Northern Beaches Campus

Address: 151 Darley Road, Manly, NSW 2095, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9977 0333

Fondly known as “the castle on the hill” (where the Hollywood blockbuster The Great Gatsby was filmed and where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married), the Northern Beaches campus is a Sydney landmark dating back to the 19th Century. The imposing structure won worldwide acclaim when it was built by the Catholic Church between 1885 and 1889. The building, with its Gothic style and romantic central bell tower, holds a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. The entire estate covers 20 hectares of parkland.

The campus is a five-minute walk to famous Manly beach and Manly’s CBD, well known for its shopping precinct, cafés, restaurants and beachside lifestyle. A few minutes’ walk in the other direction will lead you to the foreshores of the harbour. There are harbour side bush walks to explore, extending more than 50 kilometres north and south. Aspire’s Northern Beaches Campus is also close enough to Sydney city – 17 minutes by fast ferry from Manly ferry wharf.

You have access to facilities on campus including computer laboratories, tennis and basketball courts, café, bar and restaurant. Free wireless internet is available throughout the buildings of the campus.

The Northern Beaches Campus Has the Following Facilities:

  • Accommodation
  • The Basement (Student Recreation)
  • Kitchen & canteen for on campus students
  • Courtyard Cafe (open to public)
  • First Aid Room (Manager on Duty’s Office)
  • Reception
  • Computer laboratories
  • Library
  • Student Success Centre
  • Sports, tennis and basketball courts
  • Free wireless internet

Getting to the Northern Beaches Campus

The Northern Beaches Campus is in one of Sydney’s favourite beachside suburbs so there are plenty of ways to travel in, out and around Manly. Regular transport services to the campus are available via Sydney ferries, buses and taxis.

On Foot: Campus is a 5 – 10 minute short stroll from the Manly Village CBD.

By Bus: ICMS runs a free regular shuttle bus service during teaching weeks for ICMS and Aspire students from the main Manly precinct up to the campus. Sydney buses operate regularly around Manly.

By Ferry: The most scenic way to travel to this campus is by ferry. Fast ferries travel between Manly and Circular Quay in the CBD and take just 17 minutes each way. Or you can take a little more time to enjoy the view. The normal ferry service leaves approximately every half hour from Circular Quay (Wharf 3) or Manly and takes 30 minutes. Visit the Manly Fast Ferry and Transport NSW websites for more information.

By Car: Parking is available on the Northern Beaches Campus for students with a parking permit. To obtain a parking permit, students must register their vehicle details by the end of Week 1 at Moran House reception. Parking permits must be displayed on the passenger side front windscreen and displayed at all times when parking on campus.

  • Only current year permits can be displayed.
  • Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only.
  • Students are not permitted to park in the private estate on Cerretti Crescent.
  • Students are responsible for their vehicles while parked on campus.
  • Please adhere to all signposts on campus.

All students must abide by these parking requirements and the expected standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Students who act in a manner unacceptable to the Institution will be subject to the General Misconduct Policy and General Misconduct Procedures.


You may bring your own food to eat in the Marketplace.  There is also an option to purchase meals from the canteen. There is also a cafe on site and several external cafes within walking distance.

Dress Code

Business attire

Wi-Fi Access

You will be given an account to access the wi-fi network before classes begin.