Keen on applying for Uni? Here’s a list of Open Days to hit up

You'll be jumping for joy (virtually) after getting more info on the courses you're keen on. Image: Shutterstock

If you’re in Year 12 university open days are a great way to check out specific courses and campuses. Yep, even virtually.

If you’re in Year 12 and have 2021 on your mind, heading along to a university open day could equip you with the clarity needed to narrow down your pathway options.

Sitting in on lectures, chatting to course co-ordinators and meeting real-life undergraduates are some of the intro activities that generally go down, although this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, a lot of them will be virtual.

Here, we’ve listed the universities hosting info days in 2020 so you know what to wear – from the waist up – for Zoom networking, streamed campus tours and virtual social sessions. We’ll continue to review it as updates are announced.


Australian National University, August 22
Virtual program TBC.

University of Canberra, August 22


University of New England, May 7, 2021
No Open Day planned for 2020.

Charles Sturt University
Albury, Wodonga, Sunday 6 September
Bathurst, September 27
Dubbo, September 19
Orange, September 26
Port Macquarie, September 20
Wagga Wagga, September 13
Virtual, September 15
Virtual, September 16
Virtual, September 17
A mix of virtual and face-to-face events.

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Southern Cross University
Coffs Harbour, August 14
Lismore, TBC
Gold Coast, August 16

University of Newcastle, 14-18 September
Throughout our week-long virtual event, you’ll have access to over 40 degree webinars, live information webinars including sessions with our admissions, pathways and scholarships teams, live tours and loads more.

Australian Catholic University, August 29, September 5, September 12
Three consecutive virtual open days, with recordings made available afterwards.

Macquarie University, August 15
The virtual Open Day will include live chats with current students and videos about some of the Uni’s most popular courses.

University of New South Wales, September 5

University of Sydney, August 29

University of Technology, August 29

Western Sydney University
Parramatta City, May 16
Parramatta South and Parramatta City, August 16
Experience everything the Uni has to offer virtually.

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University of Wollongong, August 8
Get your questions answered live by UOW experts, learn more about UOW courses and entry requirements, roam the campus facilities in 360° or book a personalised on-campus tour – all virtually.

Charles Darwin University, August 23
Access and download course information, visit virtual booths, live chat with academic staff and students and attend webinars.


Griffith University, July 14 – October 1
You’ll have 24/7 access to dynamic virtual study booths, information and on-demand presentations.

Queensland University of Technology, August 29 and 30
More details on their virtual Open Day TBC.

University of Queensland, August 2
Have all your questions about UQ’s campus and courses answered without leaving home.

Bond University, July 25
Grab your favourite device and live stream the action.

University of the Sunshine Coast, July 18
Tune into live Q&A video sessions running from 10am-12.30pm with academics and students.

CQ University
August 1 (10am–1pm)
Aug 15 (10am–1pm)
Online Chat (3–6pm): 30 Apr, 21 May, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 16 Sep, 8 Oct, 24 Nov
All Open Day dates will be virtual.

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University of Southern Queensland, September 5
Explore the campus in a 360 virtual tour and speak with current students about their experiences via live chat.

 James Cook University, virtual dates TBC


Carnegie Mellon University, dates TBC

Flinders University, August 17 

University of Adelaide, August 16

University of South Australia, August
Details and date TBC.

Torrens University Australia, August 11
Virtual Open Day 4:00pm to 7:00pm


University of Tasmania, virtual dates TBC


Federation University of Australia, August 16
Take a virtual tour of each campus, watch a live course webinar, participate in live Q&A sessions, and listen to current students and academics as they share their unique experiences about life at Federation.

Deakin University, August 16
Tune into webinars, participate in live Q&A sessions and hear firsthand about uni life from current students.

La Trobe University
Melbourne, August 2
Shepparton, August 7
Mildura, August 12
Albury-Wodonga, August 16
Bendigo, August 23
Sydney, August 26
Get a virtual, all-access pass to La Trobe with exclusive webinars, live Q&As and insights from staff and students.

RMIT University, August 8 and 9
Join live, virtual Q&A panels, information sessions and study tours.

Monash University, virtual dates TBC

Swinburne University of Technology, virtual dates TBC

University of Melbourne, virtual dates TBC

Victoria University, August 15
Explore the campus virtually.


University of Notre Dame Australia, dates TBC

Curtin University, dates TBC

Edith Cowan University, August 9
Chat live with course specialists, explore facilities and study options in the virtual exhibition hall and take a 360° campus tour.

Murdoch University, July 6

University of Western Australia, August 2
Check out the campus, learn more about specific courses and chat to current students, academics and graduates about your plans – all virtually.

Psyched to head along to a few? Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend confirming details with individual Universities before attending any on-campus events. 

Cassie Steel

Author: Cassie Steel

As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.


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