Melbourne Burwood

Deakin is committed to the growth and development of its Melbourne communities by collaborating with local, national and international organisations.

Our networks and alliances across Melbourne improve access and opportunities for our students and staff. This, in turn, improves our teaching, research and industry engagement activities, which helps to create wider positive impact for our communities.

We enjoy forging new connections, fostering our relationships and look forward to enhancing and developing our partnerships in future years.

Local partnerships

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.

Learn more about our local partnerships

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.

See more of our memberships

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.

Find out more about our Burwood facilities

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.

Learn more about Deakin Edge

Contact us

For further information about Deakin's community engagement programs across Melbourne please contact the Community Relations Manager.

Community Relations Manager, Melbourne
Trevor Dean
Melbourne Burwood Campus
+61 3 9244 5556
Email Trevor Dean