Welcome to your rural home

UQ Gatton combines the rural traditions of its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with innovative research and teaching facilities in agriculture, animal science, veterinary science and the environment and is home to the UQ Res Halls of Residence

UQ’s Gatton campus sits on 1068 hectares of prime agricultural land, 80 kilometres west of Brisbane.

It’s the oldest tertiary institution in Queensland and was founded as the Queensland Agricultural College in 1897. It amalgamated with The University of Queensland in 1990.

Today, UQ’s Gatton campus offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Veterinary Science and School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. We also offer vocational training programs through UQ Skills.

Gatton Campus History

The history of UQ Gatton dates back to 1897, when the Queensland Agricultural College opened as a combined agricultural college and experimental farm.

This concluded a 20-year debate by farmers and politicians on ways to boost agricultural production in Queensland.

The college would later transform into a high school, general hospital for the United States army, college of advanced education and finally a campus of the University of Queensland.