The Parkville campus is home to our Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students. Spread over 9 buildings, the main conservatorium building houses one of Melbourne’s finest performance venues, Melba Hall, a 350-seat concert hall.

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Parkville campus

The Conservatorium building contains Melba Hall, Heinze Room and Tallis Wing, small lecture rooms and three Electronic music studios.

The Music Annexe (Basement), located next door in the basement of the Zoology building, contains the Undergraduate Computer lab, two seminar rooms, Loughlin Room and B81, and seven practice rooms.

214 Berkeley Street (off Grattan Street) houses a block of practice rooms, which allows 24 hour access to MCM students.

210 Berkeley Street (off Grattan Street) where many ensembles rehearse and other Faculty teaching takes place.

151 Barry St is the Conservatorium’s Music Therapy Unit and contains a seminar room and numerous research stations.

21 Royal Parade occupies a two-storey terrace building and contains a seminar room and 6 research staff offices.

23 Royal Parade is the Conservatorium’s Graduate Centre.

25 Royal Parade houses the newly refurbished Woodwind and Brass Studio.

27 Royal Parade houses the Early Music Studio.

Southbank campus

The Victorian College of the Arts Music Building at the Faculty’s Southbank campus at 234 St Kilda Road has a range of medium and large ensemble spaces and a number of practice rooms that are open to all Conservatorium students.

Practice Facilities

Seven practice rooms in the Music Basement Annexe, seventeen rooms at 214 Berkeley Street are available for BMus piano students, vocalists and instrumentalists with accompanists and 35 practice rooms are available at the VCA Music Building.  Berkeley St rooms are accessible via passcard, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Special arrangements are made for practice by International students who have no alternative access to a piano: such students should contact the Conservatorium Office at Parkville for details.

Pianos for Home Practice

The Melbourne Conservatorium has arranged a special service with a piano supplier, through which students who have moved here to study and have no piano to practice on at home can get a good quality Yamaha (or similar) upright piano located in their home for the whole academic year, March to November, at a heavily discounted rate.

The service is available at approximately $85 per month including GST, plus the removal and tuning cost (which for a ground-floor suburban delivery comes to approximately $290).


Visit the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library or the Lenton Parr Library.

Campus tours

To organise a Parkville campus tour visit the Contact us page.

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