Our Fairfield campus is a beautiful heritage-listed site in stunning parklands by the Yarra River. This campus has a rich history. It is home to several Departments and a diverse range of Horticulture, Creative Arts and Performing Arts courses.
Fairfield campus was acquired by Melbourne Polytechnic in 2004. The site was formerly home to the internationally renowned Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, which, prior to its closure in 1996, was the last specific infectious diseases hospital in Australia. The hospital treated conditions such as typhoid, diphtheria, cholera, smallpox, poliomyelitis, scarlet fever, and in its later years HIV/AIDS.
We honour the memory of the hospital through the AIDS Memorial Garden. This garden, established in 1988, provides a lasting place of tranquillity and reflection for the family, friends and loved ones of those affected by AIDS.
If you’re looking for somewhere to live while you complete your course, look no further than Yarra House. Formerly a residential quarters for nurses, Yarra House was renovated and transformed to provide Melbourne Polytechnic's first on-campus student accommodation.
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Make the most of our double-storey library, extended hours computer lab and student services.
Feeling peckish? Mr. Tod, a premium hospitality group, runs the cafeteria onsite, offering delicious coffee and food. You might like to check out Yarra Edge Nursery Café, a Melbourne Polytechnic favourite. It’s a warm and cosy destination in the winter months and the lovely outdoor café area is an ideal place to enjoy an iced coffee in summer.
Drop by the Gallery Space (Building B) for student exhibitions, or spend some time at one of the many concerts at our Yarra Edge Music Centre.
Our Horticulture Department sells plants at the campus nursery, so you can pick out some leafy bargains. If you have more time to spare, head down to Station Street, Fairfield, and enjoy the village atmosphere of this lively strip, which has a wide variety of cafes and shops, including an IGA supermarket.