Over the years, our physical expansion has mirrored our forward-looking nature and our responsiveness to the changing needs of our students, partners and the broader communities we serve. Today, Curtin campuses stretch from Perth to Asia and soon, the Middle East, engaging students from a diversity of countries, disciplines and walks of life.
1900: Perth Technical School was an early precursor to the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT). Opening in 1900, it occupied the Old Perth Boys' School on St George's Terrace.
1967: WAIT's core infrastructure is completed in 1966 and the institute opens its doors to students the following year.
1969: WAIT’s footprint expands beyond Perth with the acquisition of The Muresk Agricultural College in Northam and the Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie.
1980s: Landscaping at the Bentley Campus begins to soften the hard concrete surfaces that have defined the University for many years.
1994: The architecturally distinct Centre for Aboriginal Studies opens. The building is a very visible symbol of Curtin’s commitment to supporting Indigenous identity, education and reconciliation.
1997: The striking John Curtin Centre opens at the western entrance to the Bentley Campus. It includes the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, the John Curtin Gallery and the Kirribilli Café.
2002: The Curtin Graduate School of Business moves into new premises on Murray Street in the city centre, after nine years on the 30th floor of the QV1 building.
2002: Curtin Malaysia opens. The University's first offshore campus echoes the architectural themes of the main campus in Perth.
2008: The University's second offshore campus, Curtin Singapore, enables students to complete a Curtin degree in one of the world's pre-eminent business hubs.
2016: Curtin acquires two historic buildings in the city centre: the Old Perth Boys' School on St Georges Terrace and 57 Murray Street.
2016: Curtin Medical School is completed in time to welcome its first cohort of students in 2017.
Future Midland Campus: The soon-to-be-built Midland Campus will be a clinical base for Curtin Medical School students in their fourth and fifth year of study.
Greater Curtin: The vision for 2030 is bold - an innovation precinct that not only welcomes students and staff, but industry and community.