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Main campus - Parkville

1G Royal Parade, Parkville Victoria 3052

The Institute’s main campus is situated in the heart of the Parkville health precinct.

Visiting the Institute

Access to the Parkville campus will be impacted during construction of our childcare facility on the Institute forecourt.

Pedestrian and cyclist access

  1. If arriving by bicycle, first store your bike at the Royal Parade bicycle hoops.
  2. From Royal Parade, access the footpath to the Institute via the gate marked ‘Gene Technology Access Centre’. Follow the path until you reach the double gates and turn left towards the Institute.
  3. Follow the path to reception.  

Pedestrian and cyclist access map

By car

Please note that there is no parking available on the forecourt. 

Limited paid parking is available along Royal Parade and in paid parking facilities beneath the Institute.

A small number of temporary visitor parking bays in the underground parking lot can be booked by prior arrangement. Call our reception team on 03 9345 2555 to arrange a parking permit.

Access to the visitor parking bays is via Flemington Road.

By tram

The No. 19 tram travels along Royal Parade, and provides the closest public transport access point. Alight at Stop 11 Melbourne University.

Alternatively take trams 55 or 59, and alight at Stop 14, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

For route maps and timetables visit Yarra Trams.

By bus

Bus routes 401 and 402 stop at the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade. From here it’s a five-minute walk to the Institute along Royal Parade.

For detailed instructions on public transport options, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.


Biotechnology Centre - Bundoora

4 Research Avenue, La Trobe R&D Park, Bundoora Victoria 3086

The Institute’s Biotechnology Centre is located at the La Trobe University Research and Development Park. Within the university campus, follow directions to Research Avenue.

Building exterior

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