Active Developments and Strategies

The University of Melbourne's latest projects and strategies shaping seven campuses.

Completed Developments and Strategies


Our Campuses

The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated.

Our campuses are a central part of the University and provide touchstones for research, teaching and learning, and engagement. They share a vision of sustainability, accessibility and inclusion. We have seven campus locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria committed to developing world-changing research, inspiring future leaders and enhancing our communities.

Each campus contributes to our research, teaching and learning, and engagement in distinct and impactful ways. From our iconic Parkville campus, the University can be found across Victoria with campuses dedicated to advancing arts and music, horticulture, forest sciences, agriculture, rural health and veterinary sciences.


Revolving around the oldest building the Quadrangle, the Parkville campus has a distinctive inward facing building design and is continually expanding southwards. A campus which houses historically significant spaces such as the System Garden, the Old Arts building, Union House and South Lawn, Parkville also features modern architecture such as the Melbourne School of Design and the Arts West building. Parkville invites a diversity of collaborators working to address issues challenging society.


The Victoria College of the Arts originated from the National Gallery School which was established in 1867. The Southbank campus is home to the Faculty of the Fine Arts and Music where its creative environment flourishes from the input of Australia’s most progressive educators and artists. Uniting a critical mass of ideas, the Southbank campus serves industry representatives, practitioners, students and art appreciators.


The Werribee campus is a leader in veterinary sciences and provides unique study opportunities and clinical experience for students through the University's U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital and includes the development of the Learning and Teaching Building. U-Vet also provides veterinary services to the community through a range of general, specialist and emergency services with purpose-built facilities and spaces to enable exceptional animal patient care.


Burnley is internationally recognised for its work in environmental, ornamental and urban horticulture, as well as its expanding profile in green infrastructure research and development. Situating on nine-hectares of heritage listed gardens, Burnley was first founded as the School of Horticulture in 1891 by the Victorian Department of Agriculture and became the first horticultural college in the Southern Hemisphere and among the first in the world.


Established in 1910, the Creswick campus is Australia's only dedicated forest ecosystem science campus, focussing on conservation, forest industry and molecular biology research. Creswick houses a 610 hectare demonstration forest, a dedicated forest science library and a historical collection documenting over 100 years of forestry education.


The Dookie campus is a state-of-the-art agricultural facility and has played a key role in the development of agriculture and agricultural education in Australia since 1886. As a living lab, the Dookie campus includes a working farm, robotic diary, orchard, natural bush reserve and winery. It remains a focal point for the key research, teaching and technology development shaping the agricultural industry in Australia.


The Shepparton campus is home to the Department of Rural Health and provides professional health education and research training in a rural context. Based in the Goulburn Valley, the Department of Rural Health also has major nodes in Ballarat and Wangaratta. Holding associations with nearly 40 smaller towns in rural Victoria, this extensive network of students and researchers is pivotal in developing capabilities to address rural and remote health issues.



What kind of information can I find on this website?

Our Campus contains information on the University of Melbourne’s key infrastructure projects and strategies across seven campuses.

Infrastructure project profiles may include information on the scope, facilities, architectural design and construction timeline of the buildings or precincts being developed.

Strategy-based pages may include information on the consultation process, established framework pillars and implemented actions in relation to the the strategy. At times, website visitors may be presented with the opportunity to participate in consultation activities used to inform strategies in development.

Who is Our Campus designed for?

Our Campus is designed for website visitors interested in learning and keeping up to date on the University of Melbourne’s current and future infrastructure projects and strategies.

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