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About Burgmann College

Alex Square

Welcome to Burgmann College

Situated on beautiful Ngambri and Ngunnawal land, Burgmann College is not just a place to live; it is a vibrant and dynamic community that thrives on the energy, diversity, and potential of each resident. It is a place where you will forge lasting friendships, cultivate your passions, and grow as individuals. It is a place where you will encounter new challenges and opportunities that will shape your future.

As the Principal, I am committed to creating an environment that is conducive to your academic success, personal growth, and overall well-being.

Living in a community brings enormous benefits and important responsibilities. Everything we do is underpinned by the College’s values of respect, inclusivity, and egalitarianism. Residents are encouraged to achieve their highest potential both academically and personally, and to always have respect for themselves and others.

Your time here is not just about earning a degree; it's about discovering who you are, what you're passionate about, and how you can contribute to the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to Burgmann, your 'home away from home'.

Alex McKenzie

Our Values

Burgmann College is a value-aligned community which helps maintain its strong identity and ensures the College operates with integrity and authenticity.


Our culture is built on respect for ourselves, each other and our shared home, and is reflected in our words and actions. Residents are asked to maintain a balance between enjoyment of personal freedom and respect for the freedom of others; between creative individualism and collegiate cooperation. This balance is central to the College’s origins and is fundamental to our community.


Burgmann College is committed to providing a safe and inclusive culture. We celebrate and support each resident to express their unique selves within an inclusive and collegiate environment. This is one of the aspects that contributes strongly to residents feeling safe in their home away from home environment here at Burgmann.


We maintain a non-hierarchical ethos valued by our founders, with undergraduate and postgraduate students having equal access to all facilities and no distinctions between ‘junior’ and ‘senior’ residents. Residents are encouraged to contribute to the College and leadership roles provide opportunities to participate in important decision making that affects the whole Burgmann community. Consultation and collaboration continues to build strong relationships at Burgmann and this ethos provides a framework for our thriving community.

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Burgmann College is located at 52 Daley Road on the Australian National University (ANU) campus. The College overlooks Sullivan's Creek just before it enters Lake Burley Griffin.

Burgmann's parkland setting amid mature trees, lawns and gardens make it one of the most attractive places of residence on the ANU campus. Few houses in Canberra can match the convenience of on-campus accommodation.

It's possible to walk to lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes within 10 minutes. Within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the College, you can reach Lake Burley Griffin, the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Australia. This puts Burgmann College in the middle of a beautiful area of Canberra, with a variety of colours throughout the year.