Fishermans Bend

Building a world-class engineering and design campus at Fishermans Bend

The University of Melbourne has purchased 7.2 hectares of land at Fishermans Bend to establish a new engineering and design campus.

Just five kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, the new campus at Fishermans Bend will be a vibrant place of large-scale research and project-based teaching that creates interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships with industry.

Set to open in 2024, the first stage of the campus will feature large-scale research platform facilities for the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning.

Located in the heart of the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct, the campus will allow students and researchers to collaborate with world-leading local and international companies in industries such as aerospace, defence, energy, infrastructure, the built environment, mining, transport and water.

Here, we will drive research and innovation to address some of the world’s biggest challenges, while providing hands on experience and work integrated learning opportunities for our students.


  • Building a 21st century campus at Fishermans Bend
  • Located just five kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD
  • A unique opportunity for innovation at scale
  • Co-location with world industry leaders in design, engineering and technology
  • Seamless collaboration between students, academics and industry
  • Stage 1 to open 2024, expanding Melbourne School of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning

About Fishermans Bend - Australia's largest urban renewal project

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project, led by the Victorian Government. Fishermans Bend spans 485 hectares and is divided into five precincts, including the employment precinct that has been home to Australia's manufacturing for the past 80 years. The government's vision is to evolve the employment precinct into a globally significant destination for innovation in design, engineering and advanced manufacturing.

The University of Melbourne's new campus will be a catalyst for the innovation ecosystem envisioned by the government, bringing together researchers, established industry, start up and scale up companies in one location for seamless collaboration.

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