GSA operates from the newly refurbished 1888 building, near Stop 1. The new facilities available are listed below. Please visit Reception (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday) with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Please note that from 1 January 2021, the management of the 1888 Building was given to the University of Melbourne STOP 1 Department.
For any enquiries related to the 1888 Building access, facilities, and booking processes please contact STOP 1 directly:

Within Australia: 13 MELB (13 6352)


Outside Australia: +61 3 9035 5511


Phone hours
Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 5pm Thursday and Friday: 10am – 5pm

GSA reception

Monday–Friday: 9.00am–5.00pm
Closed weekends

Central doors, 1888 Building (G01)
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3010

1888 Building opening hours (as advised by UoM STOP 1)

8am till 6pm (Mon-Fri) – open to all University of Melbourne Graduate Students & Staff
9am till 5pm (Mon-Fri) – Reception staff available
6pm till 9pm (Mon-Fri) – open to all University of Melbourne Graduate Students & Staff with card swipe access
9pm till 8am (Mon-Fri) – closed
Sat-Sun – closed

Tenured Study Spaces (Coming Soon)

Tenured Study Spaces (TSSs) will be available in the 1888 Building for currently enrolled University of Melbourne graduate students. Priority is given to students who are in the final stages or other important stages of their course, such as the last 6–12 months for PhD students or the last 3–6 months for master’s and graduate diploma students.  More information will be available soon.

1888 Building Graduate study spaces

The 1888 Building contains the following study spaces and is accessible to University of Melbourne Graduate Students from Mon – Fri between 8AM and 9PM.

Central Wing (Ground Floor), Graduate Lounge (East Wing Ground Floor), East Wing Ground Floor – (G52, G53, G54, G55, G57), East Wing First Floor – (154, 159, 160) and The Loft.

The loft is accessible by stairs and via Lift (located near the GSA reception). It is ideal for quiet study.

1888 Building kitchens and lounge

The 1888 Building is accessible to University of Melbourne Graduate Students from Mon – Fri between 8AM and 9PM, and has a number of useful facilities beyond study spaces.


The 1888 Building has three kitchens with microwaves, fridges, boiling water and filtered water. Use them to keep your drinks cold, make yourself some coffee or tea, or warm up your home-made meal.


  • First floor, east wing kitchen (161)
  • The Loft
  • Ground Floor East wing – G56


There are two more relaxed spaces available in the 1888 Building: the east wing graduate lounge and the central study lounge.

The Central study lounge is located within the Graduate Study space on the central wing ground floor.

The graduate lounge is on the ground floor of the building’s east wing. It’s officially a “feel free to chat” zone.

Family Study Spaces

The 1888 Building is a family-friendly environment.

We have:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Two family-friendly study spaces, where you can study while your children play, which are available from 9am–5pm Monday-Friday

GSA’s Family Room is a dedicated space for students with children, who may need a quiet and safe place to study. The room is equipped with toys for children to play with, and plenty of desk space. If you want to use the Family Room, come to the GSA reception during office hours to be let into the room.

If you need further information, please contact us or enquire at reception!

Lockers and Meeting Rooms

Lockers and Meeting rooms in the 1888 building will be centrally managed by the university moving forward. More details are to come when these become operational.

Meeting rooms

The 1888 Building has meeting rooms for small and large groups, including function spaces up to 100 people.

The following are the meeting rooms available for students:

Room 101 (Max. 4 people), Room 141 (Max. 10 people) and Room 163 (Max. 4 people)

Updates about room bookings in the 1888 building will be available soon. We thank you for your patience.