For the traditional custodians of this land, ‘Kambri’ has been a meeting place for thousands of years. The name was gifted to the ANU by representatives of the Little Gudgenby River Tribal Council, Buru Ngunawal Aboriginal Corporation, King Brown Tribal Group, and the Ngarigu Currawong Clan.
The Kambri cultural precinct offers a new educational, physical, creative and social experience in a village setting. In time, this contemporary community space hopes to bring the spirit of placemaking and gathering to the ANU.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Kambri is the living heart of the Australian National University, located in the centre of the Acton campus.
Abuzz with activity, this new precinct boasts tree-lined avenues and spectacular outlooks over Sullivan’s Creek and the mountains, and is easily accessible via many means.
Kambri was conceived and developed with a people-first approach, which is reflected in the well-lit and pleasant pedestrian routes that connect with the surrounding communities and facilitate active transport opportunities.
The ANU campus is served by Transport Canberra’s high frequency ‘Rapid’ bus services. For more information on these, check out Transport Canberra’s Journey Planner.
Kambri is extremely bike-friendly – in fact the Acton campus has over forty enclosures with enough storage for more than 2,000 bikes. The best way to find out about bicycle shelters on campus is to look under ‘outdoor facilities’ on ANU maps.
If you don’t own your own bike, the Timely Treadly program provides staff and postgraduate students with access to a bicycle for travel around campus. More than 100 bicycles are housed in various parts of the ANU campus. Contact the Transport Office for more information.
The taxi and Uber rank is conveniently located directly outside the Cultural Centre,
giving easy access to all visitors coming and going.
We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose land we are fortunate to have built our campus and our history as Australia’s National University.
We pay respect to the elders of the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Ngunawal and Ngarigu people, past and present, and extend this respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander staff, students and visitors of ANU.
The self-guided walking trail will take you across ANU Acton Campus, highlighting the historical significance of this place, and the continuing culture and connection to Country. The trail also stops at schools and centres researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history, health, economics and education.
Parking is free for three hours on Saturdays and Sundays in the Kambri Car Park.
The car park is located at the corner of Kingsley Street and Tangney Road, Acton and offers affordable, secure underground parking, utilising the latest ticketless parking system technology.
There is 15-minutes-free access to the car park for drop-offs and pick-ups, with hourly, early bird, after 5pm, weekend, event and competitive monthly rates also available.
Please contact Carepark for information on special rates:
P +61 2 9299 6767
If you have a question about Kambri, would like to book an event, or would like any further information please contact the Kambri Precinct Management Team at Kambri.Venues@anu.edu.au