University of Melbourne, Melbourne Connect


Melbourne Connect opened its doors in 2021 and is the latest addition to the city’s innovation ecology. Powered by the University of Melbourne in partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease, Melbourne Connect was designed by an architectural collective led by master planners Woods Bagot. Melbourne Connect is a space to bring together world-class researchers, government, industry, SMEs, startups, higher-degree students, artists and Science Gallery Melbourne, in a purpose-built innovation precinct in the heart of Carlton and next to the university’s Parkville campus and the Biomedical Precinct.

What's On

Melbourne Connect’s doors will be open on Saturday for visitors to explore the Superfloor, visit the café and attend a discussion about the precinct’s development. Sign up for building tours at 11am and 12.30pm with Woods Bagot’s principal Hazel Porter and senior associate Alastair Flynn. The tour includes the FROEBEL Carlton Early Learning Centre, designed by Silvester Fuller and Openwork, and recognised for interior design in the Architizer A+Awards, Australian Interior Design Awards and Melbourne Design Awards, and shortlisted in the INDE Awards. The tour of Melbourne Connect will conclude at ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architect’s top-floor studio, shortlisted for a 2022 AIDA Award.

Images: (1-2) Melbourne Connect, (3) Melbourne Connect, Oculus. Courtesy Melbourne Connect.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 July
Tours run 11am and 12.30pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 30 people.
Lunchtime talk and Q&A session 11.45am-12.30pm

This event is booked out. Sign up to the waitlist through the booking link below. 

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom
Quiet rooms


Mezzanine Floor, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053

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