The air conditioning system temperature is generally set between 21°C to 24°C. This satisfies most daytime temperatures, and has been shown to be an acceptable range for the vast majority of people.

The air conditioning system will start to lose effectiveness when the outside air temperature reaches over 33°C. For example, if the outside temperature is 38°C, the inside air conditioning could reach 28°C. This is normal operation.

Most of the air conditioning is centrally controlled, and many faults can be checked and corrected via computerised controls. The air conditioning system has been undergoing an extensive program to replace old and unreliable equipment.

Report an issue

Report any issues with the air conditioning system through PF Assist.

Air conditioning faults on all campuses should only be reported once per building to minimise confusion and multiple calls for the same issue. Requests are classified as either new works or maintenance requests, depending on what needs to be done.

Complaints during summer

During the hottest months of the year, we deal with approximately 2000 work orders. Depending on the type of fault, and the priority allocated, it may take up to 2 weeks for repairs to be carried out.

The job priority is determined by the effect on teaching and research, and the number of people affected by the fault. Spare parts and new replacement units can be difficult to procure due to the high demand during this period, and this can extend repair times.

Please be patient during busy periods, particularly during heatwave conditions, as our contractors attend to the requests being logged.