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Our community

The close contact between staff and students on our specialist campus fosters a supportive community in the heart of Australia's top health and biomedical precinct.

Our neighbours include major hospitals, the University of Melbourne, the Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, the Howard Florey Institute, CSL Limited, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and CSIRO's Division of Health Sciences.

Surrounded by parks, we're a short tram ride from central Melbourne and within walking distance of the vibrant inner-city suburbs of Carlton and Brunswick, which have contributed much to Melbourne's artistic and multicultural soul.

It's also home to our research arms, the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety.

Campus map

Download a Parkville campus map (PDF, 0.06 MB) or visit Monash Maps, where you'll find directions for all our campuses, public transport links and mobility maps.

Getting here

By car: We're located on Royal Parade, an extension of Elizabeth Street, if coming from the city and heading north, and Sydney Road, if coming from Brunswick and heading south. 

Parking is not available on campus, only in the surrounding streets – but note the meter times and parking restrictions on the street signs.

By tram: Take the number 19 (North Coburg) tram, which travels along Elizabeth Street, Royal Parade and Sydney Road. The trip from Melbourne takes about 15 minutes (Stop 16)

By train: Catch the Upfield line train from Flinders Street, Southern Cross or any of the City Loop stations to Royal Park Railway Station and walk through the park from there. Use the following journey planner for more details.


On-campus accommodation is not available, but many off-campus options are within easy travelling distance, including: