School of Physics Astrophysics

Getting here

For information on where we are, how to find people, location of the School, parking & transport, accommodation etc.



 School of Physics (David Caro Building)
 The University of Melbourne
 VIC 3010 Australia

Courier & Deliveries
 School of Physics (David Caro Building) – Building 192
 Gate 1, corner Tin Alley and Swanston Street
 The University of Melbourne
 VIC 3010 Australia



Area code: 03 (domestic) or +61 3 (international)
 Internal extension: last 5 digits (834 47670)

 School Reception
 H: 9am – 5pm (closed 1-2pm for lunch)
 T: 8344 7670
 F: 9347 4783

Head of Astrophysics
 Contact: Prof Rachel Webster
 T: 8344 5450
 F: 9347 4783


Find People

Email addresses, location and phone numbers for all Astrophysics staff, visitors and students can be obtained by searching the Astro Directory.



The main entrance to the building is located near Gate 1, corner of Swanston Street and Tin Alley, Parkville.
 For on-site deliveries involving vehicles, the loading bay at Gate 2 should be used.The main building including Hercus and Laby theatres are found at E20, David Caro Building (No. 192) of the Parkville campus map.
 The Lyle and Rivett theatres are to be found at E18, Redmond Barry Building (No. 115).
 Additional facilities are also housed in the Nuclear Physics Block, adjacent the main building.Also available are campus maps of departments, buildings, lecture theatres, faculties, libraries and services of the University of Melbourne in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.


Parking & Transport

Metered parking near the School may be found:1. in College Crescent (north of Swanston Street), Carlton North (4 hour)
 2. in Lytton Street, Carlton North (10 hour)
 3. in Lygon Street (north of Princes Street), Carlton North (10 hour)
 4. surrounding streets such as Elgin, Faraday, Cardigan and Lygon Streets (1-2 hour)On-campus parking is available after 4pm at a cost of $5.The School is well accessed by public transport via trams (Swanston Street and Royal Parade); buses (from corner Elgin and Lygon Streets) and Melbourne Central train station (corner Swanston and Latrobe Streets). The airport is 15 km north-west of the University.
 The website provides on-line maps.



The following hotels are recommended for visitors requiring overnight stay. The first 3 are within easy walking distance of the School (5-10 mins) while the last is located in the heart of the city (only 15 minute trip to the School by tram).

* Wireless internet available
 ** Broadband facilities available

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