UNSW Biomedical Sciences Centre

UNSW’s new Biomedical Sciences Centre will be home to the Faculty of Medicine & Health’s Rural Clinical Campus in Wagga Wagga. The Centre will be a state-of-the-art purpose-built facility that will change the way medical students are trained in Australian rural, regional, and remote communities thanks to a $21 million commitment from the federal government – part of a wider investment in the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network (MDMSN).  

The new building will feature tutorial rooms and function space, a lecture theatre, dry labs, research facilities, tutorial rooms, scenario rooms, academic staff offices and on-site parking. 

Training local students to support local communities

The new Biomedical Sciences Centre means that country medical students can train from start to finish in Wagga Wagga.  UNSW will have the infrastructure to support students as they progress from their degrees to gain meaningful employment as country practitioners and regional medical specialists in collaboration with the local health district

The Biomedical Sciences Centre will enhance the experience for UNSW students studying the full Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine degree in Wagga Wagga. It will also enable opportunities for specialised postgraduate training working closely with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

UNSW is a partner in the Murrumbidgee Health and Knowledge Precinct. The precinct brings together local health and education providers to train a workforce in the local region, for the local region. 

UNSW’s presence in Wagga Wagga and other regional areas of New South Wales aims to address the shortage of clinicians in these areas. The new Biomedical Sciences Centre will allow students to stay close to family and friends and remove the financial barrier of needing to relocate to Sydney to obtain a medical degree.

The centre is due to open for students in early 2025 for the start of the academic year.