Our commitment to the transformative impact of education and research is grounded in the life of the city, region and nation we serve.

Founded in 1853 with a commitment to contribute to the civic and intellectual life of Melbourne, our Parkville campus began as a cluster of buildings at the city’s fringe. Today, the University of Melbourne encompasses six additional specialist campuses and anchors three urban innovation precincts: Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, Melbourne Arts Precinct and Melbourne Connect.

Embedded in our place of origin, we aspire to a shared global future with the communities we serve. Our institutional strategy to 2030, Advancing Melbourne, articulates the University’s commitment to partner in the future of Melbourne as a thriving and sustainable global city, and to embrace our place in Australia and the world. The development and design of our campuses is guided by the University’s Estate Plan, in line with the aspirations of Advancing Melbourne.

Master Planning

The Master Planning process will support the realisation of Advancing Melbourne strategy 2020 – 2030 and guide the long-term capital plan and physical development of our campuses and estate.

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Through world-class innovation in design, architecture, infrastructure and place-making, the University of Melbourne aspires to:

  • develop our precincts and campuses in ways that contribute to social, economic and cultural wealth, and partner with governments and others to grow the knowledge economy
  • advance reconciliation and reciprocal learning with Indigenous peoples and communities, through deep engagement, recognition and activation of Indigenous knowledge and heritage in our physical environments
  • lead and act on critical global sustainability challenges, through our physical campuses and their operations, and our precincts intertwined with the city


Through our Sustainability Framework, we are committed to developing our campuses as models of sustainable and resilient community

Indigenous design

Through our Reconciliation Action Plan 3, we are committed to embedding Indigenous cultural heritage and knowledge in our built environments

Shaping our campus for the 21st century

Our campuses and precincts bring brilliant minds together, locally and globally, through the diverse networks of community and collaboration they support, and the world-class infrastructure they deliver. View the latest projects and strategies shaping the future of our campus.

Featured Projects

Featured News

The Arts and Cultural Building takes centre stage

10 August 2022
A world-class new home for the University’s iconic Union and Guild Theatres and UMSU’s George Paton Gallery and Arts Lab, the Arts and Cultural Building also boasts an array o...

Future students | How will you make your mark on campus?

4 September 2020
As part of Open Days 2020, the New Student Precinct project and Next Wave present Compass Rose, a project that asks tomorrow's leaders how they will make their mark on campus...

Victorian government announces $2million boost for Dookie campus

28 August 2020
A $2million funding boost to revamp student accommodation will enable more Bachelor of Agriculture students to join Dookie’s on-site farming community to live, work and study...