For most of 2020, GSA will be in the Doug McDonell Building, just a short walk away from the 1888 Building.

This relocation is due to significant refurbishment of the 1888 Building over 8–12 months.

Read more about our temporary move

1888 Building kitchens, lounges and shower

The 1888 Building is accessibly 24/7 to University of Melbourne Graduate Students, and has a number of useful facilities beyond just study space.


The 1888 Building has four 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.


  • Ground floor, west wing (Room G15)
  • First floor, east wing kitchen (Room 152)
  • First floor, central kitchen (Room 105)
  • The Loft


There are two more relaxed spaces available in the 1888 Building: the loft and the graduate lounge.

The loft is accessible by stairs only, and is hidden away in the top towers of the building. It’s great for quiet study, but has a more chilled-out vibe than our study rooms. The graduate lounge is on the ground floor of the building and has full disabled access. It’s officially “feel free to chat” zone.


If you cycle in to uni, or you’re exercising on campus, you can clean up in our shower. It’s on the first floor of the building in room 129. BYO soap, towel, etc.