Say yes to the Uni city move.

Reasons to vote FOR the proposal to relocate

Included in the upcoming Hobart City Council voting pack there will be an elector poll asking you if you support the University of Tasmania relocating to the Hobart CBD.

The University must invest in new facilities so it can provide the best possible education and research for current and future generations.

Relocating into the CBD will deliver contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities for students and staff, make higher education more accessible to more Tasmanians and secure the University’s financial future.

The relocation of the Sandy Bay Campus will also:

Place students closer to work opportunities

The average age of our students attending campus in Hobart is 26 years1 and 8 out of 10 of our students are working as well as studying2.

Unify the southern campus

Today, 4 in 10 Hobart-based students already study in the city1.

Add vibrancy
to the CBD

The campus will revitalise long-empty buildings and vacant spaces.

Support local
businesses

Staff are forecast to spend $15 million a year3.

Reduce Hobart traffic by 425 cars a day4

Staff and students based in the city drive less and new CBD parking spaces will be added.

Help green
the city

New parks will be incorporated into the facilities.

Allow much greater community access

University facilities like libraries and event spaces will be centrally located and open to the public.

Improve environmental sustainability

A campus that is easier to access, constructed with less concrete and uses less energy is a good thing for our climate.


Saying yes to the University city move will help every student and staff member be their best and help make our wonderful city of Hobart even stronger.

How can I support the relocation?

  • If you are eligible, vote FOR the proposal to relocate
  • Follow and support us on Facebook
  • Follow and support The Shake Up community panel activity
  • Talk to your friends and community

For more information supporting the proposal visit Transforming our southern campus

Contact the Southern Transformation Team on +61 3 6324 9737 or southern.future@utas.edu.au.


1 University of Tasmania Student Record System.
2 Calculated from the “Commencing” and “Lost” students’ surveys
3 Calculation using the Urbis Office Workers Survey
4 Calculation based on reported behaviour change between city-based staff and students compared to Sandy Bay-based staff and students (2021 University of Tasmania staff and student travel behaviour survey)