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 will be studying at Burnley, Creswick or Dookie, contact your Faculty/School for enrolment and orientation information.
  • You can arrange airport reception to Melbourne (available to international and local interstate students).
  • You can travel to regional rural campuses on the V/Line train network.


Parkville is the University’s main campus and 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.


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.


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.


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 Centres: the Cooperative Research Centres for Bushfire, Forestry and Wood Innovation. Creswick campus is situated 150km from Melbourne, and 15km from Ballarat.


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.


Shepparton is located in the centre of the Goulburn Valley, 200km north of Melbourne on the Goulburn Valley Highway. It is known for its fruit and dairy processing industry and is home to the Rural Health Academic Centre.


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