ANU MEDIA RELEASE: ANU to reopen Tuesday 27 February

The Australian National University (ANU) Acton campus will reopen on Tuesday 27 February after a temporary closure due to weekend flooding.

The Chifley Library, the Tjabal Centre, the lower ground floor of the AD Hope Building and the University ovals will remain closed due to flood damage until further notice.

The Kambri construction site is being assessed for damage and work is expected to resume on the project next week.

“We closed the campus on Monday to allow essential safety checks on infrastructure including bridges, creek banks and electrical switchboards. We want to ensure all facilities are safe for students, staff and visitors,” said ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt.

“I’d like to thank our students and staff for their support and cooperation during the closure. I’d especially like to thank our dedicated staff who have worked long hours across the weekend and today to clean up the damage and to make sure we can resume normal operations as soon as possible.”

A series of questions and answers on how the flooding has affected ANU is available on the website at The information will be updated as new information comes to hand.

Background on how the floods impacted ANU and the decision to close the campus is available at

The University is still evaluating the full damage from the flooding and expects full assessment to take some weeks.

Students and staff should continue to check emails and the ANU web page for updates.

The university is working on make-up arrangements for cancelled classes and students will be notified of arrangements for their courses by their course conveners.

The ANU hotline will have up to date information on 1800 275 268.


For media assistance, contact the ANU media hotline on 6125 7979 or email

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