Heritage and natural beauty meet at our tranquil foundation campus

Originally opened in 1975 with a cohort of 451 students, Nathan is Griffith’s most historic learning ground. Almost 50 years later, the campus now hosts more than 13,000 students enrolled in degrees in business and government, engineering and information technology, environment, humanities and languages, law, and science and aviation.

Nathan campus is our home of world-class teaching and research on the environment, corporate sustainability, Asian studies and the emerging biosciences. Here, you’ll find the six-star, green-rated Sir Samuel Griffith Centre—Australia’s first teaching and research building driven by solar power and hydrogen energy—and our recently completed, state-of-the-art Engineering, Technology and Aviation building.

Campus tour

Explore the innovative learning spaces and research centres that make Nathan one of our most popular campuses.


170 Kessels Rd Nathan QLD 4111


General: (07) 3735 7111 Future student: 1800 677 728 (Toll free) Current student: (07) 3735 7700 International: +61 7 3735 6425

Nathan at a Glance


On the edge of Toohey Forest, close to Mt Gravatt campus and 12 kilometres from Brisbane CBD

Key study areas

Business and government, science and aviation, engineering and IT, environment, law, humanities and languages


On-campus options


Fitness centre, multisport complex, sports fields, squash courts, library and study zones, Sir Samuel Griffith Centre, Engineering, Technology and Aviation building

Food and drink

A variety of outlets including cafes and The Uni Bar


Pharmacy, post office, bookshop

Getting there

Bus, car, walk or bicycle. Car parking available

Nathan Degrees

Discover the degrees we offer at Nathan

Life at Griffith

Our Nathan campus has plenty of ways to enjoy uni life beyond study.


Check out our on-campus residential colleges, or explore off-campus accommodation.

On-campus accommodation

Off-campus accommodation