Located in Victoria’s Southern Grampians region, RMIT University Hamilton offers quality short courses and undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

Equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and technical facilities, RMIT Hamilton is home to specialist researchers who investigate issues in regional and urban communities. Teaching activities at the Hamilton site are conducted by South West Institute of TAFE.

Features and facilities

RMIT Hamilton is focused on applied research. We're located in a rural landscape just four kilometres from Hamilton's central business district and close to accommodation. We house number of conference, meeting and educational facilities to suit different needs and our researchers offer consultancy and facilitation services to the public.

Teaching and research

  • The Teaching Development Centre is equipped with fully powered/networked tables that seats 24 and large whiteboard and TV/video access.
  • Lecture room 1 is a simple, classroom style room with desks and seating for 24 people.
  • Building 602 comprises of a large, open room which can be divided into three smaller sections with the use of large partitions. The two outer sections include a whiteboard, and all three areas have desk seating for between 18-24 people.


  • Access to TV, VCR and DVD players
  • Data projectors and screens available.

Art studio

The art studio is a large open area with excellent lighting, sinks, benches and an adjoining equipment storage room. It’s also available for external use.


RMIT is located on nine hectares of bushland with BBQ facilities on site.

Events and conferences

The conference room is a large, spacious room with roof-mounted projection, overhead projection and whiteboards available. It can seat up to 45 guests (with desks) or more than 80 in theatre-style seating. There’s also an adjoining kitchen with tea/coffee making facilities.


Hamilton is about 300 kilometres west of Melbourne. The RMIT site is accessible by train, bus, major highways and is also serviced by a regional airport.

From Melbourne Southern Cross Station, take the V/Line regional train towards Ararat. Get off at Ballarat Railway Station (Ballarat Central) and transfer to theV/Line Coach service towards Mt Gambier SA, stopping at Hamilton Railway Station.

From Hamilton Railway Station, take local bus service Route 3 to RMIT Hamilton.

Check Public Transport Victoria for details of connecting services.

Sharp Airlines fly daily from Essendon Airport to Hamilton Airport, which is 11 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre. Flight time is 40 minutes.

From Melbourne: Take the Western Freeway (M8) north-west to Ballarat, then head south-west to the Glenelg Highway (B160). Continue west until you arrive at Hamilton.

From Geelong: Travel west along the Hamilton Highway (B140) via Mortlake.

From Adelaide: Take the Western Highway (A8) to Horsham, then travel south on the Henty Highway (A200) direct to Hamilton.

All staff or visitors of RMIT Hamilton with private vehicles must use the main car park on the eastern side of the main driveway.

If this car park is full you can park on the roadways but avoid the main north-south pavement between the Ballarat Road and Chatsworth Road entrances if possible.

Paved areas: No vehicles are allowed on the paved areas at the rear of the student lounge (between the student lounge and the textile building) or on the paving extending from the main roadway to building 602.

Sealed areas: No vehicles are to be parked off the sealed areas without advance permission.

Short-term car park: This car park, located in front of the Handbury Building, is designated for short-term visitors or drop-offs only.

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Contact us

Address: RMIT University, 200 Ballarat Road, Hamilton VIC 3300

Email: rmithamilton@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 5572 0500

Fax: +61 3 5572 0555

Key contact: Dr Kaye Scholfield – Senior Manager

Postal Address: RMIT University, PO Box 572, Hamilton VIC 3300

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer