University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus (City)

The University of Melbourne's Parkville Campus one of the oldest and largest university campuses in Australia. It is located just beyond the Northern border of Melbourne's CBD. Lygon Street and Carlton Gardens are located a short walk to the East, Queen Victoria Market to the South and Royal Park to the North West.

 

While exact course locations are not allocated until the last minute, ACSPRI will be based on the Corner of Pelham and Berlekey Sts and all courses will be nearby.

 

A campus map is available here.

Accommodation: 

The campus is centrally located so there is a huge variety of accommodation options available. Virtually any accommodation in Parkville, Carlton, North Melbourne and the top part of the CBD will be within easy walking distance. Even outside those areas, the university is walkable or a short tram ride. Please note that Melbourne University is outside the Melbourne CBD free tram zone.

 

A number of on-campus residential colleges are listed here, most of which are about a 10 min walk from where most ACSPRI courses will be held (cnr Pelham and Berkerley Sts). Some of these may have casual, short term accommodation available but you will need to contact each one directly (Graduate House, International HouseNewman College, Trinity College, Medley HallUniversity College and Queens College).

 

If you're looking for a hotel near the University, we suggest googling 'hotels near The University of Melbourne' and you'll get many options. You can also choose to stay in the Melbourne CBD and take a tram to the campus. Please note that Melbourne University is just outside the CBD's free tram zone & you will need a public transport card - MYKI, to travel to the University. Inspectors regularly check for tickets outside the free tram zone & there is a subsantial fine for not having a validated MYKI card.

 

Car Parking / Transport: 

The Parkville Campus is well serviced by trams with numerous routes from the Inner South and South East travelling travelling through the heart of the CBD on Swanston Street, past Flinders Street and Melbourne Central Train Stations and on to the University. Some of these routes continue on to the inner-North. If you are staying in the CBD, there are also several routes that travel up the adjacent Elizabeth Street, which call past the bottom SE corner of the campus, very close to where the Spot Building. All metropolitan train lines will stop at Flinders Street if not Melbourne Central as well. A journey planner for all of Melbourne's buses, trams and trains can be found at http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au. Please note that Melbourne University is outside the Melbourne CBD free tram zone.

 

If travelling up Swanston Street, the best stop is at Lincoln Square, the stop after Queensberry Street and three stops before the main campus entrance, where several routes terminate. Pelham Street is on both sides of Lincoln Square, you will need to cross the square and walk up the other section of Pelham Street for five minutes.

 

If travelling up Elizabeth Street, the best stop is just before the large junction of Elizabeth Street, Flemington Road, Pelham Street and Peel Street, which has a large Australian flag on a pole in the middle of it. This is also the stop after Queensberry Street. From here you should be able to see The Spot 130m away on Pelham Street.

 

As of late 2012, myki is now the only ticketing system available for travel on Melbourne's public transport system. Visitors to Melbourne can find out more about myki here. As mentioned above, Melbourne University is just outside the CBD's free tram zone & you will need a public transport card - MYKI, to travel to the University. Inspectors regularly check for tickets outside the free tram zone & there is a subsantial fine for not having a validated MYKI card.

 

If driving, all day parking is available fairly close to The Spot and FBE Buildings. Public parking typically fills up around 9am or just after. It is approximately $20 per day with access via Bouverie St or under the Alan Gilbert building off Berkeley St. You can access a list of public car parks and their fees and charges here.

Venue and Timetable: 

Each course runs from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The exception to this is that courses finish by 3pm on the Friday to allow for interstate travel. Usually the week begins with a Program Welcome at 9am. You will be advised in advance of where and when to meet at the start of the course week. The Spot Building (Bld 110) is the tall spotty building located on the corner of Pelham and Berkeley Sts. From there you will find out your course location, which will either be in the same building or the one next door (Bld 105). 

Each day, breaks are scheduled for 10.30-11.00, 12.30-1.30 and 3.00-3.30.