University Rankings 

It is vital for overseas students to make an informed decision about their career by choosing the right university when planning to study in Australia. Based on our research conducted from the various world ranking providers, the top three universities in Australia for 2019 are:

  • University of Melbourne – Melbourne
  • Australian National University – Canberra
  • University of Sydney – Sydney

The table below shows the World Ranking of all the Australian Universities based on three very popular ranking websites:

QS World University Ranking 

It is an annual publication of the university rankings where the universities are given a rank based on their overall global performance and the subject ranking. You can also compare various universities rankings by student cities, location, employability and many other factors. QS Top universities has been around for more than 15 years now.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking

Since 2004, Times Higher Education has been helping students to make informed decisions by publishing annual data for the university rankings for over 1250 universities worldwide. It measures universities performance on 13 different metrics and the data is audited by private firm (PwC, PricwaterhouseCoopers) to check the authenticity of the rankings.

Webometrics Rankings Web of Universities

Webometrics Rankings also provide the university ranks based on the based of the content posted on the web and the visibility and the impact of these web publications measured by the external links citing the publication. This data is collected and published by Cybermetrics Lab based in Madrid, Spain.


UniversityCityStateQS World University RankingsTimes Higher Education (THE)Webometrics
University of MelbourneMelbourneVIC393255
Australian National UniversityCanberraACT244977
University of SydneySydneyNSW425972
University of QueenslandBrisbaneQLD486966
Monash UniversityMelbourneVIC598488
University of New South WalesSydneyNSW459663
University of Western AustraliaPerthWA91134149
University of AdelaideAdelaideSA114135126
University of Technology SydneySydneyNSW160196294
University of WollongongWollongongNSW218201-250284
Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneQLD244201-250259
Macquarie UniversitySydneyNSW250201-250262
University of South AustraliaAdelaideSA264201-250376
James Cook UniversityTownsvilleQLD369201-250421
Griffith UniversityGold CoastQLD329251-300294
Flinders UniversityAdelaideSA478251-300448
University of CanberraCanberraACT601-650251-300766
University of NewcastleNewcastleNSW214301-350357
Curtin UniversityPerthWA250301-350248
La Trobe UniversityMelbourneVIC397301-350403
Victoria UniversityMelbourneVIC651-700301-350733
University of TasmaniaHobartTAS287351-400402
Deakin UniversityGeelongVIC309351-400313
Western Sydney UniversitySydneyNSW498351-400555
RMIT UniversityMelbourneVIC250401-450299
Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneVIC387401-450785
Murdoch UniversityPerthWA591-600401-450617
Australian Catholic UniversitySydneyNSW801-1000401-450741
Bond UniversityGold CoastQLD443501-6001061
Charles Darwin UniversityDarwinNT651-700501-6001039
Edith Cowan UniversityPerthWA751-800501-600737
Southern Cross UniversityLismoreNSW801-1000501-600859
University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaQLD751-800601-800837
University of the Sunshine CoastSunshine CoastQLD801-1000601-8001216
Charles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaNSW801-10001000+672
University of New EnglandArmidaleNSW801-10001000+696
Federation University AustraliaBallaratVIC1000+1000+4226
Torrens University AustraliaAdelaideSA1000+1000+7444
University of DivinityMelbourneVIC1000+1000+13575
University of Notre Dame AustraliaFremantleWA1000+ 1000+1785


Last Updated: May 2019

Important: “1000+” ranks are given to the universities when no other value has been assigned by these three agencies.