Monash University Peninsula campus
Monash Peninsula campus is in the suburb of Frankston, the gateway to the picturesque Mornington Peninsula. It is about 55 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and is easily accessed by public transport and by car.
A free shuttle service operates regularly to and from Frankston train station to the campus.
View the Peninsula campus map.
Bayside Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Frankston only a few kilometres from the Peninsula campus. This regional shopping centre is open seven days a week until late and features around 260 retailers including supermarkets, department stores and many specialty stores. Karingal Shopping Centre is also close by and offers large retail and specialty stores.
For a different shopping experience, travel along the highway toward the coast to cosmopolitan Main Street in Mornington. This broad, tree-shaded street has almost every imaginable shop including boutiques, gift shops, fashionable homeware stores and food stores specialising in regional and imported produce.
The coastline around much of Frankston consists mainly of calm and sandy beaches, which are ideal for swimming, boating and other water activities.
Frankston is the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, which extends southwards for some 40 kilometres. This is a place of fine wineries, galleries, historical walks, golf, fishing, sailing, day spas and long coastal strolls and drives.
The Port Phillip Bay side of the Peninsula features calm beaches and a string of bayside towns from Mornington to Sorrento. On the Bass Straight side are rugged ocean beaches, which you can view from coastal walks through the Mornington Peninsula National Park.
At night you can enjoy a live performance at one of the local theatres or catch the latest blockbuster at a nearby cinema.
Before venturing out, make sure you try the great places to eat at the Peninsula campus. If you are after something quick and inexpensive, visit the many beachside cafes or the local tavern, is great for a meal in a relaxed bar environment. There are also healthy-eating options, with bayside views.
Frankston's food precincts along the Nepean Highway, Long Island Drive, Cranbourne Road, Beach Street and Frankston Pier have something for everyone. Featuring Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Modern Australian and Japanese cuisine and a range of dining options, there will be something to suit your taste and budget.
If you are heading down the coast, Main Street in Mornington offers a choice of around 60 restaurants and cafes, from seaside eateries to cellar-door restaurants.
As a Monash student you'll have access to a variety of services at the Peninsula campus. These include:
- an inter-campus shuttle bus
- parking permits
- residential services
- the PenBus, a Commonwealth-funded bus service available to students and trainees in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.
For more information about on-campus services, visit the Monash Peninsula website.
Other sites of interest
If you'd like more information about things to see and do around Peninsula campus, try visiting these sites: