Barkley Hall operates on 20 acres of semi-rural land, 500 metres walk from Deakin University (Waurn Ponds Campus). The residence is in close proximity to the Epworth Hospital as well as Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre – a large complex with supermarkets, food outlets, a pharmacy, petrol stations and a post office. The Geelong Ring Road, which takes you to Melbourne in one direction and the Great Ocean Road in the other, is also not far away.