Byron Bay

Reception: +61 (02) 6639 6000
Course Enquiries: 1 800 723 338
Fax: +61 (02) 6639 6066
373-391 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW , 2481 Follow Byron Bay campus

About the Campus

SAE Byron Bay

Located in one of Australia’s most popular beachside destinations, the Byron Bay campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team of industry professionals who are passionate about helping you unleash your creative potential.

SAE Byron Bay offers you:

  • A purpose-built campus set against a background of lush sub-tropical gardens just 5 mins from town
  • Excellent academic and student support services to help you achieve your personal best
  • Smaller class sizes with more access to our team of industry-experienced and passionate lecturers
  • A range of world-leading creative media teaching and learning opportunities, including a hands-on, studio-based approach to best prepare you for a creative career
  • Secure and affordable on-campus student accommodation
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities through internships with Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay Writers' Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Byron Bay Falls Festival and more


  • 10 large digital and analog recording studios all with live spaces plus a dedicated mastering suite
  • Flagship SSL Duality recording Studio 1 with two large live spaces and two isolation booths, 5.1 surround sound and an electronic music production (EMP) suite. Studio 2 includes a flexible workflow space equipped with a control room and two live spaces, home to our unique Producer-in Residence program
  • Premium industry consoles including the SSL Duality, SSL 9000K and the Custom Series 75 console powered by Neve EMP MIDI suite featuring the Prophet 08, Roland JV 1080, Ableton Push and the Roland System 1m modular synth
  • Live sound equipment featuring the Yamaha LS9 digital console
  • Professional standard digital film cameras including Sony’s PMW range, the new Sony PXW-FS7 and the RED Scarlet
  • Large green screen studio (offsite) with movable sets
  • Small insert studio with cyc, blacks and set lighting
  • Two online and two offline edit suites and one hot-desk edit suite with latest film post-production software
  • Lecture theatre / film theatrette with cinema seating and 7.1 surround sound
  • Professional standard design and animation equipment including Wacom graphics tablets
  • Fully-stocked library with bookable study area
  • Ritchie’s Tuckshop serving healthy food and great coffee plus lunchtime tunes


About the Area

About Byron Bay

The beachside town of Byron Bay is renowned for its relaxed, laidback atmosphere, beautiful beaches, creative local community, mild-subtropical climate and unrivalled quality of life. There’s no doubt that Byron Bay offers up the quintessential creative, coastal lifestyle.

Key attractions

  • Head to the beach for a swim, surf, or walk to the lighthouse – keep a look out for our majestic and playful resident dolphins
  • Check out the Community and Farmers Markets for a sample of local produce and handmade wares
  • Visit the quaint and eclectic hinterland villages
  • Grab your hiking boots and explore the surrounding National Parks, waterfalls and waterholes
  • Feed your belly and catch up with friends in Byron’s buzzing cafes and bars
  • Take up yoga, swing on a flying trapeze, or join a meditation group…



  • Byron Arts Classic
  • Byron Spirit Festival
  • Brunswick Heads Kites and Bikes Festival
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival
  • Byron Bay Bluesfest


  • Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic
  • Lismore Lantern Parade
  • Splendour in the Grass
  • Byron Bay Writers' Festival


  • Sample Food Festival
  • Byron Lighthouse Run
  • Byron Bay Surf Festival
  • Byron Latin Fiesta
  • The Mullum Music Festival
  • UpLift Festival

Additional links and resources

Local Services

Local services in Byron Bay

Emergency Services

In an emergency call: 000 (Ambulance, Fire, Police)
Poisons advice: 131126

If it’s not an emergency but it could be serious, call 13 HEALTH – qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it: 13 43 25 84

Legal Services

For legal advice and information, or to find a Solicitor, visit the Law Society of New South Wales.

Please note that serious matters should be directed to your country’s consulate.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has a 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre. For more information visit or call the emergency consular helpline on 1300 555 135. 

Accessing Money

There are a number of banks and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Byron Bay. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (except on public holidays). ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day.

Internet Access

The Internet is readily available on campus during opening hours.

You can purchase portable broadband Wi-Fi and plug and play devices (pre-paid or on a contract/plan) from the service providers below. It is worth doing your research to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs and budget.

Medical Centres

Byron District Hospital

Shirley Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
T: +61 (02) 6685 6200

Holdsworth House Medical Practice Byron Bay 

37 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
T: +61 (02) 6680 7211

Bay Centre Medical Clinic

6 Lawson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
T: +61 (02) 6680 8174

North Coast Medical Centre 

24 Shirley Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
T: +61 (02) 6685 8666

Cape Byron Medical Centre

4 Marvell Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
T: +61 (02) 6685 6326

Places of Worship

Byron Bay is an accepting and multicultural community welcoming people of all faiths. To find your place of worship click here.


Byron Bay Transport

The Byron Bay campus is a 10 minute walk from the town centre, and a 5 minute walk from the Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Estate. Cycle and walking tracks connect the campus to both hubs.

Buses and taxis operate in and around Byron Bay. For more information, see below.


For schedule information visit:


Byron Bay Taxis

T: +61 (02) 6685 5008


Bikes are a great way to get around Byron Bay and a number of local retailers sell new and used bicycles. You can also check out the classifieds in the local newspaper for second hand bikes, or perhaps hunt down a pushbike bargain at a weekend garage sale.

Sunrise Cycles

67 Shirley Street, Byron Bay NSW
T: +61 (02) 6680 9590


There are a number of airports servicing the Byron Bay region.

Domestic and International Travel

Coolangatta (Gold Coast) and Brisbane are the main airports for domestic and international travel.

Local Airports (Domestic and Regional Travel)

Ballina Airport has domestic fights to Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.

Lismore Regional Airport offers daily Regional Express Flights (REX) to Sydney.

Airport Transfers (Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ballina)


Accommodation in Byron Bay

SAE Byron Bay is the only site in Australia to offer its students purpose-built accommodation, on campus.

Nestled amongst landscaped rainforest gardens, the accommodation is located adjacent to the main teaching and learning hub.

The accommodation facilities include twin share rooms with communal kitchen, dining room, bathroom and laundry amenities. There is a dedicated recreational area with free Wi-Fi access.

The central location of the Byron Bay campus ensures student residents have easy access to local shopping, community and social services, and recreational facilities.

If you’d like to learn more about our accommodation options and availability, or to apply, please contact 

 Accommodation Scholarships*

(Information for international SAE diploma graduates)

SAE is thrilled to announce Accommodation Scholarships for 2016 worth AU$7500.

  • Are you an international SAE diploma graduate from a non-Australian campus?
  • Do you want to upgrade your qualifications to a SAE degree?
  • Do you want to study at Byron Bay?
  • Do you want to live on campus at Byron Bay free of charge?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, or you want more information, contact now!

*Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer. Limited to full-time enrolments in our degree courses for 2016 intakes only.

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