Accessibility on campus

Here we provide links to accessible meeting rooms, quiet zones and interactive maps of Parkville campus.

There are many members of the university community living with disability.

Universal access and design principles are foundational to the development of all new buildings, services and technology at the Parkville campus. New buildings, teaching spaces, and pathways are built with universal access in mind. However the Parkville campus includes buildings constructed at a time when consideration for disability access was limited, resulting in areas with poor access. There is a list at the bottom outlining buildings that are not physically accessible.

Below is a list of accessible spaces to help you navigate the Parkville campus

Maps

You can search the interactive campus map to find accessible toilets, parking and transport and navigable areas on campus - including areas of the campus under construction.

Downloadable
maps are also available for the metro and regional campuses.

Accessible rooms

Accessible study spaces
There are a range of study spaces available that have assistive technology software and/or sensory supportive d├ęcor. Height adjustable desks are also available to use in the main study areas of the Baillieu, ERC and Law Libraries.

Accessible meeting rooms
You can search by buildings and rooms on the interactive map to find if there are accessible features, hearing loops or specific technology enabled.

Quiet zones

If you search under Quiet Study and select Parkville campus, you will find quiet areas inside Melbourne Connect, Melbourne School of Design and Redmond Barry buildings.

The Dax Gallery is a quiet space with exhibitions from the Cunningham Dax collection that encourage conversations about mental health through art.

System Garden
The garden is a secluded, calm and much loved greenspace environment for staff and students to enjoy.

Billiebellary's Walk
Connect to the Parkville campus via a self-guided tour which describes the Wurundjeri's people spiritual and physical connection to country.

Inaccessible buildings

The following teaching venues are considered inaccessible for people with disabilities:

  • Middle Theatrette, Babel Building
  • Physiotherapy Theatre, Physiotherapy Building
  • Physiotherapy Theatrette, Physiotherapy Building
  • Rivett Theatre, Redmond Barry Building
  • Russell Lowe Theatre, Richard Berry Building

You can report accessibility issues via the Snap, Send, Solve app here

Accessible transport

Car parking
To park in an accessible parking bay on University premises, drivers must display a valid council-issued disabled permit with a valid University parking permit. Disabled Persons Parking Permit – Category 1 are eligible for a University Disability Parking Permit rate. Parking is available at University Square, Royal Parade and Eastern Precinct and staff are eligible for discounts. Please note that street parking surrounding the university's Parkville campus is limited.

Public transport
Public Transport Victoria has a range of accessible services and travel passes for people with physical disability, cognitive condition or mental illness to enable everyone to use the network. You can plan your trip to any University campus through the PTV Journey Planner