Kioloa Coastal Campus


The KCC accepts bookings for teaching, research, educational and cultural activities only, as per the Deed of Gift under which this property was bequeathed to the ANU.

Kioloa Coastal Campus is a shared facility and no individual user or group has the exclusive use of the field station. Kioloa Management reserves the right to alter accommodation/facilities and to utilize any empty bedrooms for other groups to maximise bookings. Bookings are made on a 'first come-first served' basis with ANU groups being able to make bookings more than 12 months in advance.

To make a booking:

  • Fill in the online enquiry form or contact the KCC office to enquire about availability for your preferred dates
  • Your tentative dates will be penciled in and information will be sent to you via email
  • Return your completed Booking/Confirmation form as soon as possible
  • Confirm the final maximum number of people to be accommodated four (4) weeks prior to your arrival date plus the initial rooming allocations
  • Two (2) weeks prior to arrival a Minimum Indicative Costing will be emailed. This is NOT a tax invoice, but forms the basis of an invoice that will be formally emailed after your visit

Management must be promptly notified of all changes to reservations.


The cost for use of the field stations is kept at a minimum with the understanding that users contribute to the cleaning and care of the facilities. Where this is not the case an extra charge will be incurred. Please be considerate of the environment and of other people when using the field station.

Basic accommodation fee for bookings are $37.50 per person twin share (ex-GST) and $75.00 for sole room occupancy. Nightly charges in the dormitories are $25.50 (ex GST) per person. Additional fees for one-night stays, day-time use only and conference functions apply.


      • Note that bed linen and blankets are not provided unless requested. You can hire a linen pack for $27.00 each (ex GST) OR you must bring your own bath towel, bottom sheet, pillow case and sleeping bag ‐ OR ‐ top and bottom sheet with blanket and/or quilt.  If you arrive without some or any of these items, you will need to hire a full linen pack for $27.00 (GST excl)
      • use of cottage kitchens – additional $20.00/night
      • single night surcharge - $5.50
      • day visitor fee - $16.50/day
      • waste disposal fee - $50.00
      • extra cleaning fees apply as necessary

      Discounts apply for long stays/research purposes over 14 nights.

      Payment methods

      ANU bookings - A statement will be issued to the administrator nominated on the formal confirmation booking form. Please provide the departments GL code with signed delegation approval. Kioloa Staff will alert the F & S finance team to make the journal transfer from the GLC provided.

      External bookings and all other payment types will have GST included. Credit card and cash payments may be made at the KCC office. EFT details will be on the invoice. Cheques must be made out to: The Australian National University General Account Kioloa and posted to the Kioloa Coastal Campus address on the invoice.


      Cancellation fees apply if a booking is cancelled (25% of booked facilities) or reduced in numbers (a fee is charged per bed cancelled) less than four (4) weeks prior to the arrival date.


      The group leader or co‐ordinator must collect the keys for the whole group from the KCC office, along with the fieldstation manual. The office is located off the front verandah of the homestead (the Manager’s residence) at the top of the KCC driveway, sign‐posted ‘Office’.

      Staying at KCC

      • bring a beach towel
      • bring your toiletries – Bawley Point Village Shops are 4km away
      • bring mosquito and insect repellent.  Repellent also helps against ticks, leeches, and bushflies.
      • make sure you bring sensible clothing, and sensible footwear, for all types of weather.  It can turn cold in summer, too, and it is often windy and rainy here. You may even find that slippers are useful inside, as the floors can be cold in the winter months
      • bring sunscreen and a sunhat, and a raincoat.

      House keeping issues

      • Rubbish: garbage, recycling and food waste - to be placed in our labelled garbage bins and recycling bins provided (near each main community building)
      • drinking water - is the rain water collected from the roofs of the field station buildings and stored in rainwater tanks.  Water for showers and toilets is sourced from the property dams
      • power usage - Power failures are more common as we are in a remote area. As such save work regularly and be conscious of turning off power points when not in use.

      Safety guidelines

      Please ensure that the following housekeeping and safety information is provided to and completed prior to arrival by all visitors attending the Kioloa Coastal Campus.

      ANU staff & students will be able to access the site induction module through Pulse.

      Non-ANU users can view a PDF version of the site induction module.  

      The site induction acknowledgement should be completed, signed and returned to us by the group organizer prior to arrival.

      Please also note guidelines in Water safety at Kioloa - rips are common at local beaches. Also see SOS Fact Sheet - Rip Currents

      Water/swimming safety notices are displayed in the buildings and on the beaches and provided in the Fieldstation Manual.  You must read the water safety instructions before going swimming.

      Field work

      Field work requires special consideration in regards to Health and Safety. The Australian National University has a comprehensive list of forms and requirements for field trips. 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. Within the field station compliance with Health and Safety Policy, conditions of use and relevant regulations are mandatory.

      It is the responsibility of individual users of the station to obtain all necessary permits and permissions such as collection permits, animal ethics approvals, permissions to access private land or for the installation of equipment in the field.


      • carry out MANDATORY CLEANING as outlined in the fieldstation manual
      • complete departure form
      • return fieldstation manual and keys to the Office


      • available on request
      • wireless/broadband internet access information is provided in the fieldstation manual given to the group leader on arrival
      • video conferencing facility also available on request (PC set-up only)
      • bring your own computer equipment i.e. laptops (notebooks, tablets), any cables connect to other IT/AV equipment
      • other universities – find out about your own institution's Eduroam set‐up