Kioloa Coastal Campus

The Kioloa Coastal Campus (KCC) of the ANU offers accommodation and research facilities at a unique location, extending from the high tide mark through a diverse ecology to thick bushland. This 348 hectare field station and now one of Australia's premier field stations, was established through the generosity of former owner Joy London, as The Edith and Joy London Foundation in honour of her mother, Edith. The field station is situated on the NSW south coast between Kioloa and Bawley Point villages, easily accessible from Canberra, Sydney and Wollongong.

The field station staff are responsible for maintaining and large of the vast coastal property which features a variety of short accommodation options, research and conference facilities.

Visitor information & safety

  • Alcohol is not permitted on the beach
  • pets are not permitted on the fieldstation property
  • firewood - help preserve the basic ecology of the property by taking firewood only from the wood heaps supplied. Fires may only be lit in fireplaces provided, and the Campus Manager or Caretaker usually organizes this for you. No fires are permitted on beaches at any time.  Check with Campus Manager regarding Fire Bans before lighting a fire
  • experimental areas - respect those areas marked for experimental work - if in doubt, check with the Campus Manager
  • The field station has no mains sewerage or water, all waste is processed by an A&A worm farm.  Please don't use toxic or antiseptic soaps or cleaning agents or corosive chemicals, and don't flush any toxic or foreign materials down the toilets.
  • Each bathroom/toilet area is provided with special bins for sanitary waste.
  • please note The Avenue and car parks are not tarred and wildlife is common on roads, speed limits are 20km/hr.

Safety guidelines

All individuals and all group leaders/field leaders coming to stay at the field station must familiarise themselves with the ANU Fieldwork Health and Safety Guidelines.

Please note that rips are common at local beaches henceforth it is highly recommended that individuals have an understanding of water safety at Kioloa


Kioloa Coastal Campus is easily accessible by car and is less than 200km from the ANU Canberra campus. It takes approx two and a half hours to travel from Canberra to Kioloa.  Public transport does not travel to Kioloa on a regular basis, however bus companies can be booked, contact us for further information.


496 Murramarang Rd, Kioloa
NSW 2539