Come and visit Fairfield Campus at one of the upcoming events:
Set amidst picturesque parklands close to the Yarra River and only a few kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, the heritage listed Fairfield campus of NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE), facilitates hands on learning in the following areas:
- Performing Arts (Music, Music Industry and Drama)
- Visual Arts (Photography and Illustration)
- Animal studies
- Writing and Publishing
Formerly, home to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (closed in 1996), NMIT took over the grounds in 2004 and moved its Horticulture program from Parkville across, making it NMIT’s second largest campus (over 2,000 students). It is now home to NMIT's Creative Arts Department that delivers Bachelor degree programs in Illustration, Music, Music Industry, and Writing and Publishing.
Yarra House, formerly the residential nurses' quarters for the hospital, has now been completely renovated and transformed to provide NMIT's first on-campus student accommodation. For more details visit www.yarrahouse.com.au or download a flyer.
There is plenty going on across campus with regular exhibitions at the Building B Gallery Space, concerts at Yarra Edge Music Centre, plant sales at the Nursery or visit the Yarra Edge Nursery Cafe, food on offer at the cafeteria and great resources at the library.
Don’t forget to say hello to the peacocks roaming the grounds!
Come and visit Fairfield Campus at one of the upcoming events.
Visit the AIDS Memorial Garden
Anyone wishing to visit the AIDS Memorial Garden can do so within campus open hours:
- Monday to Thursday – 7.00am to 10.00pm
- Friday – 7.00am to 4.00pm
- Weekends/Public holidays – by prior arrangement with 48 hours notice
To arrange weekend and public holiday access*, you’ll need to contact the Campus Manager’s Office on (03) 9269 8824.
During campus open hours, visitors are required to advise the NMIT Fairfield Gatehouse at the Main Entrance on Yarra Bend Road. You will be given a ‘Temporary Visitor’s Car Parking Permit’ to display on the dashboard and you park in the Visitor’s Car Park adjacent to The Chapel.
For further information regarding the AIDS Memorial Garden, please read NMIT’s Fairfield Campus Parkland and AIDS Memorial Garden Interim Management Plan
* NMIT does not guarantee weekend access but will endeavour to make provision based on reasonable and timely requests from visitors.
Campus Building Directory
Building A - Administration / Information & Enrolment
Building B, Level 1 - Shared General Purpose Facilities. B-Space Gallery is opposite classrooms FB106, 107 and 108.
Building B, Level 2 - Music
Building C - Cafeteria, Yarra Bend Press (Bachelor of Writing and Publishing)
Buildings D & E - Horticulture
Buildings F - Bachelor of Illustration
Buildings G - Drama and Yarra Edge Music Centre
Building J - Animal Technology
Building L, Basement - Horticulture
Building L, Level 1 - Animal Technology
Building L, Level 2 - Jewellery
Building M, Level 1 - Agriculture & Animal Technology
Building M, Level 2 - Agriculture / Horticulture
Building P, Level 1 - Photography
Building P, Level 2 - Graphic Arts
Building Q - Student Centre and Library.
Building R - Music
Building S - Bachelor of Writing and Publishing, Bachelor of Music Industry
Buildings T, U, V, W, & Y - Horticulture
Building Z - Gatehouse
Yarra House - accommodation for students