Your University life is about to begin in the most exciting way – Orientation Camp (O’Camp)! Jump into the fun the weekend before the university’s O-Week with around 250 other first year students, and spend the weekend partying and meeting new people you’ll share your Uni adventure with. Come O-Week, you’ll be surrounded by heaps of new friends, sharing hundreds of stories and reminiscing about “This one time, on O’Camp…”.

Run by Melbourne Uni’s Science Students’ Society (SSS), O’Camp is open to any and all first year students at Unimelb, no matter what course you’re going into. Packed full of games, challenges, and fun group activities, O’Camp is guaranteed to be a weekend you never forget!

Spaces are strictly limited and on a first come first served basis, so sign up as quickly as possible! Please Note: Places sell out quickly every year so sign up as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!

Key Information

Dates: Friday 16th February – Sunday 18th February

Location: Licola Wilderness Village, Heyfield-Jamieson Rd, Licola VIC 3858

Spaces: 250 Spots, apply ASAP!

Price: $235

Age Restriction: Strictly 18+

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Apply for O'Camp:

Applying for O’Camp is simple! Just follow these steps:

  • Download the forms below and fill them out.
  • Transfer money to the listed bank account.
  • Email the forms to
  • OR mail the forms to the address listed on the forms!
  • Await text confirmation and join our Facebook group!
Camper Application FormParticipant Information Form

I am not 18 yet, can I still apply?

Due to university regulations we are not allowed to bring anyone under the age of 18 onto camp. The university will be checking your age against their database with your student ID a couple days before camp and will be denying entry to anyone who is not 18 or over.

I am not studying Science, can I still apply?

Yes! Our camp is open to anyone from any course!

I am not a first year, can I still apply?

No! O’Camp is just for first years, sorry!

I am not attending the University of Melbourne, can I still apply?

No! O’Camp is just for University of Melbourne students, sorry! However you can still attend all of our other events!


What club do I put down on the Participant Information form?

Enter “Science Students’ Society” down as your club.

I haven't got my student card yet, how do I find my ID?

  • Go to and login with your university username and password.
  • Click on Student Admin on the navigation bar and click on the Go to my personal details button.

Your student ID should be listed there.


Are we actually camping?

No! You will be choosing cabins which have bunk beds to stay in once you have arrived at Licola. You will also be receiving warm meals and catered food from the wonderful staff at Licola.

Is there alcohol on the camp/is there a lot of drinking?

Yes, there is alcohol on this camp. All of our leaders are equipped with Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificates and will not force you to drink any. The decision to drink alcohol is on yourselves.

Is there mobile reception at Licola?

No! Licola is reception-less. O’Camp is about meeting new people so we encourage everyone to turn off their phones and begin talking to each other. There is a landline on site for emergency calls only so make sure to let your family know you will not be answering their calls or messages over the weekend.

I'm just not sure if I should go?

No worries! O’Camp isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea however we encourage you to perhaps ask someone who may have gone on O’Camp before. O’Camp is a first year camp so there’s only one chance to experience it, and boy is it a blast. However, don’t take our word for it, check out this article: “First Year Camps. Should I? Or Should I not?” by Unimelb Adventures.

Are there any other OCamps?

Yes there are! However we are the only camp which runs before O-Week/Summerfest and uni starts! There’s no better feeling than running into people you’ve just partied your butts off with over the weekend!

Other camps run during Week 1 and Week 2 of Uni. We encourage you to go on as many camps as you can! You can never make too many friends!