Our inspirational Education and Research & Development precincts are aimed at positioning Melbourne as the next global knowledge node. It celebrates a new era for learning through an iconic campus which houses top universities and faculties side by side

Located around water and landscape, the campus buildings will incorporate state-of-the-art spaces allowing students, researchers, academic teams and industry to connect around new knowledge and research, with flexibility in built form to respond to future changes in learning delivery.

The campus design supports a high level of connectivity between education activities, and within the Innovation District itself.


  • ~290,000 m² Net Lettable Area (NLA) university to cater for 40,000 students

  • ~135,000 m² of additional education facilities to cater for another 10,000 students across varying stages of Education Pathways (e.g. K-12, P-Tech, industry reskilling etc)

  • Support Victoria’s growing export demand for education at a scale which accommodates Victoria’s growing population, in particular, the 5-24 age demographic which will grow by ~370,000 to 2031 and by ~800,000 to 2051.

  • Vocational training to deliver skills retraining and apprenticeships for employment opportunities within the Australian Education City construction programme

  • Australian Education City together with Victoria’s leading TAFE providers and local community groups will focus on delivering training and job opportunities to support youth unemployment and disadvantage communities in Melbourne’s West


By 2025 Victoria will need:


  • 2.1 million more graduates than we have today;

  • 1.7 million skilled trade labourers to replace those exiting the workforce; and

  • 3.8 million skilled graduates to enter Victoria’s Knowledge Economy in the next 10 years.


Australian Education City focuses on creating a collaborative closed loop environment to address this need through integrating education, R&D and industry engagement.


The Education and R&D precinct will be where approximately 50,000 students, academics and researchers aspire to work, live and play. With a fully integrated smart city infrastructure, we believe the Education precinct will be a genesis for the newest global knowledge node.


As a collaborative university campus, the Education precinct unites a leading domestic university with institutions from the United Kingdom and Asia. Our collaboration model provides a platform for each university to offer best-of-breed courses and faculties side by side.  Our campus will focus on STEM-related subjects to alignment with the Innovation District’s R&D priorities together with bespoke postgraduate management courses.


The campus is the heart of our Innovation District as a place for making new educational pathways within the emerging knowledge economy. It will generate a unique student experience and student life for both local and international students, within a precinct that focuses on engagement and collaboration.

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