With over 100 years of history as an educational institution, Victoria University has a focus on academia, research and vocational education and training. It is ranked in the world’s top 2%* of universities, and proudly hosts over 40,000 students and an emphasis on diversity and equality.
The scene of Australia’s most famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup, Flemington is activated all year-round. More than just a racecourse, it’s a place of excitement, possibility and socialising - where friends and bets are made, and no opportunities lost. The annual spring racing carnival is the pinnacle of the calendar, supported by various food events and the tradition of the circus coming to town.
Buzzing with activity from Tuesday to Saturday is this indoor market located opposite the train station, with easy access to trams and buses and 800 car park spaces available as well. You’ll find everything from fruit and veg, meats, poultry and seafood to lotus flowers, pigs’ ears, cassava route and other exotic ingredients and flavours.
FUTURE WESTERN HOSPITAL
A new world-class hospital is on the way for Melbourne’s west. The $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital will be just down the road from us and will be a catalyst for regeneration in Melbourne’s inner west supporting the development of a broader health, research, education and community precinct. The new Footscray Hospital is expected to create up to 2,000 jobs during construction and operating phases.
PARKS & RECREATION
Footscray is surrounded by parks, nature and opportunities to be out and about in the fresh air. Take in the spectacular sights and experiences that the beautiful surrounds offer.
If there’s one thing that Melbourne does not compromise on, it’s coffee. Here café culture is taken to the next level, with a passion for quality beans and boutique local roasters marking an ongoing love affair with the humble drink. Within Footscray, home to generations of Europe’s finest, the coffee - and the culture - is second to none.
TRANSPORT AT YOUR DOORSTEP
Access to Melbourne and beyond is a breeze from
Live City. Located just 6 kilometres from the city, transport options within easy walking distance will take you wherever you
need to go.
The multicultural community of Footscray boasts a global flavour profile and here you can indulge your international palate when the mood takes you. Colourful, diverse and full of interest - eateries offering an array of specialties from across Asia and Europe will tantalise your tastebuds. Little Saigon market - one of Melbourne’s most-loved Vietnamese experiences to much anticipation.
HIGHPOINT SHOPPING CENTRE
A world-class shopping destination is on your doorstep. Highpoint houses over 500 stores including Australian and international designer fashion, homewares and lifestyle brands, as well as key department stores. Shop, dine and be entertained within the one complex — from the movie theatre to bowling alley, and children’s recreational facility, fun for families and for all ages is waiting.
TRAMS ON THE DOORSTEP
Tram route 82 is one of the last surviving routes from the historic Footscray tram network and takes you from the corner of Leeds and Irving Streets (near Footscray Market and the railway station) to Moonee Ponds Junction via the Western Hospital and Highpoint Shopping Centre.
THE NEW MEETING PLACE FOR FOOTSCRAY
The great cities and villages of the world are built around a central plaza - a place for people to come together and engage with their community. Enjoy a shared space where you can be as passive or active, and as planned or unplanned, as you like - whether reading a book, savouring a coffee, people watching or catching up with friends. Rejuvenate as needed.
Footscray Park is the largest of Victoria University’s campuses. Adjacent to parklands and overlooking Flemington Racecourse, students enjoy a village atmosphere created by restaurants and cafes amidst world-class sports science facilities, state-of-the-art lecture theatres and learning commons, and an aquatic & fitness centre.
FRESH FOOD CONVENIENCE
Pick out seasonal fruit and vegetables, drop in to the local butcher and peruse the delicatessen - it’s all on display and within easy reach, so that the shopping experience itself becomes a feast for the senses.