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If you can't find what you need on campus, there are many facilities located near the Melbourne Campus at Burwood, accessible either by walking or tram.
The beautiful Gardiners Creek parklands and walking track winds between the main Campus and the student residences, and the Elgar Rd precinct. Walking, running and bike riding in this peaceful area, landscaped with native vegetation, is a popular activity with staff and students.
The Campus is close to Bennettswood shopping centre, which provides food shops, a chemist and newsagency.
A short tram ride away you can find larger shopping centres at East Burwood and Burwood, which comprise of gift shops, fast food outlets, restaurants, video stores, supermarkets and doctors surgeries.
The Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre is a five minute drive away from Campus.
You can catch a tram from right outside the Campus, which will take you straight to the Melbourne CBD.
The Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds is within walking distance of a large shopping centre with supermarkets, restaurants, banks, post office, doctor, dentist, department store, specialty shops and a cinema complex.
The Geelong Regional Baseball Centre and Belmont Leisurelink (swimming complex) are also nearby to the Campus.
The Campus is approximately 10 minutes by car from the city centre of Geelong, and around 15 minutes by car to the picturesque beach side town of Torquay and the world-famous Great Ocean Road.
The Geelong Waterfront Campus is located across the road from Corio Bay, in the central business district of Geelong. Geelong has all the modern amenities of a larger city, including excellent cafes, restaurants, shopping and recreational facilities, all within short walking distance of the Campus.
Located at the western end of the world-famous Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool is the fifth-largest city in Victoria, with a population of more than 32 000. Whales and maritime history are major attractions at Warrnambool and it is the ideal base for visiting wildlife reserves, forests, farms, waterfalls, surf beaches and one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world.
The central business district of Warrnambool is less than a 10 minute drive or bus trip away, which has all the major shops and amenities you would expect from a large regional centre including supermarkets, department stores, cafes, restaurants, health and medical facilities and recreational facilities.