Fishermans Bend

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Fisherman's Bend

Discover our bold new engineering and design campus at Fishermans Bend – opening 2026

The University of Melbourne is building a new campus at Fishermans Bend. Purpose-built facilities will enable large-scale experimentation, prototyping and pilot testing.

The new campus, just five kilometres from the CBD, will open in 2026. It will be located in Australia's leading innovation precinct for engineering and design.

Industry partners will be able to co-locate on campus and access the University's latest technology, resources and knowledge. This will promote collaboration between researchers and industry. Together we can do more. We will push the boundaries in engineering and design innovation. We will fast-track research innovations to market to solve global challenges.

The campus will include facilities for teaching, learning, research and partnerships for:

Bringing research to life at an industrial scale

Watch how Fishermans Bend will support innovation at an industrial scale in aerodynamics, sustainable infrastructure, hydrodynamics, autonomous systems and more.

Research at Fishermans Bend: Bringing research to life at an industrial scale

Research areas

Research areas will include the following:

Sustainable cities:

  • Architecture
  • Autonomous systems
  • Better and safer buildings
  • Cultural and sustainable landscapes
  • Future cities
  • Healthy communities and infrastructure
  • Indigenous place
  • Urban planning and design

Future resources:

  • Energy
  • Sustainable mining
  • Water and environment

Future technologies:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Design
  • Defence
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Practice and construction innovation
  • Transport


To register your interest, contact us.

Discover more information about our Fishermans Bend campus.

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