Visit Burnley Gardens

Our Burnley campus is situated within the beautiful heritage-listed Burnley Gardens, which are open to the public.

About Burnley Gardens

The nine-hectare gardens are home to nearly 1000 different species of plants, including some of the oldest trees in Melbourne. Located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, the gardens have evolved since the 1860s as a location for research and teaching.

  • Open to the public 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Toilets are available in the Student Amenity Building during business hours.
  • Parking is available on Yarra Boulevard or FR Smith Drive.
  • Paths are wheelchair-accessible.

Events at Burnley

The Burnley Gardens can be booked for weddings, parties and other events. To discuss, email burnley-reception@unimelb.edu.au or call +61 3 9035 6800.

Self-guided walk

Planning a visit? Our staff have created an app to help guide you through the horticultural history of the Gardens. Over 22 self-guided stops, you’ll discover the gardens' history, design principles and current uses, and learn about the rare plants, specific garden beds, historical events, iconic trees and modern elements of green infrastructure featured.

Download the app for iOS and Android.

Friends of Burnley Gardens

The Friends of Burnley Gardens are a not-for profit group who support and foster public awareness of the gardens. They run guided tours, plant sales and regular talks, workshops and excursions. New members are welcome.

More about Friends of Burnley Gardens

Burnley Campus: getting here

500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9035 6800

Getting to Burnley:

Burnley is approximately 5 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

  • By road, the campus can be entered from Yarra Boulevard, or if coming from the North, from Swan Street.
  • By tram, take the number 70 from Flinders Street to stop number 18.
  • By train, the nearest stations are Burnley (and then tram along Swan Street) or Heyington on the Glen Waverley line.