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A Glimpse into Monash University- Clayton Campus

Clayton, 20 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, is the original campus of Monash University. It was established in 1958 and first opened its doors to 363 students in 1961. The 100 hectares of open field was originally used for a variety of purposes including the Talbot Epileptic Colony, before being bought for the university. The early days of the campus saw fields of mud and the library housed in a disused Volkswagen factory.

In just over 50 years, the campus has grown in both size and student population and is now the largest of Monash's eight campuses.

Starting off from its meeting point outside the Robert Blackwood Hall this guided walking tour takes around 60 minutes and will highlight some of the amazing Architecture, Art, Academic, Fauna, Sporting and Cultural gems that the Clayton Campus holds.

The tour is ideal for new staff, alumni wanting to revisit their old haunts, parents of prospective students and community members just wanting to know more about the campus jewel that is part of their general environment. Each guided walk will be unique with a maximum of ten (10) per walk.

Participants should wear sensible walking shoes and the gentle walk is accessible for all ages and abilities. In the case of light showers umbrellas will be provided.

Booking are essential and should be made on line here. For more information contact the Guided Walk Coordinator at or call 9905 8811.

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