Downtown (Melbourne)

Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3008

Are you a staff member? Book a room by visiting the corporate centre booking portal.

Facilities

Deakin Downtown offers the next level of sophisticated, technology-rich, flexible spaces for Deakin staff members to facilitate functions, seminars, conferences, meetings, staff training days, awards evenings and networking and cocktail events. Capacity ranges from 14 to 230 people.

All our event spaces have the following facilities.

  • Wi-fi
  • Videoconferencing
  • Projector
  • In-room PC
  • Whiteboard
  • VGA and HDMI connections
  • Hearing augmentation
  • Lectern, lapel and roaming mics

Downtown event spaces

RoomSeating
Wadawurrung 1 120 (Theatre style)
80 (Tables of 8)
Wadawurrung 2 105 (Theatre style)
64 (Tables of 8)
Wadawurrung 1 and 2 joined 230 (Theatre style)
144 (Tables of 8)
Gunditjmara 1 72 (Theatre style)
40 (Tables of 8)
Gunditjmara 2 66 (Theatre style)
40 (Tables of 8)
Gunditjmara 1 and 2 joined 144 (Theatre style)
80 (Tables of 8)

Meeting rooms

Downtown features 14 meeting rooms accommodating between four and 16 people and four multipurpose rooms that can be set in various layouts to seat between 20 and 230 people. Deakin staff members are welcome to book rooms by contacting the team.

All rooms have an LCD screen, in-room PC and videoconferencing capabilities. Our Executive Boardroom also has hearing augmentation and a private lounge.

Catering

Flexible and diverse catering options that include delicious hot breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, sandwich or buffet lunches, hot and cold canapés, sit down dinners and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Our staff are happy to talk you though our many options.

Order catering online

Getting there

Train

We are only 5 minutes from Southern Cross Station.

Plan your journey on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website

Tram

Myki

To use trams, trains and buses around Melbourne you’ll need to buy a Myki card.

Myki cards are very easy to use, just top up credit or buy a pass at a shop or station, then touch-on once you’ve boarded the tram or bus – or touch-on and off to get through the barriers at train stations.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Myki site

Car

Parking nearby is expensive unless you arrive before 10am and leave after 4pm, so it might be best to catch a taxi, tram or train.

Mobility access

Deakin Downtown is located on level 12 of Tower 2 and access is via an escalator then lifts.

1. Enter Collins Square via the Collins Street entrance underneath the yellow geometric sculpture through the revolving doors or the mobility access door to the right

2. Make your way across the lobby floor towards the concierge desk

3. Concierge will escort you directly to the elevators with access to Level 12.

When leaving for the day please see Downtown reception who will swipe you back down to the lobby level.

Disability parking

Limited disability parking is available within the Collins Square complex. This must be booked by calling the Downtown team on 9918 9120. Parking instructions will be provided when your park is confirmed but are also available via the disability parking map.

Download the disability parking map (PDF, 567.6KB)

Parking

Secure Parking

664 Collins Street, Melbourne
Mon–Fri: 6.00am–8.00pm
Early bird: enter between 6am and 9.30am, exit between 3pm and 8pm

700 Collins Street, Docklands
Mon–Sun: 24/7
Early bird: enter between 6am and 9.30am, exit between 3pm and midnight

Visit the Secure Parking website

Wilson Parking

750 Collins Street, Docklands
Mon–Fri: 6.00am–7.00pm
Early bird: enter between 6am and 9.30am, exit between 3pm and 7pm

Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street, Melbourne
Mon–Sun: 4.00am–1.00am [early bird, limited numbers].

Visit the Wilson Parking website

Arriving at Collins Square

To make your way to Deakin Downtown, located in Tower 2:

  1. Enter Collins Square via the Collins Street entrance underneath the yellow geometric sculpture

  2. Make your way across the lobby floor towards the escalators on the right-hand side

  3. Ascend the escalators and turn left, following signage to the elevators

  4. Select Level 12 on the touch screen and wait to be allocated an elevator letter and then make your way to the corresponding elevator door

  5. Upon arrival to level 12, turn right and proceed through the glass sliding doors where you will find our reception desk.

Explore Deakin Downtown

Contact details

Contact us

+61 3 9918 9120
downtown@deakin.edu.au

Visit us

Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3008

Hours

Monday to Friday *
8am to 5.30pm

*Out-of-hours events can be arranged. Closed during University breaks and all public holidays.