Our main Parkville campus is located a short walk from central Melbourne, a vibrant and diverse international city of 4.9 million people that ranks 11th on the Innovation Cities Global Index (2019). Parkville campus anchors an additional six specialist campuses located throughout Greater Melbourne and regional Victoria, and three innovation precincts in Melbourne’s central business district.
Our innovation precincts provide deep capability and a network of learning and research partnerships enriched by co-location. They include world-renowned medical research institutes in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, creative and performing arts organisations in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct at Southbank, new developments in digital knowledge at Melbourne Connect, and future developments in engineering and design at Fishermans Bend.
Parkville is the University of Melbourne’s original and main campus. Established in 1853, Parkville campus centres around the original Old Quadrangle building and features many historically significant spaces alongside award-winning modern architecture. Located within walking distance of central Melbourne, the campus is home to ten faculties and a diverse community of students, researchers and professional staff. In recent years, it has significantly expanded its footprint south of Grattan Street.
Home to the University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Southbank campus co-locates the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with the Victorian College of the Arts. A thriving ecosystem of world-class learning, performance, studio and gallery spaces, Southbank brings our creative disciplines together in a dynamic urban environment at the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.
Burnley campus is internationally recognised for its teaching and research in urban, environmental and ornamental horticulture, and its expanding profile in green infrastructure research and development. Located on nine-hectares of heritage listed gardens 7km from central Melbourne, Burnley campus was first founded in 1891 by the Victorian Department of Agriculture, making it the first horticultural college in the southern hemisphere and among the first in the world.
Dookie campus is a living laboratory situated on 2,440 hectares that incorporates a working farm, state-of-the-art robotic dairy, orchard, winery and natural bush reserve. Established in 1886 as Dookie Agricultural College, Dookie played a formative role in the development of agriculture and agricultural education in Australia. Teaching, research and technology development at Dookie continues to shape the future of modern agriculture and agribusiness.
Creswick is Australia’s only dedicated forest science and research campus. Established in 1910, it features heritage listed buildings and state-of-the-art laboratories on 15-acres of land adjacent to native and plantation forests. Creswick campus is also home to a specialist forest science library and historical collections documenting a century of Australian forestry education.
Werribee is home to the University of Melbourne’s world-class veterinary education facilities: the Melbourne Veterinary School and U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. Located 32kms south-west of Melbourne, our Werribee campus trains the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary researchers in state-of-the art facilities, and provides general, specialist and emergency vet services to the local community.
Shepparton is home to the Academy of Sport Health and Education (ASHE) and the University’s Department of Rural Health (DRH). The DRH furthers Australia’s clinical and research capabilities in rural and remote health, and delivers world class medical training in the rural context. ASHE is an Indigenous community leadership hub where sports participation provides a pathway to culturally-relevant education, health and employment opportunities.