Meeting venue

Charles Perkins Centre

The Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) is a $385 million purpose-built facility, supported by the federal government through its Education Investment Fund and provides state-of-the-art facilities and technology for more than 1500 undergraduate students, 900 researchers, and higher degree research students.

Located on the north-west boundary of the University’s Camperdown Campus, bordering St John's College and in close proximity to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), the hub will also spearhead a vibrant research and education precinct that has links to nearby affiliated medical research institutes and hospitals.

The centre owes its name to one of the University of Sydney’s most revered alumni. Dr Charles Nelson Perkins AO was the first Aboriginal man to graduate from a university in Australia, in 1966.

Charles Perkins changed the lives of many Australians. He worked across boundaries to create new opportunities, and reached beyond traditional limitations to find solutions. He showed that new partnerships and ideas could change the way Australians think and act. He sought to lead new collaborations in situations where a single person or agency could not deliver the desired result.

Contact details

Charles Perkins Centre
T +61 2 8627 1616


Building D17
Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road)
The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006