About the Albury-Wodonga Campus

Our campus is one of La Trobe’s four regional campuses. We were established in 1991, following integration with the Wodonga Institute of Tertiary Education (WITE).

In those early years, our campus shared some facilities with Wodonga TAFE, including the library, which is still shared today.

Four years on, in mid-1995, The Michael J Osborne building was officially opened and the campus had its own home. Staff and students moved into the new buildings on the current site, 133 McKoy Street, Wodonga. The year 2000 saw the addition of the Health Sciences building and the David Mann Library followed soon after in 2002. In 2005, the Nancy F Millis Building was officially opened and in 2008, our campus café and student commons spaces were opened. McFarlane Hill Residences were added in 2012 providing an additional 28 beds to existing on-campus accommodation.

Our campus celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.

Since opening in 1991, thousands of students have graduated from our campus and are working in regional Victoria – and across Australia - in a vast array of disciplines.

Research is also integral to our campus. Home to two University Research Centres – the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems, and the John Richards Centre for Rural Aging Research as well as the Care Economy Reasearch Institute. – La Trobe Albury-Wodonga is also the third-largest research centre per capita in Australia.

As Victoria's only state-wide university, La Trobe is deeply committed to its regional campuses.  The  La Trobe University Strategy for Regional Victoria was released in 2020 and details our strategic direction, as a multi-campus university.  The Albury-Wodonga Campus Plan outlines our local strategy and commitment to the region.

Regional Advisory Board

Our Regional Advisory Boards (RABs) have been in existence for many years. The university has a strong focus on strengthening its regional campuses through its regional strategy.

Our Regional Advisory Board comprises members of the community who have an interest in higher education, its relationship with the region and bringing unique skills relevant to the strategic direction of the campus and university.

Biomedical labs

Built in 2019, our teaching laboratory consists of two modern laboratories, a preparation room, and an anatomy learning space. This $2 million laboratory uses high-tech equipment to deliver applied learning to students studying:

  • in our medical program
  • biomedical science
  • life sciences.

The anatomy space employs augmented reality and virtual reality systems to enhance learning in studies of human biology.

Clinical Learning Units (Nursing Labs)

These modern laboratories are set up like real-life hospital wards and allow students to practise their skills in a simulated environment before starting these practices outside university.

Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE)

The CFE is an independent research provider, with more than 25 years' experience in collaboration and alignment of the interests of research policy. This multi-disciplinary research centre focuses on teaching and researching across areas of:

  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem function
  • resilience.

You will also use these facilities if you are studying psychology, and environmental and agricultural sciences.

David Mann Library

Our David Mann Library was designed by Woods Bagot and the building (by Zauner Constructions) began in 2001. It was opened for business for Semester 2, 2002 and formally opened on 15 October 2002 by the Chancellor, Professor Nancy F Millis. The guests of honour were Mr David and Mrs Elaine Mann.

In June 2003, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects awarded its regional prize to Woods Bagot (Victoria) for the David Mann Library. The citation stated, “Close co-ordination between the architects and staff has resulted in a building which is inviting and has great appeal to those who flock to use it.”

Care Economy Research Institute

As one of La Trobe's new flagship Research Institutes, CERI is aiming to break down silos in the health and social care sectors by supporting researchers and industry to co-design and implement the next generation of services.

Our researchers work across the breadth of the care economy from child protection, disability services, alcohol and other drugs, mental health services to aged care and more.