We are delighted to share that Hawthorn-Melbourne will start 2024 in a new campus in the Melbourne CBD.
Located at 333 Exhibition Street, our new campus will occupy 2-levels of a multi-story building that is well serviced by public transport with train, tram and bus stops all within minutes of our doorstep. Our new home will offer students a new level of convenience in a purpose-designed centre.
With the picturesque Carlton Gardens just across the road, the new campus location offers a great balance of city convenience and natural green spaces while being an easy walk to the University of Melbourne Parkville campus.
Where is Hawthorn moving to?
The new campus is at 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.
When will the move take place?
The move will take place during the Christmas/New Year break, ready for classes to resume on 2 January 2024.
Why is Hawthorn-Melbourne moving?
For the past 37 years, 442 Auburn Road has been home to Hawthorn-Melbourne. While this building has served us well over the years, it has become a bit dated as time has passed. In 2022, the University of Melbourne announced the sale of the building for commercial redevelopment, with construction expected to start in 2025.
We also understand that many of our students live and work closer to the city and the University of Melbourne Parkville campus, so a city location will be easier for commuting.
Can I start taking classes at the new campus now?
Not yet. The campus is currently being renovated. Everything will be new when we move in, so the renovations will take some time to complete.
Will classes be available at the current Hawthorn campus (442 Auburn Rd) after the move?
The final class at 442 Auburn Road will be held on the 15 December. Following the Christmas/New Year break, all classes will be at the new city campus.
How can I get to the new campus?
Being located in the city makes the new campus very easy to reach by public transport.
Check the PTV Journey Planner to find the best way to reach the campus from your home.
What facilities will be available at the new campus?
You will have access to:
Will my class change?
Your class may change because of your progress and enrolment. This is not connected to the change of location though.
Will our teachers be the same?
All the staff currently at Hawthorn-Melbourne are expected to transfer to the new campus.
In addition, there will be some new staff coming on board to support you in your learning and life in Melbourne.
Are the Hawthorn courses changing?
There is no change to the course offerings.
Can I visit the new campus now?
Everything in the city campus will be new and purpose-built for our students. Currently there are builders renovating the new campus. For safety reasons, we cannot visit just yet.
As soon as the renovations are complete, you will be invited to come and see it. Until then, you can go and check out the location, but you will not be able to enter.
Is there accommodation close to the new campus?
There are many student accommodation options in and around the city. These are independently run and can vary with the living options they provide. We would always recommend you visit the premises to check the room before committing or signing a lease. For more information, you are welcome to chat to the Student Services team.
Is there a cafeteria onsite at the new campus?
There are many cafes and restaurants surrounding the campus where you can purchase your morning coffee or lunch.
For those who bring their lunch to school, there is a student kitchen available with microwaves, vending machines, and hot water facilities, as well as a large dining room.
There is also an IGA supermarket conveniently located on the ground floor of our new building.
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