Students in regional and rural campuses

The University of Melbourne's main campus is in Parkville, an inner suburb close to the City of Melbourne. Depending on what you study, your course may take place at one of the regional or rural campuses in Victoria.

Before you arrive

If you are a new international student studying at Burnley, Creswick or Dookie, please plan to stay in Melbourne for a few days so that you can finalise your enrolment before you go to your designated campus.

  • Contact the University of Melbourne’s International Student Services team at the Parkville campus, to make an appointment to meet with a Senior International Student Adviser via email: iss-info@unimelb.edu.au or call +61 3 8344 4308. In this email, please advise your name, which campus you will study at, and your intended arrival date.
  • Arrange airport reception in Melbourne online.
  • Local interstate students can arrange airport reception to temporary accommodation here in Melbourne, before traveling to your designated campus.
  • After finalising enrolment in Melbourne, students should travel to rural campuses by V/Line.

Ongoing services

Parkville & Southbank

As the University’s main campus, Parkville is a short walk from central Melbourne. The campus is attractively landscaped with historic buildings, leafy, brick-paved walks, quiet places for study and conversation and spaces for meeting, entertainment and recreation.

Parkville Land and Food Resources Faculty Contact

Send an email online: http://landfood-unimelb.custhelp.com/
Phone: +61 3 8344 0276

Southbank

The Southbank campus hosts the Faculty of VCA and Music. Centrally located in the hub of Melbourne’s cultural and arts precinct, students at the Faculty of VCA and Music rub shoulders with some of the most creative people in town, just minutes out of the CBD.

Southbank VCA and Music Faculty Contact

Email: vcam-info@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9685 9419

Burnley

The Burnley campus was established in 1891, and is renowned for its environmental and ornamental horticulture program. Set within 13 hectares of gardens, the campus is located in Richmond, alongside the Yarra River and only 7km from Melbourne city (estimated travel time 20mins).

How to get there

By road, the campus can be entered from Yarra Boulevard, or if coming from the North, from Swan Street. By tram, take the number 70 from Flinders Street to stop number 18. By train, the nearest stations are Burnley (and then tram along Swan Street) or Heyington on the Glen Waverley line. Melway Map Reference - 45 A12.

Available facilities

  • Field Research Station
  • Greenhouses
  • Nursery Complex
  • Landscape/arboriculture facility

Burnley Campus contact

Email: http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/contactus
Phone: +61 3 9250 6800

Creswick

The Creswick campus has the advantage of being located adjacent to demonstration native and plantation forests. The campus provides state of the art research and higher education teaching facilities and hosts three national Cooperative Research Centers: the CRC’s for Bushfire, Forestry and Wood Innovation. Creswick campus is situated 150km from Melbourne, and 15km from Ballarat (estimated travel time 1.5 hours from Melbourne).

How to get there

You can travel to Ballarat by train or bus from Melbourne and then by bus or taxi from Ballarat to Creswick. For details of the train timetable please visit www.vline.com.au/index.aspx?sid=0
and for the bus service from Ballarat to Creswick please visit www.viclink.com.au/route/view/1223.

Available facilities

Creswick is a township of its own with access to some food outlets, banks and health services, including general practice, disability support, counselling and dental services.

Creswick Campus contact

Email: reception-creswick@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 5321 4300

Dookie & Shepparton

Dookie

Dookie encompasses a 2200 hectare estate including the nationally significant 270 hectare Dookie Bushland Reserve and Mt Major. Set within a mixed farming region Dookie enterprises include dairy, orchard, vineyard, beef, sheep, piggery and cropping operations. The campus is located midway between Shepparton and Benalla in central Victoria, 220km north of Melbourne (estimated travel time is 2.5 hours). See www.dookie.unimelb.edu.au/about/location.html.

How to get there

Drive north from Melbourne on the Hume Highway, exit at Violet town and follow the signs to Dookie. If you don’t have vehicle access please contact the staff at Dookie at the contact email address below to arrange alternative campus access. Please note that there is not public transport available to or from the Dookie campus.

Facilities for students available on campus

See www.dookie.unimelb.edu.au/about/teaching.html.

  • Computer centre
  • Laboratories
  • Library
  • Careers and Employment Service
  • Health Service
  • Student Counsellor
  • Sports facilities: pool, gymnasium, oval, squash and tennis courts
  • Accommodation
  • Student Association
  • Dining room and catering kitchen

Dookie Campus Contact

Email: dookie-info@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 5833 9200

Shepparton

Shepparton, population 35,000, is located in the center of the Goulburn Valley, 200km north of Melbourne on the Goulburn Valley Highway. It is known for its fruit and dairy processing industry.

How to get there

Drive north from Melbourne on the Hume Highway followed by the Goulburn valley Highway through Seymour and Nagambie into Shepparton. You can also travel by train to Seymour then catch a bus to Shepparton, for details of the train and bus timetable please visit www.vline.com.au/index.aspx?sid=0.

Facilities for Students available on campus

Shepparton Campus Contact

Email: srh-info@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: + 61 3 5823 4500

Hawthorn

Since its opening in 1970 as the State College of Victoria, the Hawthorn Campus has been home to the many successor institutions which have evolved through organisational and curricular changes, affiliations, mergers and restructures. Prior to merging with The University of Melbourne, the campus was well known as the Hawthorn Institute of Education.

Today the campus is owned and managed by UoM Commercial Ltd (UoMC), a subsidiary company of The University of Melbourne.

The Hawthorn Campus is not only UoMC’s registered office and main office location, but also continues to house Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs, the Hawthorn English Language Centre and various other tenancies.

How to Get There

By car, enter via Auburn Road, Hawthorn

Hawthorn Campus contact

Phone: +61 3 9810 3322

Werribee

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities, based in Werribee.

Werribee Veterinary Hospital provides care to the community via general practice (primary and preventative care), referral practice (for veterinarians), emergency and critical care services and an equine centre, as well as operating as a teaching hospital and research facility.

How to get there

By car, Werribee is located half an hour's drive out of Melbourne on the Princes Highway.

Services

Werribee Campus Contact

Phone: +61 3 9731 2000

Arrival services for interstate and international students

If you are a local interstate student, you can arrange to be picked up from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and arrange temporary accommodation in Melbourne before going to your designated campus.

Getting your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card

Once you have a permanent address, visit the OSHC WorldCare website. You must update your contact details, and request your membership card to be sent to your address.

More information about OSHC

Available support

In addition to your adviser on campus, International Student Services (ISS) staff at Parkville are available to assist and support you and your family while you are studying in Australia. We are able to help with:

  • Visa issues
  • Fieldtrip arrangements
  • Making contact with students from your country or region
  • Overseas Student Health Cover issues