Deakin forms strategic partnerships with local government, sporting organisations, not-for-profit organisations and community venues across Melbourne.
These mutually beneficial relationships improve opportunities for Deakin students, local businesses and the broader community.
Playing an active role in the Whitehorse community
Demonstrating our commitment to serve our communities, we are proud to collaborate and work in active partnership with local organisations including Whitehorse City Council, Whitehorse Community Chest, Eastern Emergency Relief Network, Rotary and the Whitehorse Business Group – helping to strengthen our communities and deliver positive social and economic impact.
Use our facilities in Burwood
Deakin's Burwood Campus isn't just for students and staff. We're a hub of activity for the local community. We offer cafes, restaurants, a gym and sporting facilities, a vibrant art gallery and innovative library. Deakin's Motion.Lab, a film and motion capture facility, and television studios are also located on campus.
In the heart of Melbourne
Deakin Edge is a distinctive theatre space located within Melbourne's Federation Square.
It's fitting the theatre now bears the Deakin name, given the university's namesake – Alfred Deakin – is considered one of the founding fathers of Australian federation. It also provides great synergy, as the venue is home to many diverse community groups hosting a wide array of publicly accessible intellectual, innovative and creative events and programs.
The partnership is a reflection of Deakin's commitment to community access and support for creativity, inspiring ideas, public debate and dialogue.
Deakin University Community Bank
Deakin University has partnered with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to create Deakin University Community Bank®. The partnership strives towards establishing new partnerships in regional centres, innovation in research, and a scholarship program (Bendigo Bank Community Scholarships).
For further information about Deakin's community engagement programs across Melbourne please contact the Community Relations Manager.
Manager Community Relations and Sponsorship, Melbourne
Melbourne Burwood Campus
+61 3 9246 8571
Email Peter Redden