Footscray Park Campus – Victoria University
The Footscray Park Campus of Victoria University can be found along Ballarat Road, Footscray. The campus is located within walking distance from Footscray railway station. The campus occupies a seven-hectare area next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River. It is the university’s administrative centre and it is also the largest of all of the campuses.
Footscray Park Campus is home to the university’s Aquatic and Fitness Centre that contains a swimming pool and gym facilities that is open to students, staff and the public.
The campus is also home to the Footscray Park Children’s Center that can provide care for up to 37 children aged three months to six years on a full-time, daily, sessional, and ocassional basis.
The Student Village is a university owned residential complex that can accommodate 510 students on 12 hectares of parkland only 9 km from the center of Melbourne. It is close to public transport making travel to the campuses easy.
Sunbury Hall is a University owned residence providing accommodation for 120 students on the Sunbury Campus at 17 Circular Drive, Sunbury. A bus stop is located at the front of the campus providing public transport to Sunbury station and easy access to thecampuses. It is a 35km drive to the centre of Melbourne with easy access to the Calder and Tullamarine freeways.
Victoria Place is a purpose built apartment complex in Footscray with the goal of creating a living and learning community to foster academic achievement. It has 41 fully furnished apartments designed for students. Each room has disability access. The apartments are located at less than 7 km from the heart of Melbourne and is close to public transport and the Highpoint Shopping Centre.
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The city was founded by settlers and it has once become a magnet for explorers during the Victoria Gold Rush of the 1850s. Today, Melbourne City is a center for the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, sport and tourism of Australia. It is often referred to as the cultural capital of Australia. Since 2002, Melbourne has been ranked as one of the top three World’s Most Livable Cities.