burwood campus
Accommodation Sport and recreation Food and dining facilities  Getting there Local attractions

BurwoodMelbourne's CBD is a place of culture and excitement. During the day you can visit the galleries, shops and cafes and then at night go exploring as the city bars, clubs and restaurants come alive. Federation Square, Southbank and the Arts Centre sit along the Yarra River. The national passion for sport adds to the energy around the city, with Melbourne being the home of Australian Rules Football and the venue for international sporting events such as the Australian Tennis Open, Formula One motor racing, cricket, rugby, athletics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Melbourne campus at Burwood is a thriving metropolitan university campus. Located alongside Gardiner's Creek parklands in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, the campus is well served by public transport and is about 45 minutes by tram and 20 minutes by car from the city centre.

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The campus has 200 furnished single rooms, arranged in units with a shared lounge, kitchen, dining, bathroom and laundry facilities.

There are ample free parking spaces for people staying in the residences.

Virtual tour of the Burwood campus accommodation.

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Sport & recreation
cardio room

The YMCA fitness facilities at Deakin Burwood campus will open in January 2006 and boasts the most up to date fitness equipment including a cardio and main weights area, as well male and female shower and locker facilities.

Our VICFIT Qualified instructors can provide:

  • Health assessments
  • Personal training
  • Aerobics
  • Team building activities
  • Indoor and outdoor cross training
  • High intensity sport specific challenges
Other team building games and activities can be coordinated by the YMCA Funworks program.
More information about YMCA Funworks program

The main hall has two multipurpose sports courts and is fully air-conditioned with data points, a fully equipped PA system and variable lighting.

The courts can be set up for:

  • Netball (2 competition sized courts with 5 metre run off around each)
  • Basketball (2 courts)
  • Badminton (8 courts)
  • Volleyball (2 courts)
  • Table tennis
  • Indoor soccer
  • Indoor hockey
  • Indoor cricket
It can also be set up for:
  • Presentation nights
  • Graduation nights
  • Trade Shows
  • Displays

Swimming pool
Swimming facilities where you can access indoor and outdoorpools all year round are available at Ashburton Pool and Receration Centre or Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

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Food and dining facilities

fruitDeakin Burwood can offer groups a range of dining options. The residential dining hall seats several hundred people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The attached menu packages are popular with groups:

Menu package 1A (40k pdf document, opens new window)

Menu package 1B (40k pdf document, opens new window)

Menu package 2 (40k pdf document, opens new window)


Depending on your requirements and activities for the day and night, we can tailor a menu and dining arrangements to suit. For example, we can also provide sit down meals for presentation nights or BBQ meals on the lawn. We always offer vegetarian meal options and can cater for other special dietary requirements.

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Getting there

Flying into Melbourne Airport
Eastside Buslines provides transfers to Burwood campus at regular intervals. For reservations call Eastside directly on (03) 9729 7622 Eastside Buslines resevations

Tram from the City
Number 75 tram from Spencer Street Station or Flinders Street in the city stops right outside the campus.

Burwood campus location

Campus map

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Local attractions

The City of Whitehorse is known for its dynamic shopping meccas and wonderful lifestyle and being close to the city of Melbourne, there are so many things that groups can do to get away from vigorous training schedules. More information about the City of Melbourne.

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

14th November 2005