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



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.


Help Shape Our Campuses

We are transforming our campuses for the 21st century and we want your input.

As well as being the home of first class research and over 45,000 students, our campuses are interconnected parts of the communities in which they are found. Through engagement, infrastructure, research and teaching and learning, we have an impact on the culture and educational experience of everyone who comes in contact with the university.

We developed the OC21 Framework with direct input from our community to better understand the diverse needs of everyone who connects with our campuses, whether at Parkville, Southbank, Burnley, Creswick, Dookie, Shepparton or Werribee. Through this framework we are committed to delivering the themes of technology and tradition, synergy and innovation, quality experiences, spaces and places, and a culture of inclusion.

Why Your Voice is Important

Our campuses are built to serve our community.

We want your feedback in order to learn more about how you use our campuses and how research, learning, social and public environments can better meet your needs. We all have a role to play - planners, governments, business partners, local communities, students and staff.

We'll continue to work with you as we move towards a shared vision for our campus in the 21st century.


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All comments, feedback, submissions and ideas are sent directly to each project team for use on the project you are engaging with. This information will be used to inform project planning, decision-making, communication and reporting.

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