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Our recently-renovated Preston campus features state-of-the art training facilities for a wide range of industries. Just 9km from the CBD and close to public transport, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston campus prepares students for industry and puts them on the path to their dream career. 

A wide range of campus facilities

The scale and diversity of the facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston campus is hard to beat. We have excellent facilities for tourism and hospitality, visual arts, information technology, electrotechnology, design and drafting, Koorie services, health and community studies, office administration, work education, language studies and commerce. The campus is also home to our Administrative and Management Head Office.

Access support when you need it

Preston is Melbourne Polytechnic’s counselling hub. The service is free and by appointment. If you’re feeling concerned about your homework, feeling stressed, or even worried about an issue at home, come in and make an appointment to chat to someone. If you’re an international student, make the most of our friendly International Office on our Preston campus, which is here to help and support you during your time at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Study

Bring your laptop and notes to the double-storey Preston campus library and catch up on your reading. If you prefer to work outside, there’s plenty of room on our spacious campus oval to lay out a picnic rug and study in the sun.

Relax

At lunchtime you can swing by Mr Tod, our campus café, for a mouth-watering range of fresh lunch options. Eat in the lovely tree-lined courtyard, or indoors in the lively breakout room. If you’d prefer to bring your lunch from home, use the cafeteria microwaves to heat it up and grab a table and sit with friends. You can also work-out on campus at our onsite gym, Preston Fitness Centre.

Explore

Explore and Shop Our A Space Gallery, located on Level 1, Building A, showcases exciting student exhibitions from our creative students. Be sure to thoroughly explore Preston, one of the cultural hubs of Melbourne’s North. Take a five-minute walk to Preston Market, a traditional produce market turned foodie paradise, lined with hip cafes and delightful delis. Supermarkets are in close reach, and you can’t go past High Street for more cafes, bakeries and a wide range of diverse and interesting speciality stores. ​

Need directions?

Bus

  • 513 Glenroy - Eltham
  • 527 Gowrie - Northland
  • 552 North East Reservoir - Northcote Plaza
  • 553 Preston - West Preston (via Reservoir)
  • 903 Smart Bus Mordialloc - Altona

Tram

  • 11 Vic Harbour Docklands - West Preston
  • 86 Waterfront City Docklands - RMIT Bundoora

Train

  • Bell Station (zone 1) Mernda line
  • Preston Station (zones 1 and 2) Mernda line

Link here to Public Transport Victoria and find the quickest way to get to your Melbourne Polytechnic campus