Another of the Public Works Department buildings, built along Bowen Street from the 1910s to the 1950s, this building was originally created for the Melbourne Technical College’s Printing School.
Built in the functional style of early European modernism, the building has housed the printing workshop, Architecture, Interior Design and the beginnings of the central library over its history.
Transport and access
Located along Bowen Street, near the Swanston and La Trobe Street corner, and opposite the State Library, catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street. From there, 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.