Creswick campus

The University of Melbourne acknowledges that Creswick campus is located on Dja Dja Wurrung land.

Our scientists include plant geneticists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, soil scientists, fire scientists, ecologists, mathematicians, and engineers. These experts are collaborating to investigate a number of complex challenges including post-fire hydraulic and erosion processes in Australia, and the effects of fire on carbon content in forest soil, litter and understory. One of our academics is sequencing the Eucalyptus tree genome, for the development of plantation trees with a number of properties sought by commercial enterprise.

Research at Creswick has a long history of support from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. This support has helped equip Creswick with analytical, teaching, microscopy and Forest Industry Laboratories. The campus has an extensive range of tree species, is near to a 610 hectare demonstration forest and is adjacent to Victorian Timber Industries Training Centre and Creswick Landcare Centre, which allows students access to a sawmill and nursery.

Waste Wise Certification

The Waste Wise program is a practical, step-by-step program inspiring organisations to minimise waste and maximise the efficient use of valuable resources in their day-to-day activities. This initiative was developed by Sustainability Victoria and offers certification to organisations that make a commitment to reducing their waste and they can be certified at either Bronze, Silver or Gold levels.

Joining the Waste Wise program in 2007, The Creswick campus action plan drew together ideas on reducing waste, energy and water consumption. Achievements included a 70% reduction in water use, a 46% reduction in paper consumption, a 33% reduction in the number of kilometers driven, and a 14% reduction in gas use. Having received a bronze level certificate, we are now formulating additional plans to tackle further aspects of our consumption and carbon emissions. Our new plan will be part of the Resource Smart program, which has a greater emphasis on water, transport, and energy as well as waste.


The Creswick campus offers inexpensive accommodation for students and visitors to the University. Accommodation may also be booked by external groups. Up to 75 people may be accommodated on the campus at one time in three accommodation units, A.V. Galbraith House, Semmens Hall, and The Lodge.

Self-catering kitchens are available for use by all visitors staying on campus. Depending on demand, catered meals may also be available. Students staying on campus have access to student recreation facilities including lounge, kitchen and pool room, and a gym, and 24 hour access computer facilities.

Surrounding recreational activities include bush walking, mountain biking and kayaking (St George's Lake). Creswick hosts a number of sports teams and Ballarat provides a full range of sporting and other recreational opportunities. Temporary and longer term rental accommodation is also available in the township of Creswick, and the city of Ballarat.

Information packs

Live webinars

All seminars hosted at Creswick are available to view live online.

How to view a webinar:

  1. Click the "Stream live webinar" button 5-10 minutes prior to the commencement of the seminar
  2. Select Enter As A Guest
  3. Type the name to be used as your identifier in the meeting and click Enter Room
  4. Before joining an Adobe Connect presentation test your conection here
  5. For more information visit:
  6. Email Creswick Reception to join our distribution list

Stream live webinar

Webinars are available for LIVE streaming only.

Locate us

Around 120km west of Melbourne, Creswick campus is a few hundred meters from the township of Creswick and just 15 minutes from Ballarat, Victoria's largest inland city.

By Road from Melbourne is around 1.5 hours. Take the Western Freeway and follow the exit marked Creswick. The Campus is signposted from the town’s main street.

By Rail with V/Line between Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) and Ballarat. Download the V/Line timetable with connecting line/bus to Maryborough via Creswick. There is also a connecting Daily Bus Service or taxi services available from the Ballarat Station.


Director of Creswick Campus
University of Melbourne - Creswick Campus
Water Street
Creswick VIC 3363

Phone: +61 3 5321 4300


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