Our St Patrick’s Campus is located in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. The cafes, shops and nightlife of Brunswick and Smith Streets are nearby, as are some of the city’s finest parks.

The campus itself is a mix of historic and modern buildings with plenty of room to study, relax and connect with other students. Exciting development projects are ongoing to enhance our campus for staff and students.

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The Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s) is right in the thick of the best that Melbourne has to offer. With Carlton Gardens, bustling Brunswick Street and the central business district right on the doorstep, there’s plenty of things to do and see in between classes.


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Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne is a very commuter-friendly city. The campus is based in Fitzroy on the edge of the city centre, making it well serviced by trains, trams and buses. There are also many bike paths and walking routes to the campus.

We encourage and support cycling to our Melbourne campus, so we’ve made it as easy as possible to park your bike on campus.  

You can find outdoor bike racks all over the campus, including around the perimeter of ACU buildings on Young Street, Victoria Parade and Duke Street. Our staff and students can also use secure bike cages located inside the Daniel Mannix Building and on level B1 of the Saint Theresa of Kolkata Building car park (enter via Napier Street). To request access to these secure bike cages, please email our Property and Facilities team.

Many roads that lead to our Melbourne campus have bike lanes or wide kerbside lanes for cyclists – but be careful, as always, when sharing the road with other vehicles. The rule of thumb is this: choose your cycling route based on your cycling ability. The way you drive to university might not be the way you should ride to university.

To plan your bike trip, try using the Ride the City website, which provides many detailed bike routes. The City of Yarra’s TravelSmart Map will also help you find the best bike route for you.

Twenty bus services stop within 450m of our Melbourne campus.

To find the best bus service for you, we recommend that you use the PTV Journey Planner.

The Melbourne campus carpark is located beneath the St Teresa of Kolkata Building (115b Victoria Parade).

The carpark is open 6am-10:30pm Monday to Friday and 7:30am-5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Car parking costs $5.00 per hour or $18.00 per day.

There are 200 car spots and 9 motorcycle spots available for use. A further 5 accessible spots are available for staff or students with mobility parking permits.

The carpark is a Staff and Student only facility and bookings can be made using the Parkable App. See instructions below.

Before accessing the carpark:

Register For Access: How to create an account

  1. Download the Parkable app for free from the App or Play Store
  2. Sign up using your work email ending in or
  3. Verify your email address by clicking the link in the email from with the subject line 'Please confirm your email address'. Check your spam if you can't see this in your inbox.
  4. Give Parkable notification and location services permissions for the best experience
  5. Load the licence plates of any vehicles you may drive to work - here's how
  6. Add your payment method to your profile - here's how

New users: How to gain access

  1. Once you've created an account, click this link from your phone or scan the attached QR code to gain access to the private car park at Fitzroy Campus

After you have access to the carpark, you can:

  • Check real time car park availability: Find the purple pin on the map at 115b Victoria Parade. Tap on this to view the 'ACU Fitzroy Campus' parking details and see how many spots are available.
  • Book parking for today: On the 'ACU Fitzroy Campus' car park listing, tap the 'Start parking' button (watch instructional video). Park in the space number you have been assigned.
  • To book parking for another day this week: On the "ACU Fitzroy Campus" listing, tap the ''Future booking' button. Tap the date tiles for the days you'd like to park (watch instructional video). If the tile turns green, you have a successful booking! If you no longer require parking on a day you have booked, please cancel your booking (see instructions).
  • To request parking for a day next week or beyond: On the "ACU Fitzroy Campus" listing, tap the ''Future booking' button. Tap the date tiles for the days you'd like to park (watch instructional video). Check back on the app after 12pm every Friday to see what parking bookings you've had confirmed (see instructions). Don't forget to cancel requests for days you no longer require parking (see instructions).
  • Open the gate on arrival: As you approach the car park entrance/exit, use the 'Open gate' button in the app to gain access (see instructions).

You can find step-by-step guides on how to use the Parkable App via the Help Centre web page in the related links below.

If you have any questions, please email Parkable at

Related Links:
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Explore our campuses

The nearby Parliament Train Station is serviced by 14 lines and is on the City Loop. There are frequent services all day to stations on those 14 lines, and to Flinders St Station.

The walk from the station to the campus is only 600m (about a 10-minute walk) on good, well-lit paths.

TramSix tram services stop within easy walking distance of the campus:

  • Tram Route 24: North Balwyn to City
  • Tram route 30: St Vincent’s Plaza to New Quay, Docklands
  • Tram route 86: Bundoora RMIT – Telstra Dome, Docklands
  • Tram route 96: East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach
  • Tram route 109: Box Hill – Port Melbourne
  • Tram route 112: West Preston – St Kilda 

To help plan your journey, use the Tram Tracker.

Life on campus

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Everything you need to make the most of student life is at your fingertips at ACU Melbourne. Cafes, gyms and study areas are only ever a minute away.

The rooftop area of the Daniel Mannix building gives expansive views of the city, the St Teresa of Kolkata building offers an urban theatre, rooftop sports court and conservatory garden, and the surrounding mix of modern and historic buildings provides plenty of quiet areas to study and reflect.

Take part in the many free social events, join a student society or sports group, or just make the most of the excellent on-campus facilities.

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A new look

In 2019, we launched a 10-year project to redevelop the campus to accommodate growing staff and student numbers.

Recently, we completed the first part of this project – the St Teresa of Kolkata building. With a 300-seat lecture theatre, urban theatre, rooftop sports court and a landscaped conservatory garden, it offers fresh, light-filled spaces where you can study and play.

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Medical centre

St Vincent’s Medical Centre at ACU offers comprehensive, high-quality health care services to students, staff and the community. 

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Venue hire

If you have an event, we have a space. Our campuses have galleries, lecture halls and even gyms that can be hired for events of all sizes.

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Art gallery

Located in Fitzroy’s dynamic arts precinct, the ACU Melbourne Gallery is a vibrant teaching space and exhibition space.

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Psychology clinic

Our Melbourne Psychology Clinic offer student-led professionally supervised counselling and psychological assessments at a low cost. 

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Get active at the Melbourne Studio Gym. It offers cardio and strength-training machines and exercise classes, by fully qualified staff.

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Other facilities

We’re here to help you get the most out of your studies. That’s why there’s a lot more on offer at Melbourne. Explore what's on at St Patrick’s.

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Take a personalised tour of our Melbourne Campus for a taste of our courses, facilities and grounds. 

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Melbourne lifestyle

Drinking coffee at a cafe

Melbourne is Australia’s cultural heart. With world-class music and theatre events, museums and galleries, there is always something to see and do.

The city itself is a mix of Victorian-era architecture and modern buildings with famous laneways that hide bars, restaurants and cafes. For outdoor lovers there are many gardens and parks to explore, the Yarra River, the famous St Kilda beach and a good network of bike paths to get around. 

It’s easy to see why Melbourne has also been voted as one of the world's most liveable cities.

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