About Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) 

Charles Perkins Centre's mission: Making Health Our Priority

The University of Sydney is committed to discovering life-changing solutions to global problems. They create leaders who can address the urgent need for change, and they drive groundbreaking research in collaboration with the world’s brightest minds.


At the Charles Perkins Centre they are dedicated to easing the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions – the leading causes of death, disability and reduced quality of life in Australia – through innovative research and teaching.



Charles Perkins Centre Research and Education Hub, Building D17, Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road), The University of Sydney NSW 2006


The Hub is located on the north-west boundary of the University of Sydney Camperdown Campus, bordering St John's College and in close proximity to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA).


Active Travel

We encourage environmentally friendly ways of getting to Charles Perkins Centre, such as cycling and using public transport.


By Train

Redfern is the closest train station. It is a 25-minute walk to Charles Perkins Centre, and a fairly steady flow of students walks the route via Abercrombie Street at all times of day and evening. A free shuttle bus runs between Fisher Library and Redfern Station in the evening during semester.


Central station is a 25-minute walk along City Road and George Street; however, buses to and from Central are frequent and easy to catch from Parramatta Road or City Road.


By Bus

If you are arriving by bus, there are convenient stops on Parramatta Road and City Road at our main entrances. Use the campus map to locate the closest bus stop to your destination.



Charles Perkins Centre has very limited basement parking. Casual parking is only permitted after 3pm. Prior to this, the car park is available only to permit-holders. Entry and exit to the carpark is via Parramatta Road (Orphans School Creek Lane); the second driveway after the main entrance on Ross Street. Limited parking is available on other parts of the campus. 


For more information on Charles Perkins Centre, please click on the following link: http://sydney.edu.au/perkins/