FAQs

We're excited to welcome you to campus for Open Day on Sunday 18 August 2024. To help you make the most of your experience, we've answered some frequently asked questions on preparing for the day, getting here and finding your way around campus, and what to expect once you've arrived.

Before you arrive

Register to attend

When registering you'll be prompted to create a UniMelb Account. This is your secure login for the Open Day event planner and other future student events.

Create your UniMelb Account

Personalise your Open Day

Once you've registered, plan out your day in the event planner. Search by study area or session type or roam the interactive map and add to your schedule.

Build your own schedule

Accessible campus

Scroll down for detailed accessibility features available at Open Day, or submit an enquiry if you have any further questions about access on the day.

Ask a question

During the registration process you'll create a UniMelb Account. This is your secure login, which is needed to protect your personal information. Once you’ve registered you'll have access to the Open Day event planner. This is where you'll find the full program of experiences, including expos, information sessions, exhibitions, tours and more. You can use your UniMelb Account login anytime to access the event planner, including the interactive maps. View all sessions and use the filter and search options to explore what's on and add (+) sessions to create a personalised schedule for your Open Day. You can also filter for sessions with wheelchair access and hearing loops.

Ready to get started? Register now to begin planning your day.

When you register for Open Day you will receive a confirmation email – use the link in this email to log back into the event planner at any time and view or modify your schedule. Or you can log in directly to the Open Day event planner.

Open Day 2024 is from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 18 August.

The University’s Parkville and Southbank campuses will be open on Sunday 18 August. You can still learn about studying at any of our eight campuses by chatting with our friendly staff.

Preparing for your visit

The University of Melbourne strives to host an inclusive and accessible Open Day that enables all prospective students, family and friends to engage fully. Following is some information we hope will help you prepare and plan for your day. For further information, enquiries about accessibility at Open Day or to seek assistance, please contact us.

Public transport

Level access stops are available at stop 3, Lincoln Square and stop 1, Melbourne University (Swanston Street, Parkville – tram routes 5, 6, 16 and 72), stop 10, Royal Melbourne Hospital-Parkville Station (Royal Parade, Parkville – tram route 19) and stop 17, Grant Street-Police Memorial (St Kilda Road, Southbank – tram routes 5, 6, 16 and 72).

Car parking

University car parks at the Parkville campus will be open and free to visitors on Open Day.

University Square car park:

  • 12 disabled parking bays located on level 1

Royal Parade car park:

  • 4 disabled parking bays located on level 1

Eastern Precinct car park:

  • 6 disabled parking bays located on Level 1
  • 2 disabled parking bays located on Level 2

City of Melbourne disabled parking is also located around both Parkville and Southbank campuses.

Making your way around campus

We appreciate that the built environs at the University of Melbourne can sometimes be difficult to navigate. Maps of both our Parkville and Southbank campuses can be viewed at maps.unimelb.edu.au. High contrast and screen reader modes are available on maps.unimelb.edu.au as well as multiple languages.

Printed event day programs and maps will also be available from our friendly student volunteers on the day, denoting two types of wheelchair accessible routes – 'accessible' and 'accessible with some assistance' due to gradients. Maps will also include the following information:

  • Colour and symbol coded detail to assist with locating different study areas
  • Disabled bathroom locations, as well as larger than standard accessible toilets suitable for people with disability and high support needs
  • All-gender bathroom locations
  • Parenting room locations
  • Multi-faith prayer room locations
  • Sensory room locations (find more details in 'Sensory rooms' below)

Hearing loops

The University has two types of hearing loop technology – a hearing aid loop (does not require receiver) and a hearing infrared system (does require a receiver). If you require use of a hearing loop at Open Day, please contact us.

Sensory rooms

We understand Open Day can be busy and at times, overwhelming. If you need a break or to reset, visit one of our sensory rooms. Chat with community members, hang out or just take a break – there’ll be stim toys, Lego and small crafts. Anyone who would benefit is welcome, noting spaces are designed to be friendly to neurodivergent people. Note: Locations will be confirmed (and listed here) closer to the day.

Auslan interpreters

If you require an Auslan interpreter for any sessions, please contact us.

Alternative formats

We endeavour to provide Open Day information in a range of formats, however if you would like to discuss alternative formats, please contact us.

Learn more about our services for students

Thinking of studying at Melbourne and want to know more about what services we have available? Learn more and visit our Student Equity and Disability Services team in Student Experience at University Square on the day.

Everyone is welcome at Open Day 2024, especially parents and students.

It's an opportunity to discover university life for yourself, explore our campuses, meet staff and students and learn more about your study options. No matter your high school year level, or even if you're a graduate student, we encourage you to come along and experience our Melbourne community with your family and friends.

You can reset your password from the UniMelb login page. Click ‘forgot password’ and enter your email address to allow you to reset your password.

By foot: The Parkville campus is a 15- to 20-minute walk north of Melbourne’s CBD.

By train: The closest City Loop station is Melbourne Central. From there you can catch a tram or walk to campus.

By tram: From Elizabeth Street catch tram number 19 – stop 9 (Haymarket roundabout) for the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Melbourne Law School and stop 11 for all other faculties and schools. From Swanston Street, catch tram number 1, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 – stop 4 (Queensberry Street) for the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, stop 3 (Lincoln Square) for the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Business and Economics or stop 1 (Melbourne University tram stop) for all other faculties and schools.

Note: see above section (under 'Are University of Melbourne campuses accessible?') for details on level access stops.

By foot: The Southbank campus is a 10-minute walk south of Flinders Street Station.

By train: The closest City Loop station is Flinders Street. From there you can catch a tram or walk to campus.

By tram: From Flinders Street catch tram number 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 and alight at tram stop 17 (Grant Street).

Note: see above section (under 'Are University of Melbourne campuses accessible?') for details on level access stops.

Parkville: Limited free parking is available in the following carparks on the day:

  • University Square: Enter via Berkeley Street or Bouverie Street
  • Eastern Precinct: Enter via Cardigan street, near the corner of Elgin Street
  • Royal Parade: Enter via Royal Parade, between Genetics Lane and Medical Road

Please note the following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic on the day:

  • Swanston Street, between Grattan and Elgin Streets
  • Grattan Street, between Berkeley and Bouverie Streets
  • Leicester Street, between Grattan and Pelham Streets

Southbank: There is limited paid parking in surrounding areas.

Note: see above section (under 'Are University of Melbourne campuses accessible?') for details on disabled parking.

To get the most out of your Open Day, make sure you get to the designated venue on time or early, as places are not reserved. But don’t worry if the venue is full, a lot of sessions are repeated throughout the day.

When you arrive, see one of our friendly guides, identifiable by their blue vests, who can provide you with a campus map and directions to any of our Open Day activities.

Note: these maps will denote two types of wheelchair accessible routes – 'accessible' and 'accessible with some assistance' due to gradients. For more details, see above section (under 'Are University of Melbourne campuses accessible?')

Open Day provides visitors an opportunity to explore the Parkville and Southbank campuses and get a sense of campus life. Explore your study options and the learning experiences on offer at Melbourne through a series of tours, exhibitions, expos, information sessions and more, and take the opportunity to speak with academics and current students.

Yes. Academics and current students will be here on the day to offer their advice and insights and answer any questions you might have.

Yes, a range of food and drink options will be available at both Parkville and Southbank campuses. Look for the food icon on campus maps for food and drink outlets available at Parkville and Southbank.

No. Open Day 2024 will be held both indoors and outdoors and will proceed in the case of inclement conditions. Please come prepared for Melbourne's fickle weather!

A library of study area and student experience videos is available for you to stream on-demand. These videos dive into course structures, majors and more, and are a great resource if you can't attend on the day.

Our Future Students team can help answer your questions about studying at Melbourne.

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INSIDE Australia:
13 6352

OUTSIDE Australia:
+61 3 9035 5511

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