Information below outlines the Tonsley building's facilities. View student services information.

Opening hours and building access

Tonsley is accessible to everyone between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Staff access outside normal opening hours

Staff can access the Tonsley building between 6.00am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday by using their swipe cards. If you require access outside these hours, make your request in writing to the Concierge with approval from your office or school manager. This includes access on public holidays.

Student access outside normal opening hours

Students can access the Tonsley building between 6.00am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday with their swipe cards.

For security and safety reasons undergraduate students are not permitted onsite after 10.00pm.

After hours access register

Staff and PhD students with extended access permissions need to notify security or the Concierge if working after 10.00pm. This will be recorded on the after-hours security register.


There is no ATM in the Flinders building, however, one is located at TAFE at the opposite end of the Main Assembly Building (MAB) undercover area.

First aid

There are first aid officers and two first aid kits per floor - placed at the southern end of the east and west corridors. There is also a first aid room on the ground floor. In case of emergency contact the Concierge and/or call 000.

Food, beverages and catering

There are a range of food and beverage providers in the Tonsley Town Square open Monday to Friday with EFTPOS facilities. These include:

Please note, there are no vending machines.


Lockers are available for students and staff in the main building, shower rooms and the Pod.

Lockers are activated using ID cards and some have powerpoints for charging electronic devices.

At the beginning of each semester, you can request access to a locker from the Concierge. Lockers are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis and must be emptied on the last Friday of every semester. Items retrieved from lockers by security after this time will go to lost property and owners will be contacted wherever possible.

Lost property

Contact the Concierge for lost property.

Meeting rooms

Staff can book meeting rooms using Outlook. Invite locations beginning with 'Room - Ton' to see the full list.

Students can request meeting rooms for study groups through the CSEM office.


The Flinders at Tonsley Pod is a 2000sqm self-contained space positioned beneath the roofline of the original Mitsubishi Main Assemby Building. The Pod houses heavy engineering equipment used for teaching and research and a large hexapod (a mechanical unit used to test components such as aeroplane wings), as well as a purpose-built marine test tank.

Prayer rooms

Male and female prayer rooms are located on the ground floor of the Tonsley building. Both prayer rooms are next to the change rooms and showers, where foot-wash facilities are also available.


Security patrol the premises regularly and manage after hours building access. Contact Security.


Showers are available for use by staff and students.

Shower facilities are located directly to the left rear door entrance on the ground floor.

Access to showers and shower lockers using your ID card can be arranged via the Concierge.

Student lounge

The student lounge is located on level 1 of the Tonsley building and is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Facilities in the student lounge include:

  • microwaves and toasted sandwich makers
  • cold drinking water
  • hot water
  • tables and seating.