Melbourne Burwood Campus

Within close proximity to Melbourne's eastern transport hubs, our campus in Burwood enjoys the best of both worlds – an easily accessible metropolitan location within the leafy green surrounds of the South East.

Get to know your campus

Take a quick video tour of the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Melbourne 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.
  • The Melbourne 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


The most direct journey to the Melbourne Burwood Campus is by tram: the #75 tram stops right out the front! (Stop #63 Deakin University/Burwood Highway).

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

Public bus services

There are multiple bus routes that travel directly past the campus, including route 281 which stops inside the campus.

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


The closest major train station and transport hub to the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Box Hill. Burwood station on the Alamein line and Jordanville station on the Glen Waverley line are also close by.

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


There are many bike trails surrounding 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.


It's approximately a 30-minute drive from Melbourne's CBD to our campus in Burwood, depending on traffic.

  • From the 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 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.


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 parking permit.

Get more details on parking and parking permits

Finding your way around

Our wayfinding app Deakin Scout will help you to navigate around 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, 1.5MB)

Disability access

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

Find out more about disability access

Upcoming events


Shopping and food

We make shopping straightforward, with all our campuses kitted out with a range of amenities for purchase. Whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are plenty of great venues catering for everyone including vegetarians and those on special diets.

Find out about shopping and food

Health and wellbeing services

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and there are a range of services available to you.

Find out about health and wellbeing services


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

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


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

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

Building projects

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

Learn more about our current building projects

Explore our Melbourne Burwood Campus

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