One of the trio of buildings that dominate the top end of Swanston Street through to the corner of Franklin Street, this building was named after Lord Casey, Australian Governor-General 1965–69.
This tall, steel-framed building with its large, grey concrete-block walls was the first of its almost identical neighbours, buildings 12 and 14, to be built from the late 1960s to mid-1970s.
Built with their backs to Swanston and Franklin streets, their imposing presence aroused concerns about their impact on the streetscape. But they provide courtyards and refuge from the city noise on their Bowen Street sides.
Transport and access
Located on Swanston, near the Franklin Street corner, catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street, from where you can take a connecting City Loop train or Yarra Tram along Swanston Street.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.