Students with Mobility Difficulties

Practical tips for students with mobility difficulties

  • Using a scooter, wheelchair or walking aid will not be a problem on the Parkville campus. All major theaters and classrooms are wheelchair accessible. However, since the University retains some old buildings, some buildings may not have a lift to the second floor.
  • Most of the theatres don’t have a special seat for wheelchair users or a seat with a large space. However, all theatres have on area near the entrance which has more space that is big enough for a wheelchair.
  • Most buildings have a wheelchair accessible toilet. But some don’t. You can check the accessible buildings on the University campus maps website as well as the parking place. Most accessible buildings will also have an accessible toilet and lift.
  • The accessible entrance to building is usually near the stairs. However, in some cases it is in a different place from the main entrance. Before going to classes, it is a good idea to take a tour and find out the accessible route on campus.
  • All libraries are accessible with lifts and an accessible toilet. If you are a wheelchair user, borrowing books and using computers will not be a problem.
  • Many low floor trams go to University of Melbourne. The stop is right in front of the Sidney Myer Asia Centre on Swanston street.
  • Union House, the place where you can buy food, drinks, study supplies, do banking etc., is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
  • The disability liaison is located near Union House. If you face any difficulties at the University, you can go there and ask the staff for help.
Street scene with tram
Many low floor trams go to University of Melbourne. The stop is right in front of the Sidney Myer Asia Centre on Swanston street.

About this Guide

This Guide has been written by University of Melbourne students.

It is intended to provide academics with a student perspective on how their condition affects their studies at the University.

Contact Us

For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:

Andrew Normand
Web Accessibility Lead
Email: anormand@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867