Virtual tour transcript

Follow your curiosity and discover your own path at the University of Melbourne. Explore our seven campuses across Victoria in this virtual tour. Discover an animal hospital, medical centres, fascinating cultural collections, performance spaces, state of the art labs, workshops, robotic 3D printing machines - and that's just the beginning. Hear from students and uncover stories that extend beyond the lecture. Ready to start your adventure? Choose where you'd like to begin.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the lands on which the University of Melbourne campuses are situated. At Parkville, Southbank, Werribee and Burnley, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples. At Shepparton and Dookie, the Yorta Yorta people. And at Creswick, the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We acknowledge and pay respects to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff, collaborators and Elders, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who visit our campuses from across Australia. We recognise, too, the unique place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples hold as the original custodians of the lands and waterways across the Australian continent, with histories of continuous connection dating back more than sixty thousand years. We also acknowledge that their lands and waterways sustain their lives physically, socially, culturally and spiritually. And, we recognise the profound contributions to the University of our indigenous students, staff and collaborators.

Glyn Davis Building

Welcome to the Glyn Davis Building, the award-winning home of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Melbourne School of Design. Completed in 2014, this building was designed as a living and learning educational tool. Its spaces give insight into construction, design and fabrication techniques, from the exposed structural beams underneath the central Y-shaped staircase, to a viewing window in the basement's plan room that allows you to observe the internal workings of the building. Our building is home to the Bachelor of Design, eight masters by coursework programs and our research degrees. It's also home to nine research hubs, centres and institutes that help solve real world problems. Our researchers work on topics as diverse as affordable housing, greening our cities, bushfire prevention, planning driverless cities and hospital design. As a student, you can access advanced fabrication and 3D printing technologies, laser cutting, robotic arms and power tools in our large-scale workshop with the guidance of skilled lab staff. Upstairs the studios and teaching spaces are wrapped around a four-story atrium. Bathed in natural light, the atrium is the creative and social heart of our building - and one of the most popular spaces on campus. The spaces in the Glyn Davis building are designed to educate and challenge you, and to encourage you to collaborate, connect, and take the first step to becoming part of the next generation of designers and creators.

FabLab

Here in the Fabrication Lab and Workshop, design students have access to our state-of-the-art machines and technology, including 3D printing and scanning machines, robotics, and the machine workshop - a hands-on construction zone with large scale power tools and hand tools. Under the supervision of expert technicians, it's here that students build their projects and improve their technical skills.

Dulux Gallery

ABP Library

Brian Lewis Atrium

The breathtaking Brian Lewis Atrium is the ‘heart of our award-winning Melbourne School of Design building. It has the appearance of an indoor plaza, with sliding doors that open to design studios and walls that act as pop-up display boards for student work. The Atrium takes its name from our former Professor Architect and Dean of the Faculty, Brian Lewis.

Arts West

This our Arts West building, the home of the Bachelor of Arts. The Bachelor of Arts is one of the largest programs at the University of Melbourne, with over 40 areas of study and around 6 000 students. Although we're one of the oldest universities in Australia, we're home to some of the most cutting-edge contemporary spaces, such as Arts West. Whether your passion lies in history, languages, creative writing, politics, Asian studies, cultural studies or criminology - or one of the many areas of study you might not have encountered yet - Arts West provides an engaging learning environment to foster your exploration of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The building is full of surprises and contrasts - corridors and informal spaces, quiet study alcoves, a digital studio, media lab and lecture theatres, as well as interactive spaces for discussion and group work, traditional desks for study and bean bags for relaxation. Artwork and antiquities are woven throughout the building to encourage enquiry and to allow you to immerse yourself in the discovery of new things just as you will in your BA, while object-based learning labs allow you to interact with authentic artefacts from ancient cultures, bringing to life worlds of the past and adding a physical dimension to your learning. Although Arts West is home of the BA, you'll also meet students from across the whole University here. With a wide range of breadth subjects in all areas of the arts, social sciences and humanities, it's a great place for all students to gain new perspectives - whether their future is in science, business or engineering. The spaces in Arts West are designed to bring you together, to encourage collaboration, to set your minds thinking and to make connections. Here you'll find a place to talk and a place to ponder, a place to discover, a place to learn and a place to grow.

Atrium

The Atrium in Arts West is both a meeting place and place for informal study, echoing a renaissance courtyard. The ground floor is the home of our Melbourne Arts Student Society. MASS, one of the largest clubs on campus, is open to all students studying subjects across the humanities and social sciences. From within the Atrium you might notice the hanging staircase - a place for the perfect selfie.

OBL Lab

In our object-based learning labs, lectures and readings are complimented by interacting with real, rare and ancient objects from our vast cultural collections. Whether you're studying History, Ancient World Studies, Classics, Art History, languages, or English and Theatre Studies you'll be able to get up close with natural history specimens, works of art, archaeological relics, manuscripts, rare books, archival documents and historical artefacts. We even have a copy of William Shakespeare's Second Folio from 1632.

Forum

Inspired by the Ancient Greek amphitheater, the Forum Theatre is built in a semi-circular design to improve the lecture experience and encourage discussion. If you study a Bachelor of Arts with us, you'll probably have classes here as it's one of our key spaces. Oh, and notice the floral wallpaper up the back? It's just one of a whole range of designs across the entire building that creates a truly unique experience.

Giblin Eunson Library

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. This is the Giblin Eunson Library, a three-level hub for students of Business, Economics and Education. Here you'll be able to access digital collections of business and economics media, databases, academic journals and other key resources - as well as take advantage of modern facilities including project rooms and eLearning studios. The University of Melbourne has been teaching economics since 1855, and in 2020 is Australia's #1 university for business and management. If you're a Bachelor of Commerce student, you can choose to major in accounting, actuarial studies, economics, finance, management or marketing to become career-ready in just three years. If you're a new graduate, early career professional or someone looking to take the next step in leadership, Melbourne Business School can offer you opportunities to upskill, build on a business undergraduate degree, or gain a business qualification to take your career in a new direction. The student experience extends beyond the classroom, offering opportunities to connect with peers through student societies and case competitions, or to gain real-world experience and start building a professional network through practicum subjects and mentorship programs. You'll be part of a vibrant community of students and academics from all around the globe. In fact, the Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School have over 60 000 alumni from over 100 countries, so you'll join a valuable network of peers from the day you start.

The Spot - Student Lounge

Visual Arts Studio

Welcome to the Melbourne School of Graduate Education, ranked in 2020 as Australia's leading university for Education.

This is one of the studios in studioFive, our five specialised studios for visual arts, music, drama, dance and multimedia education. If you're studying a Master of Education or Master of Teaching, you'll undertake classes in this award-winning space.

Whether you aspire to teach in early childhood, primary or secondary settings, or specialise in arts, mathematics or language education, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education will equip you not just to succeed, but to excel. With direct access to world leading researchers and educators and substantial classroom experience, you will graduate thoroughly prepared for practice.

If you're an undergraduate student considering teaching as a future career, you can take a breadth subjects to enrich and complement your studies. If you're a professional looking to upskill or move into leadership, our courses will help you extend your expertise.

Here you'll be challenged by a diverse and engaged cohort and enjoy contemporary facilities designed to meet your learning and social needs. The collaborative spaces bring people together, the low impact sensory space supports neuro-diverse students, and indoor green spaces enable all to recharge and connect with nature.

Education is the profession on which all other professions rest. Your study at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education will be a contribution to the world.

Tucker Lab

Welcome to Melbourne School of Engineering, a leading institution in Australia for engineering and IT. Melbourne School of Engineering educates the innovators of the future, working with industry, government and entrepreneurs to solve real-world challenges. If you're an undergraduate student considering a future career in engineering, choose an engineering systems major in the Bachelor of Science, Design or Biomedicine. If you already hold an undergraduate degree, our Master of Engineering can offer you many career pathways through thirteen specialisations from biomedical, chemical and civil engineering to electrical, mechanical and software engineering. At Melbourne, you'll join a vibrant and diverse engineering and information technology community. We have over 4,000 students from over 100 countries, and our network of nearly 38,000 alumni spans the globe. The strength of our research, teaching and practice is helping to define engineering and IT for the 21st century. Melbourne School of Engineering works with a range of partners from academia, government and industry to address some of society's critical problems, such as water resource management, infrastructure protection, sustainable energy and targeted drug delivery for cancer treatment. Explore Melbourne School of Engineering and discover how you can realise your career goals and engineer a more sustainable future.

The Tucker laboratory houses the state-of-the-art high-speed optoelectronics characterisation facility to support a wide range of optical communication and sensing research activities. Facilities such as the Tucker laboratory support our researchers in advancing the frontiers in electronics and photonics, and the development of novel devices and systems to solve real world challenges.

Smart Grid Lab

In our Smart Grid lab, we research different types of affordable, reliable and clean energy technologies. The lab consists of Real-Time Digital Simulators, which can mimic the real-time behavior of electricity networks, a control room-style demonstration room for live demonstrations, and high-performance computing units.

CAREN Lab

Our Virtual Reality CAREN lab is the only one of its kind in Australia. CAREN stands for computer assisted rehabilitation environment, and it's where researchers from biomechanics, computer science and neuroscience come together to examine human movement and how to treat and prevent injuries. It can be used for rehabilitation, sports medicine, orthopedics, defence, and neuroscience.

MUR Garage

Welcome to the Melbourne University Racing garage. Each year, our mechanical engineering students can take part in designing, building and testing a race car and enter it into the Formula SAE-Australasian competition. Here in the Racing Car Garage is where our Formula SAE team manufacture and assemble their vehicles - doing everything from engine building to welding and carbon fibre manufacture.

Webs Room 204

Welcome to our $100 million Western Edge Biosciences building, Australia's most sophisticated STEMM teaching laboratories and facilities. Located in the heart of Melbourne's biomedical precinct, this is where staff and students from Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; Medicine; Dentistry and Health Sciences; and Science come together under one roof. This approach, known as One Health, reflects the growing awareness of the connection between human, animal and environmental health; and the need for professionals across these disciplines to work together to tackle significant global challenges, like infections that can spread between animals and humans, such as COVID-19.

Dental Clinic

Here at the Melbourne Dental Clinic, our students gain experience treating patients in all specialties of dentistry. Under supervision from qualified dental professions, patients get the same level of care from our students that they can expect from any fully qualified dental practice. Our Doctor of Dental Surgery is Australia's first professional-entry, master's-level dental degree.

Eye Clinic

Our EyeCare Clinic gives students of the Doctor of Optometry the opportunity to manage real patients under expert supervision. By practicing the highest standard of patient care and using the latest cutting-edge technology, our graduates enter the workforce well-equipped and confident in their expertise. The clinic runs fourteen consulting rooms, including a specialist Pediatric, Contact lens, Glaucoma and Occupational Vision rooms.

EyeCare Lab

Audiology Clinic

Our audiology graduates are highly desirable in the job market, with most gaining employment within three months of graduating. This is in part due to the experience they gain in our audiology clinic treating patients under the supervision of fully qualified clinicians. From hearing and balance assessments to aural rehabilitation for infants and adults, our students gain a wide range of hands-on experience before entering the workforce.

Audiology Lecture Theatre

Physiotherapy Lab

Our Physiotherapy students spend a lot of time here, in the Physiotherapy Lab, developing their skills and knowledge for a career in healthcare. Our master's-level Doctor of Physiotherapy degree is the only one of its kind in Australia. Those who study it with us graduate work-ready, with expertise in chronic disease management, health promotion and prevention, emergency medicine, acute care and private practice.

Brownless Library Medical History Museum

Welcome to the Medical History Museum. This is where our students get the unique opportunity to appreciate and understand the history of medicine and its role in society. It's a hub that stimulates active learning through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of students, faculty, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Medical History Museum is a part of The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, which is ranked #1 in Australia and #14 globally in clinical, pre-clinical and health. We offer over 160 courses covering the breadth of health and biomedicine. As a student, you'll learn from award-winning teachers, researchers and clinicians while studying in one of the world's top five biomedical precincts. The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct nurtures the next generation of outstanding achievers. The University's research centres within the precinct include The Peter Doherty Institute, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Bio21 Institute and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, among others. Whether you're a Bachelor of Biomedicine student or undertaking one of our many graduate programs, The Medical History Museum is just one of the unique spaces that will help you to understand the history and scholarship of medicine and health sciences, collaborate with your peers, and play your part in leading the fight against current and future health challenges.

Shepparton Medical Centre - Reception

Shepparton Medical Centre - Small Consulting Room

Shepparton Medical Centre - Family Consulting Room

Shepparton Medical Centre - Procedure Room

Shepparton Medical Centre - Student Hub

Department of Rural Health - Foyer

Welcome to the Department of Rural Health, part of the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne.

From its base in Shepparton, the Department of Rural Health provides professional health education and research training across the Goulburn Valley and northeastern Victoria, encompassing rural training and experience for dental, nursing and allied health students, health promotion, rural research, and Indigenous Health.

A key part of this training is provided through The Rural Clinical School. If you're a Doctor of Medicine student, you'll be able to gain experience in the medical, surgical and emergency departments of rural health services such as Goulburn Valley Health, Northeast Health Wangaratta and Echuca Regional Health, with the support of clinical education facilitators. Small group sizes mean that you'll have valuable opportunities for one-on-one interaction with clinicians, and your rural placements will give you a wide range of experience and diversity in disease and pathology in your patients.

You'll be able to live with other students in the nearby student accommodation, providing you with a supportive home environment while studying.

Your training will be enriched by The Shepparton Medical Centre, a purpose-built, multidisciplinary teaching clinic established in 2010 to increase the quality and capacity of medical education in a rural setting. At the medical centre, you'll be able to access world-class clinical training opportunities as part of your studies.

Department of Rural Health - Lecture Theatre

Department of Rural Health - Reception

Department of Rural Health - Tutorial Room 1

Department of Rural Health - Tutorial Room 2

Department of Rural Health - Conference Room 1

Department of Rural Health - Conference Room 2

Department of Rural Health - Student Lounge

The Tucker Lab

Welcome to the Melbourne School of Engineering. This is the Tucker Laboratory, an electrical engineering lab which houses state-of-the-art technology to support a wide range of optical communication and sensing research activities. Facilities such as the Tucker laboratory support our researchers in solving real-world challenges. If you're an undergraduate student considering a future career in engineering, choose an engineering systems major in the Bachelor of Science, Design or Biomedicine and then study the Master of Engineering. The Master of Engineering can offer many career pathways through thirteen specialisations from biomedical, chemical and civil engineering to electrical, mechanical and software engineering. If you're interested in a career in information technology or computer science, study a Bachelor of Science or Design and choose a major in one of the many Computer Science and IT-related disciplines. These majors will provide you with deep technical knowledge to serve as an entry point to careers in the IT industry, or as a foundation to specialise further and receive professional accreditation with a masters degree .At Melbourne, you'll join a vibrant engineering and information technology community. We have over 4,000 students from over 100 countries, and our network of nearly 38,000 alumni spans the globe. The strength of our research, teaching and practice is helping to define engineering and IT for the 21st century. Melbourne School of Engineering works with a range of partners from academia, government and industry to address some of society's critical problems, such as water resource management, infrastructure protection, sustainable energy and targeted drug delivery for cancer treatment. Explore Melbourne School of Engineering and discover how you can realise your career goals in engineering or IT.

Law Library

Welcome to Melbourne Law School. Established in 1857, we are Australia's leading law school. Consistently ranked as the Number 1 law school in Australia and one of the top 10 law schools in the world, we pride ourselves on our world-leading teaching, research and engagement. Melbourne Law School is a leader and innovator in legal education, and a vibrant place of learning that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange. As a student at Melbourne Law School, you have the option to study in our different academic programs, which includes the Melbourne JD, Melbourne Law Masters and Graduate Research Degrees. If you're an undergraduate student considering a future career in law, you can take breadth subjects to explore the challenging world of law, the legal system and legal thinking. The Law School building is always bustling with members of our vibrant and active community. This community is made up of our diverse students, expert and award-winning teaching staff, a strong alumni network, dedicated mentors, visiting scholars from across the globe, leading research centres and institutions. Opened in May 2002, it's located on Pelham Street, Carlton, south of University Square. This location means we are just a stone's throw away from some of the most vibrant spots that Melbourne City has to offer, this includes the Queen Victoria Markets, the famous Lygon Street and of course the bustling Melbourne CBD.

The Law Library has one of the best law collections in Australia. Located within the Law School building, the Law Library has an historically rich collection of legal texts including approximately 180 000 printed volumes, 30 000 volumes in microfiche or microfilm.

Moot Court

The 60-seat Moot Court gives Law Students the opportunity to participate in simulated court proceedings, so they can put into practice the skills they've learnt. The Melbourne Law Student SocietyBALL offers a wide range of competitions, including the International Humanitarian Moot, for students to take part in. They're a lot of fun and look great on your resume.

The Stables - Art Studios

Welcome to The Stables. Following a multimillion-dollar makeover, the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables have been reimagined as a best-in-class facility for learning and creative collaboration at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Here, you'll find VCA Art students working in their studios and mounting exhibitions, and staff working side by side with the visual artists of the future. You'll also find students training and performing in Dance, Music Theatre, Music and Production. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, and opened in 2019, the visual arts wing features 170 studios and flexible exhibition spaces. The heritage features of the original stables have been retained through the bluestone mounting yards, red brick façade and unique octagonal roof and skylight. In 2019 the Green Building Council of Australia awarded The Stables a 5 Star Green Star Rating, making The Stables the University of Melbourne's first ever ‘As-Built' Green Star certified project. With offices for staff and research students, the Stables and the iconic VCA Art Studios on Dodds Street are the key locations for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music's end-of-year art exhibitions. The Martyn Myer Arena, launched as part of the Stables redevelopment in 2019, is situated in the former police riding school. It still boasts many of the building's original features as well as state-of-the art technology and a sprung floor for dancing and other physical performances. This 260-seat multipurpose arts wing is used for theatre, dance, music theatre and music.

Kenneth Myer Auditorium (Ian Potter Southbank Centre)

Welcome to our state-of-the-art acoustics space for solo, ensemble and orchestral performances. It was opened in 2019 and can accommodate a 120-piece orchestra and 180 audience members. Passersby can glimpse inside via the pavement level portholes and the 6-meter wide oculus window - one of the largest in the world.

Studio 1, Film and Television

Studio 1 is used by our Film and Television students for filming, creating visual effects and for lighting and camera workshops. The green screen lets students superimpose their subjects onto any virtual background. They can bring in film sets too - we've seen apartments, kitchens and tunnels in the studio, as well as horses and dogs... and plenty of blood and gore scenes shot here too. The only limit, really, is students' imagination.

Space 28, performance space

Space 28 is used by our performing arts students and for art exhibitions. Opened in 2004, it's had significant upgrades since, including improved technology and a newly expanded space for teaching Music Theatre. When you graduate with us, you'll be joining a list of alumni that includes television presenter Julia Zemiro, Elizabeth Debicki - from the film, Great Gatsby - and Manali Datar, who was in the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Tiegs Museum

We're within one of our BioSciences buildings, located along the western corridor of the Parkville campus. Here you'll find plant scientists, geneticists, zoologists and marine biologists studying and working collaboratively. But Science isn't confined to these spaces - our buildings are spread across this campus, and beyond. Graduate horticulture students are situated on our Burnley campus, and graduate forestry students can study subjects out of the city at our rural Creswick campus. The exteriors of our buildings represent the evolution of our University and our city - from the ivy-covered heritage façade of Old Botany, built in 1928, to the modernist style of the McCoy Building from 1977, which connects to the campus via a bridge over Swanston St. Inside, you'll find state-of-the-art wet labs, comfy and creative study spaces, advanced equipment like mass spectrometers, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machines and quantum microscopes, and specimen collections of everything from fossils to ferns. We need this diversity in our spaces because of the diversity in our discipline. The Bachelor of Science lets you choose from 43 majors and, as you narrow down your choices from biochemistry or physics to environmental science or geography, you'll also find your home in one of our scientific hubs on campus.

The Tiegs Museum is the oldest university museum of zoology in Australia. Here, you'll find specimens that represent the whole animal kingdom, including a giraffe skull, an African lion whole-mount, and the skeleton of an extinct New Zealand moa. We also have a scapula of a replica chimpanzee skeleton signed by Dame Jane Goodall, the world's foremost expert in chimpanzees who gave a lecture at the University in 2006.

Green Roof (Burnley)

Welcome to our spectacular green roof at the Burnley Campus, where we've been teaching and researching horticulture for over 120 years. Green roofs have a range of environmental, social and economic benefits. That's why we built ours as a teaching space for urban horticulture students and for research by the pioneering Green Infrastructure Research Group.

McCoy Building

A large Foucault pendulum hangs in the stairwell, here. It demonstrates the Earth's rotation, a fitting installation for the School of Earth Sciences. This is the main point of entry to our building, where we explore climate science, meteorology and geoscience, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment. It's also an informal study space, where students gather before classes in the Fritz Lowe Theatre or labs down the hall.

WEBS 204

Welcome to our $100 million Western Edge Biosciences building, Australia's most sophisticated STEMM teaching laboratories and facilities. Located in the heart of Melbourne's biomedical precinct, this is where staff and students from Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; Medicine; Dentistry and Health Sciences; and Science come together under one roof. This approach, known as One Health, reflects the growing awareness of the connection between human, animal and environmental health; and the need for professionals across these disciplines to work together to tackle significant global challenges, like infections that can spread between animals and humans, such as COVID-19.

J.A. Gilruth Library

The J.A. Gilruth Library supports teaching, learning and research in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the wider University of Melbourne community and members of the veterinary profession. It was recently redesigned and now has 94 study spaces, including a project rooms, and collaborative learning spaces.

Werribee Common Spaces

The Melbourne Veterinary School building is brand new and designed to give our veterinary students a world-leading learning and teaching environment. It's located adjacent to the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, one of the leading veterinary hospitals in the country. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students learn at our clinical campus and at U-Vet Animal Hospital, giving them hands-on experience to a wide range of real cases so they graduate as skilled and competent clinicians.

Room 203 is a ‘flipped classroom' environment, a contemporary approach to teaching that allows our students to be active learners, working interactively and collaboratively. Students learn the theory on their own then, under the supervision of lecturers and tutors, work as teams here to solve problems, such as veterinary case studies.

Werribee Clinical Lab

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students are ready to practise the day they graduate, as they spend the final two years of their degree building competency in clinical and professional skills, case management and clinical reasoning. This mock consultation room, for example, is where students develop communication skills by working with animals and their owners through role play in a simulated, safe learning environment under the supervision of veterinary experts.

Werribee Surgical Lab

We're in the anaesthesia induction room, where animals are anaesthetised by veterinary students under expert supervision. Animals are only operated on when it's necessary. The most common procedure is neutering, so animals can be rehomed. A high standard of hygiene is essential to avoid complications, so students undergo a surgical scrub in the green room and wear full surgical scrubs and gowns before beginning any procedure.

S urgical skills are an important part of veterinary practice. Students conduct neutering surgeries in their third year of study so they can build their surgical skills in a controlled surgical environment before carrying out surgeries in veterinary practices and in the U-Vet hospital during their final year of study. Once animals are anaesthetised and intubated in the prep room, they're moved into the Surgery Teaching Theatre and onto an operating table. Students are taught by and operate under the supervision of specialist veterinary surgeons. Each surgical station can be projected to the screen at the end of the room, so students can learn from each other.

Werribee Wet Labs

In this lab, veterinary students learn pathology and anatomy from preserved specimens and ethically sourced animals. The health and safety of students is paramount; those white hoods are for advanced air handling, giving students clean and safe air to breathe. Lecturers can project any of the tables onto the screen, so students can learn from what others are doing or get a clear view of interesting examples without having to crowd around a table.

Dookie - Swinburne Hall

Welcome to the University of Melbourne's Dookie agricultural campus! At 2,440 hectares, Dookie is the largest agricultural education campus in the southern hemisphere. Along with its student and staff community, it is home to around 7000 merinos, a robotic dairy, canola and wheat crops, an orchard, a winery and a variety of research in sustainable agriculture and applications of technology in farming. It also has fantastic natural environmental features including Mount Major and a bushland reserve, and the Goulburn Broken Indigenous Seedbank. Students in the Bachelor of Agriculture and other degrees come to Dookie to get a first-hand experience of agriculture, grow their industry knowledge and build academic ability.

Swinburne Hall is a centrally located teaching and study space, combining modern fittings and teaching practices with its welcoming period architecture. Throughout its history, Swinburne Hall has been the Dookie dining room, library, and after renovations in 2017, is a modern teaching and study space, designed to enable collaborative learning where students work together and with staff to solve problems and learn from both their teachers and each other. While the biggest appeal of Dookie to students is as a real farm and agricultural research campus where students can see the science of agriculture in action, Swinburne Hall combines modern fittings and teaching practices with its heritage of agricultural education stretching back to 1886 .

Dookie - "A" Dorm

Dookie - C Lecture Theatre

Dookie - Museum

Dookie campus is part of the lands of the Yorta Yorta, but also to the near south, the Tuangwurrung of the Kulin peoples. Its history as an agricultural college stretches back to 1886.

Dookie - Common Room

Dookie - Dining Room

Dookie - Lounge

Dookie - Winery

Every year, students come to Dookie to study winemaking and craft brewing in the Dookie winery, even making their own vintage or small batch craft beer varieties. These activities are a great opportunity to learn about the scientific processes that drive these industries, with the satisfaction of creating a real product - from harvest to developing a label.

Burnley

We're within one of our BioSciences buildings, located along the western corridor of the Parkville campus. Here you'll find plant scientists, geneticists, zoologists and marine biologists studying and working collaboratively. But Science isn't confined to these spaces - our buildings are spread across this campus, and beyond. Graduate horticulture students are situated on our Burnley campus, and graduate forestry students can study subjects out of the city at our rural Creswick campus. The exteriors of our buildings represent the evolution of our University and our city - from the ivy-covered heritage façade of Old Botany, built in 1928, to the modernist style of the McCoy Building from 1977, which connects to the campus via a bridge over Swanston St. Inside, you'll find state-of-the-art wet labs, comfy and creative study spaces, advanced equipment like mass spectrometers, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machines and quantum microscopes, and specimen collections of everything from fossils to ferns. We need this diversity in our spaces because of the diversity in our discipline. The Bachelor of Science lets you choose from 43 majors and, as you narrow down your choices from biochemistry or physics to environmental science or geography, you'll also find your home in one of our scientific hubs on campus.

Creswick

Parkville

Our iconic Old Quad is the oldest building at the Parkville campus. Some say it looks like Melbourne's version of Hogwarts, with its Tudor Gothic style, iconic archways and a bold architecture presence. It was the original home for the University's first professors and was the first teaching site on campus. Used by several faculties over the years, today Old Quad is a cultural and community space for art galleries, cultural collection displays and special events.

Southbank

Welcome to The Stables. Following a multimillion-dollar makeover, the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables have been reimagined as a best-in-class facility for learning and creative collaboration at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Here, you'll find VCA Art students working in their studios and mounting exhibitions, and staff working side by side with the visual artists of the future. You'll also find students training and performing in Dance, Music Theatre, Music and Production. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, and opened in 2019, the visual arts wing features 170 studios and flexible exhibition spaces. The heritage features of the original stables have been retained through the bluestone mounting yards, red brick façade and unique octagonal roof and skylight. In 2019 the Green Building Council of Australia awarded The Stables a 5 Star Green Star Rating, making The Stables the University of Melbourne's first ever ‘As-Built' Green Star certified project. With offices for staff and research students, the Stables and the iconic VCA Art Studios on Dodds Street are the key locations for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music's end-of-year art exhibitions. The Martyn Myer Arena, launched as part of the Stables redevelopment in 2019, is situated in the former police riding school. It still boasts many of the building's original features as well as state-of-the art technology and a sprung floor for dancing and other physical performances. This 260-seat multipurpose arts wing is used for theatre, dance, music theatre and music.

Shepparton

Welcome to the Department of Rural Health, part of the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne. From its base in Shepparton, the Department of Rural Health provides professional health education and research training across the Goulburn Valley and northeastern Victoria, encompassing rural training and experience for dental, nursing and allied health students, health promotion, rural research, and Indigenous Health. A key part of this training is provided through The Rural Clinical School. If you're a Doctor of Medicine student, you'll be able to gain experience in the medical, surgical and emergency departments of rural health services such as Goulburn Valley Health, Northeast Health Wangaratta and Echuca Regional Health, with the support of clinical education facilitators. Small group sizes mean that you'll have valuable opportunities for one-on-one interaction with clinicians, and your rural placements will give you a wide range of experience and diversity in disease and pathology in your patients. You'll be able to live with other students in the nearby student accommodation, providing you with a supportive home environment while studying. Your training will be enriched by The Shepparton Medical Centre, a purpose-built, multidisciplinary teaching clinic established in 2010 to increase the quality and capacity of medical education in a rural setting. At the medical centre, you'll be able to access world-class clinical training opportunities as part of your studies.

Werribee

Welcome to the University of Melbourne's Dookie agricultural campus! At 2,440 hectares, Dookie is the largest agricultural education campus in the southern hemisphere. Along with its student and staff community, it is home to around 7000 merinos, a robotic dairy, canola and wheat crops, an orchard, a winery and a variety of research in sustainable agriculture and applications of technology in farming. It also has fantastic natural environmental features including Mount Major and a bushland reserve, and the Goulburn Broken Indigenous Seedbank. Students in the Bachelor of Agriculture and other degrees come to Dookie to get a first-hand experience of agriculture, grow their industry knowledge and build academic ability.

Baillieu Library

The Baillieu Library is the University's largest discipline library and is central to teaching, learning and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It houses the University's special collections, rare books, music, prints; and includes modern, flexible study spaces, bookable computers, project rooms, study booths, and self-serve recording pods.

J.A. Gilruth Library

The J.A. Gilruth Library supports teaching, learning and research in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the wider University of Melbourne community and members of the veterinary profession. It was recently redesigned and now has 94 study spaces, including a project rooms, and collaborative learning spaces.

Giblin Eunson Library

Our three-level Giblin Euson library is for students of Business, Economics and Education. Students can access digital collections of business and economic s media, databases and academic journals; subject guides curated by librarians; and key resources; as well as our modern facilities including project rooms, and research consultation and eLearning studios.

Buxton Contemporary

Located in the heart of Melbourne's art precinct, Buxton Contemporary is used for exhibitions, performance, research, teaching and publishing. It's home to our Michael Buxton Collection, which includes work by Howard Arkley, Ricky Swallow, Bill Henson, Tracey Moffat and Emily Floyd. It's regarded as one of the most significant contemporary Australian art collections in the world.

Grainger Museum

Explore our fascinating collection of art, photographs, costumes, music scores and instruments acquired by the twentieth century musical icon, Percy Grainger. Grainger opened this museum in 1938 to celebrate and showcase the process of musical composition. It continues to be used today for teaching, learning and research by our academics and students.

Brownless Library Medical History Museum

Explore the history of medicine and its role in society here, in our Medical History Museum, Among this fascinating collection, you'll find objects of curiosity like our amputation and snake bit kit. The museum stimulates active learning about the history of medicine through research, teaching, and dialogue between our students and academics.

Tiegs Museum

Welcome to the oldest university museum of zoology in Australia. Here, you'll find specimens that represent the whole animal kingdom, including a giraffe skull, an African lion whole-mount, and the skeleton of an extinct New Zealand moa. We also have a scapula of a replica chimpanzee skeleton signed by Dame Jane Goodall, the world's foremost expert in chimpanzees who gave a lecture at the University in 2006.

Sir Joseph Burke Gallery

From rare Indigenous bark paintings to portraits by Archibald Prize winner Nicholas Harding, the Sir Joseph Burke Gallery showcases artwork from its collection as well as curated exhibitions. It's part of Trinity College, which is committed to providing a rich and stimulating cultural environment for students to live and study.

Science Gallery

Clock Tower

We're inside what is probably the most photographed landmark at our Parkville campus, the Clock Tower. Five levels high, the Old Arts Clock Tower contains the foundation stone of the Old Arts building, which was laid in 1921. Rumour has it, back in the 1930s when families still lived on campus, a bunch of rebellious students made the clock toll 466 times from 6.30am. Can you imagine the trouble they got in? Not surprisingly, this room is usually closed off to students and the public.

Old Quadrangle

Our iconic Old Quad is the oldest building at the Parkville campus. Some say it looks like Melbourne's version of Hogwarts, with its Tudor Gothic style, iconic archways and a bold architecture presence. It was the original home for the University's first professors and was the first teaching site on campus. Used by several faculties over the years, today Old Quad is a cultural and community space for art galleries, cultural collection displays and special events.

University Hall

University Hall is a new events space, launched in 2019 after extensive heritage restoration. It's used for the Vice Chancellor's annual address, as well as programs run by Faculties and the University Committee. As you look around, you'll see items from the University's cultural collections on display, such as prints from Professor McCoy's Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria and two copies of his publication.

Wilson Hall

Wilson Hall is where your exams and graduation ceremony will take place. With its grand architecture and large seating capacity, it's the University's premier place for events so you might come here for job fairs, career advice days and academic conferences too. Originally built in gothic style in 1882, Wilson Hall was destroyed by fire in 1952 and rebuilt in the modernist form you see today.

Melba Hall

Melba Hall has the finest acoustics for chamber music in all of Melbourne. It's a much sought-after venue for solo recitals and professional recordings and is a superb performance space for our students. It was opened in 1913 and is named after the great opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, who was instrumental in raising funds for the hall - and who taught singing with us at one point too.

Japanese Room

The Japanese Room is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese interior design, conceived by staff member Professor Shigeru Yura in 1963. It reflects the Faulty of Architecture, Building and Planning's long-standing connection with Asia. Located on the top floor of the Melbourne School of Design building, it's used for meetings and tutorials and opens out to superb views of the campus.

Beaurepaire Centre Gym and Pool

Staffed by qualified fitness instructors, our strength and fitness gym offers state-of-the-art cardio, strength and functional training equipment to accommodate the beginner through to elite athletes. Also located within the Beaurepaire Centre is our indoor heated 25m swimming pool, perfect for casual swimming, learning water safety and more.

West & East Stadium

Enjoy our range of stadiums, indoor and outdoor courts to play a match of tennis, squash, badminton, basketball, netball or futsal with your friends. Want to join a club? We have over 45 sporting clubs you can join - from football to fencing, karate to quidditch, we also have several teams that represent the University in intervarsity competition.

Lazer Room

Join us for an hour of power at one of our group fitness classes. There's over 20 to choose from, including HIIT, BodyPump or Pilates. If you're keen to meet like-minded people, we have specific programs for LGBTQ+ people, Indigenous Australians, women who want to build muscle. We even have an Alpine Lodge at Mt Buller you can stay in during the ski season if you're a snow sports enthusiast.

Lisa Bellear House (Parkville)

UniLodge Lincoln House (Parkville)

Residential Colleges

College is much more than a place to call home. It's a vibrant student community where you will form friendships and lifelong support networks. You'll get your own furnished room and all meals provided. You'll gain access to extensive wellbeing and academic support programs, live alongside expert tutors and staff, and take part in a calendar full of intercollegiate social, cultural, sporting and leadership opportunities. Our Residential Colleges have 140 years or rich heritage. They range in size from 80-400 students, and each has its own unique community spirit and scholarship program. And you can't beat the location. All Colleges are walking distance to the University of Melbourne. Find out which one is best suited to you.