Melbourne Burwood Campus

Our Burwood Campus couldn't be in a better location. It's just 30 minutes from the mountains of the Dandenong Ranges, the beaches of St Kilda and Melbourne's bustling central district.

Get to know the Melbourne Burwood Campus

Get to know the Melbourne Burwood Campus with a quick video tour.

Burwood Campus at a glance

  • Burwood is a very leafy suburb with many open spaces and parks. The campus sits alongside parkland, which is great for cycling and walks.
  • Burwood Campus is our busiest campus, with around 26,000 students and 1500 staff.
  • The campus boasts architecturally impressive buildings and top-notch facilities for every faculty.

Getting there


From Melbourne CBD it takes about an hour to get to Deakin’s Burwood Campus using combinations of train, tram and bus.

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


The most direct journey is by tram: Take the 75 tram from Stop 4 (Flinders Street) to Stop 63 (Deakin University/Burwood Highway).

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

Public bus services

From Melbourne CBD it takes about an hour to get to Deakin’s Burwood Campus using combinations of train, tram and bus.

A Deakin shuttle bus – route 201 – provides high frequency services from Box Hill bus port and train station.

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


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


The most direct cycle route to the Burwood Campus from the Melbourne CBD is around 15km and takes about an hour (there are a couple of quite steep hills to contend with). There are plenty of bike trails around the campus, so commuting on your bike is definitely an option.

On campus you'll find plenty of showers, change rooms, bike racks, lockers and a secure bicycle cage.


The Burwood Campus is a 25-minute drive from the Melbourne CBD, depending on traffic.

  • From the Melbourne CBD join the Monash Freeway (M1)
  • Take the Burke Road exit
  • Turn right at Toorak Road and follow it for about 10 minutes
  • Toorak Road becomes Burwood Highway and you'll see Deakin University on the left

turn by turn directions Use turn-by-turn navigation to Burwood Campus from your current location


We provide a free carpool matching service to students and staff to help you find someone to carpool with.

If you bring someone else with you in your car, you can use the carpooling car park.

Burwood Park & Ride

Deakin students and staff can park at the Burvale Hotel Car Park (corner of Burwood Highway and Springvale Road – Springvale Road entrance) and catch tram #75 to stop #63 on Burwood Highway.


There are quite a few car parks available on campus but they fill up quickly – especially at the start of Trimester 1 and 2. If you visit campus regularly, you might want to buy a permit.

Get more details on parking and parking permits

Finding your way around

Our wayfinding app Deakin Scout will help you to navigate around our Melbourne Burwood Campus. And just in case you run out of battery, there's a map you can print out too.

Download Deakin Scout from the Google Play store
Download Deakin Scout from the Apple App store

Download campus map (PDF, 1.7MB)

Disability access

Most of our buildings are wheelchair-accessible and have lifts, accessible toilets and automatic doors.

Find out more about disability access


Bookshop and merchandise

Our bookshop is always well-stocked with textbooks and stationery. Don't forget to grab your Deakin merchandise too. 

Find out about the bookshop and merchandise

Medical centre

We have an accredited medical centre on every campus. You can either make an appointment to see our doctors or nurses or just drop in to the clinic. It's completely free.

Find out about the medical centre

Local shopping

Supermarkets, pharmacists and shopping centres, you're never far from any shops in Burwood.

Find out about nearby shops

Child care

Our on-site childcare centre is open to children of staff, students and families in the local area.

Learn about on-campus child care

Art gallery

We have a vibrant exhibition program and run regular arts events for students, staff and the local community.

Find out about the art gallery

Parent room

Heat up milk and baby food in microwaves, change nappies and breastfeed in privacy.

Find out about our parent room


A huge amount of resources, helpful staff and a great space to study. You're welcome to use the library even if you're not a student or staff member.

Learn about the library

Where to eat

With 13 food outlets, including seven ‘grab & go’ shops, three cafes and three restaurants, Burwood Campus has something for everyone’s budget, taste and diet.

Find out where to eat

Spiritual centre

You're welcome to use this peaceful room for prayer and reflection, whether you're religious or not.

Find out about the spiritual centre

Student services

Get support of all kinds from Student Central – our administration hub.

Find out more about Student Central

Event spaces

We have various spaces available to hire, including lecture theatres and classrooms.

Find out about event hire


We take safety very seriously at all our campuses with 24/7 security officers and a SafeZone app for your phone.

Learn about safety and security


Live on campus in our accommodation – in walking distance from all your lectures – or in the local area to get the true experience of Melbourne. Whichever appeals to you, we can help find the best option.

Find out about accommodation at the Melbourne Burwood Campus

Building projects

We're dedicated to creating beautiful, state-of-the-art, accessible and sustainable spaces and facilities for everyone who visits our Burwood campus.

Learn about building projects at Burwood

Explore Melbourne Burwood

Contact us

Call us

+61 3 9244 6100

Visit us

221 Burwood Highway,
Burwood, Victoria 3125

Write to us

Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia