The newly refurbished 1888 Building at the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus is managed by the University’s Stop 1 team.

All booking enquiries should be done via Resource Booker 

For all other enquiries related to building access and room hire issues, please email the serviceops email address:  stop1-serviceops@unimelb.edu.au

Stop 1 contact details & opening hours

Monday to Wednesday: 9.15am – 4.30pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am – 4.30pm

Within Australia: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Outside Australia: +61 3 9035 551

To report facility or maintenance issues, please use the Snap, Send, Solve application.

1888 Building opening hours

The 1888 Building is accessible to graduate students from 8am – 11pm, Monday to Sunday.

Please note graduate students are advised to carry their student cards with them at all times when accessing the 1888 Building.

Tenured study spaces

Tenured study spaces (TSSs) are available in the 1888 Building for eligible graduate research students. Priority is given to students who are in the final stages or nearing important milestones of their course, such as the last 6–12 months for PhD students.

To be allocated a TSS, please apply directly to the Graduate Research (Student Administration) team.

Graduate study spaces

The 1888 Building contains a number of study spaces, available to graduate students.

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.


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

Please note family rooms are currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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 Rooms are 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 would like to use one of the GSA Family Rooms, speak to the GSA reception during office hours.

Please note, graduate students accessing these spaces must have dependents with them.

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


Lockers in the 1888 building are managed by Stop 1. For information on how to access and use lockers, please note signage displayed at locker locations and/or contact Stop 1.

Meeting rooms

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

Rooms can be booked here using your student details.