Prayer, meditation and reflection spaces

UNSW Religious Centre 

The Religious Centre is located on the Kensington campus on the third floor of the Squarehouse. 

The Religious Centre is for UNSW students and staff and offers specific services and facilities across all faiths including Anglican, Buddhist, Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Islamic, Jewish, Greek Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Uniting Church. Additional support for Muslim students is available

Interfaith Spaces on Campus 

The Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion is leading discussions for designated Interfaith spaces across the University. This will ensure UNSW students and staff of all faiths will reliably find dedicated spaces to pray and practice their faith. Prayer, meditation, reflection and ablution facilities are located around UNSW. These are safe spaces available for UNSW staff and students to meet, pray, reflect, meditate or simply take some time for yourself.

Room locations 

Location Status Capacity Access requirements and timing Details
Kensington
Lower campus
 
Square House E4
Level 4
Available
Permanent
Around 35 men & 12 women. (Separate male and female rooms) Monday - Sunday
All year around
8am - 10pm
Designated prayer space.
Separate male and female prayer rooms with washing facilities.

Kensington
Lower campus

Uni Gym B5
Basketball courts

Temporary Up to 700 people (Shared facility) Friday
Friday prayer time
Booked only for Friday prayers – Shared space for men and women.

Kensington
Mid campus

Arc Offices D17
SRC spaces near Basser steps. Women room and Ethno-Cultural room

Available 
Temporary
2 - 4 people per room (women only)

Monday - Friday
12 - 4pm
Timing can change

Women only facility. Informal space used occasionally as required.

Kensington
Upper campus

Bio Link E25
Ground floor
Rooms G23A & B23B

Available
Permanent
10 - 12 men
7 - 8 women
(separate male and female rooms)
Monday - Friday

Card free access
Designated prayer space. Separate male and female prayer rooms with washing facilities.

Kensington
Upper campus

Library F21
Lower level space

Available 
Temporary
7 - 9 people (men only) No set timing Informal space, used occasionally as required.

Kensington
Upper campus

AGSM Building G27
Room LG77

Available 
Temporary
1 person (women only) Card access – can be authorised on request Pop-up parent room and sick bay that can also be used as prayer room

Randwick

Randwick Campus R14
Level 1- Male
Level 3 - Female

Available 
Temporary
2 people per room (separate male and female rooms) Locked, access from student services staff at any time (when not in use)

Level 1 also functions as a sick bay/first aid area when needed

Level 2 also functions as student adviser office

UNSW Canberra

Capability Systems Centre 21
Lover Floor
Room 101

Available 
Permanent
Around 40 men 20 women (separate male and female rooms)
Monday - Sunday
No time restriction

Designated prayer space. Separate areas for men and women.
Ablution toilets located next door to the room.