Notre Dame officially opens Darlinghurst Campus

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 14-7-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia celebrated the Blessing and Official Opening of its Darlinghurst Campus and Medical School in Sydney on Sunday 13 July 2008.

The new state-of-the-art facilities, which have been purpose built for the University’s Medicine and Nursing schools, are located directly opposite St Vincent’s Hospital.

Supporters of the University travelled from overseas and around Australia for the event which was held in the restored historic Sacred Heart Church.

His Eminence, Cardinal George Pell AC, Archbishop of Sydney, blessed the new facility, and Father Edward A Malloy CSC, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, USA, and Trustee of the University, formally opened it.

His Eminence Cardinal George Pell congratulated the University on the new Darlinghurst Campus.

“The University has built a superb new facility for educating doctors and nurses and for supporting university medical research.

“It has also made ingenious use of the existing parish buildings for teaching and administrative purposes,” said Cardinal Pell.

Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock said, “This is a great day for the students and their families and for this new university in Sydney. The Darlinghurst Campus is a beautiful and historic facility which will do much to enhance the quality of the medical education to be provided by the University.”

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