For more than one hundred years RMIT City campus has been an integral part of Melbourne’s character.
The campuses 45,000 students enjoy everything RMIT and Melbourne has to offer, including cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, parks, markets and festivals.
The campus is near major public transport hubs including Melbourne Central Station and tram services that connect you to every suburb in Melbourne and beyond.
The programs offered at the City campus include architecture, design, media and communications, engineering, physical science and social science.
Campus facilities and services
Info corner is your one-stop-shop for getting help with programs and courses information, admissions, visas, accepting your offer and payment of fees.
Our libraries provide spaces for you to explore, learn, research and create. No matter what you study, you’ll have access to our vast collection of print and electronic books, periodicals, magazines, videos, images, audio, computer software, films, newspapers and maps.
Our City Campus has two city-based Library sites: Swanston and Carlton. View library locations and opening hours.
Learning and teaching spaces
Our campus is continuously evolving to meet the demands of current university life. Across the campus you’ll find spaces designed for collaboration on projects, plus labs and studios to complete your practice. You’ll also find quiet spaces for those times when you need to work alone.
The Swanston Academic Building (SAB) and Design Hub provides state-of the-art educational facilities. There are shared teaching spaces fitted with the latest technology, including a high-speed wireless computing network, LCD screens and dedicated spaces to showcase lab work and research from design practitioners and community.
Learn more about our Facilities.
Recreational and social spaces
There are many recreational and green spaces dotted around campus for you to relax and recharge:
- The Alumni courtyard is a multi-purpose lawn framed by the bluestone walls of the Old Melbourne Gaol.
- A'Beckett Urban Square is a sports and recreational hub located behind the Swanston Academic Building. The square features basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton and futsal courts. It also has BBQ facilities, bike parking and commissioned artwork.
Places to eat and drink
The City campus offers a range of cheap, healthy food and drink outlets that are open from breakfast, lunch and for coffee, snacks and drinks. You’ll also be walking distance to a large number of cafes and restaurants and major food courts in QV, Melbourne Central and the Queen Victoria Market.
The Maps page has information to help you get to, from and around the City campus and find buildings, facilities and services.
The Lost on Campus app is a free map of every area on campus. It can guide you to lecture theatres, study spaces, bars, vending machines and to secret locations.
RMIT takes your security seriously. We have a 24-hour security service on campus to respond to emergencies swiftly and efficiently. On request, security can escort you to and from University buildings, your car or the nearest public transport. Download the free SafeZone app which connects you directly to the security team if you need help. The app will also send you critical notifications from the university.
Top 5 things to do on campus
With so many things to do on campus - you’ll never be short of inspiration. To help you we’ve compiled a list of our students’ top 5 favourite activities to do on campus.
1. Enjoy an RMIT Student Union ‘barbeque and beats’ in Bowen Street
2. Kick the football in the Alumni courtyard
3. Check out the Art Spaces on Campus: Design Hub Gallery, RMIT Gallery, First Site Gallery or School of Art Galleries
4. Drop in to the City Fitness Gym and jump on the treadmill – or enjoy a relaxing, free Yoga class
5. Take a free dance class or be inspired by design talks.