Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Over the past weeks we have seen cars road tripping to the capital, full of teenagers wide-eyed with dreams of the future, and emotional parents trying to cling to the past… but it’s time to throw that all away because IT’S O-WEEK B**CHES! Here is your guide to the very best parties in town to make sure you start off the year with a bang!

University of Canberra

UC is the party campus for sure and by starting its O-Week before ANU it means that UC students can enjoy two weeks of non-stop partying! However, the best parties start on campus – here are some of the highlights.

Bus & Boat Tour departing from The Hub Lawns

2pm Monday 6 February

New to Canberra and want a quick introduction of Canberra’s finest views and attractions? Hop on board the UC Life! Annual Bus and Boat Tour to tour the Capital!

Warehouse Toga Party at UC Warehouse (Old Zierholz Building)

7:30pm Wednesday 8 February

Party like a God at the inaugural University of Canberra toga party for O-Week 2017.

Get out your best bed sheet and get set for drinks specials and bangers to keep everyone going all night and into the city. Remember to wear your toga and bring your student ID.

Donuts n Chill at the UC Concourse

11:00am Thursday 9 February

After a massive night of toga partying, head to the concourse for the ultimate binge and chill session! Come and grab a free donut, pull up a beanbag or rug and chill out to some tunes! What better way to relax and catch up with your friends during O-Week?

Australian National University

Commencing Monday 13 February, ANU students from all over the globe will head back to the campus to party their way into Semester 1 2017! Here are some of the highlights for the week!

Trivia and Garden Party at ANU Bar

4pm Tuesday 14 February

Okay brainiacs, it’s time to make some new friends with your mad trivia skills!  Whether you’re coming by yourself or in a group, ANU Bar has got you covered! After you have made some life-long trivia pals, head outside for a Garden Party out the back of ANU Bar, with chill music and great vibes!

Sugar Crawl departing from Daley Road, Fenner, UniLodge

6pm Wednesday 15 February

If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, it’s your time to shine with a hump day dessert marathon through civic #treatyourself.

24-hour dance party at the corner of AD Hope and Chifley, downstairs

10am Thursday 16 February

From 10am until 10am, a group of marathon dancers will attempt a 24-hour dance marathon. Join in and bust a groove throughout the momentous feat. BYO water bottle and probably food and energy gels – it’s going to be a long ride!

Cloud 9 at ANU

The annual Friday night party at ANU is always epic, but this year the students association have truly outdone themselves! For the events 10th birthday party it has secured a not-to-be-missed lineup.

Ball Park Music |The Preatures | Tkay Maidza | Set Mo | Habits | Jennifer Loveless | Genesis Owusu | Kimchi Princi | Rimbombo | Moaning Lisa | Playful Sound | California Girls

Enjoy awesome music, hot chips, beer and a great group of students – as well as some unexpected surprised to be revealed very soon! You’ll have to grab a ticket to see exactly what we have in store, but with two stages, some amazing art installations and a pretty funky beer garden there is plenty to get excited about…



Mr. Moose welcomes all new and returning students to Canberra this 2017 with a HUGE week long party! Make sure you get loose at Moose with these highlights.

EXCLUSIVE ANUSA Canadian Dream Welcome Party!

9pm Monday 13 February

Whether you’re new to the scene or a regular, Mooseheads is giving students the perfect welcome to Canberra with UV body paint, great atmosphere, prize giveaways, and much more!

UNIte Thursday

10pm Thursday 16 February

You have never seen drinks so cheap! Thursday night is a student’s best friend – complete with $2.50 basic spirits and tap beers from 10pm to midnight and a $200 cash giveaway.

Click here for the full Mooseheads O-week line-up

Academy Club:

Foam Party

9pm Wednesday 15 February

Academy Club is kicking off its O-week celebrations on Wednesday 15 February with the annual O-Week foam party with local Academy legends spinning tunes all night! Come dressed in a Toga to gain free entry to this crazy mid-week party!

Mash’d n Kutcher LIVE

9pm Friday 17 February

The fun continues on Friday with an amazing dance floor event! Mash’d n Kutcher will be coming back for a very special show to showcase their new live show complete with drums, piano and the all exciting launch pads!

Click here for the full Academy Club O-week line-up

Uni Pub:

It would be wrong not to visit the good ol’ Uni Pub during O-Week, especially if you haven’t visited their newly renovated Vault Nightclub – previously known as Elevated! There will be plenty going on up in Vault all O week – keep your eye out on their FB page!

With new owners, and a new standard of food and beverages the Uni Pub has it all during O-week!

Pool, pub grub, live music and DJs till late!