The University of Melbourne is one of the city’s most popular sites for filming and photography.

Our campuses are home to a unique range of indoor and outdoor locations. Many of these have been featured in local and international feature films, TV series, commercials, and documentaries.

Whilst we recognise the important role that film and photography plays in the community and are dedicated to making our facilities available for filming and photography - we are a small team and only have capacity to take on very few projects that:

  • Significantly align with our brand
  • Fall outside of normal teaching periods
  • Do not disturb the day to day activities of the University

Types of projects we support

  • Film and TV

    Whether your project is an international feature film or locally based TV series, as long as your project is aligned with the University brand, we are happy to chat. A signed Location Agreement is required to access the campus and location fees may apply.

    Visit our How To page for more information.

  • Students

    We support up and coming film makers and photographers. If your project is a component of your coursework, please contact us directly. VCA students must provide approval in writing from their VCA Screen Production Coordinator. University of Melbourne students and students from other institutions must also provide approval from their academic supervisor prior to organising any film shoot. More information for students can be found here.

  • Media

    All media requests to film or photograph at the University should contact the Media Office.

    These requests include:

    • Academic interviews for news items – print/TV/radio/online
    • Research focused TV series/episodes/specials
    • Documentaries
    • Media that involves factual, evidence-based University expertise and commentary
    • Activities that involve promotion of academic, alumni, students and/or staff
    • Arranging access to the University’s television and audio studios
  • Personal use

    Non-commercial filming and photography for personal use is permitted on campus provided your visit causes no disruption to staff and students.

    If your project is, or has the potential to be, income generating, your work is not considered personal. Visit our How To page for more information.

  • Advertising/commercial

    We only accept shoots for commercial advertising projects under exceptional circumstances and only if your project aligns with University strategic objectives and brand values.

  • Weddings

    The picturesque grounds of the University of Melbourne are an ideal and popular location for wedding photography. Interested parties should apply for a permit or call Venue Management on 8344 4490. Fees will be charged.

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Our locations

The University has seven campus locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria. Each campus has a variety of unique architectural and landscape features and facilities. Our main campus at Parkville, established in 1860, features some of the most popular modern and historical locations for filming and photography.

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