The Melbourne “City Strip” is Swanston Street

Newman College is located at the northern top end of the strip at 887 Swanston Street, Parkville 3052, a distance of one kilometre from the very heart of the city.  The tram stop is 100m away, and every tram travelling north from the city along Swanston Street comes to the College.  The College is 400m from Lygon Street, the gourmet centre of Melbourne, and short distances from the Melbourne Zoo, State Library, Federation Square, The Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, the Rod Laver Tennis Centre, The Aquarium, Queen Victoria Markets, and Flemington Racecourse, home of the Melbourne Cup. The University of Melbourne is on our doorstep and, of course, the famous MCG.  We are, in short, as we say in Melbourne, “a drop kick away from everything”.

Conference & Venue Hire

If you have a group looking for a conference venue, participating in some organised activity in Melbourne, or attending an activity at The University of Melbourne, you may wish to take advantage of safe, comfortable and relatively budget priced accommodation at Newman College.

Newman College has many rooms at the best address in Melbourne.

  • 180 single rooms.
  • Central heating.
  • I.T. facilities in all rooms.
  • Computer laboratory.
  • 24 hour security.
  • Fully catered, three meals a day seven days a week if required.  
  • Your group may prefer B & B or any other meal variation.
  • 24 hour tea/coffee lounge.
  • University recreational facilities, (pool and gym) available at a small cost.
  • Meeting room facilities.

During the summer months between December and mid-February and other selected periods, Newman College is available to cater for groups, (normally between 20 and 220) for conferences, workshops, retreats, and other special events.

We are able to offer venues for the conduct of many activities.

The following table will be helpful:

Venue Capacity
Academic Centre 10 tutorial / workshop rooms - (7 - 12 in smaller rooms and up to 30 in larger rooms)
Choral Room 60
Coffee Lounge 50
Junior Common Room 200
Oratory 200
Reading Room 40

For all inquiries, please contact:

The Business or House and Catering Manager:
Ph:   (+613) 9347 5577
Fax: (+613) 9349 2592