A campus on a working farm

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba.

On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find teaching and research facilities in agricultural, environmental and veterinary sciences. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s facilities sit against a backdrop of homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

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Getting to Gatton campus

Gatton campus is served by a University bus service and private bus lines.

Intercampus bus

UQ staff and students can use a free intercampus bus service that runs between Gatton and St Lucia campuses.

Private bus lines

Greyhound and Murrays coaches run between Brisbane and Gatton campus several times each day. Timetables, maps and fare information are on the:

Train and bus

A rail-bus service runs between Brisbane and Gatton. From Brisbane, catch an Ipswich-Rosewood-line train to Rosewood station, then transfer onto the 539 bus to Gatton campus. The journey takes about 2 hours.

Gatton campus is located on the Warrego Highway, just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, and 10 minutes from the centre of Gatton.

Parking at Gatton