The 1888 building is the home of GSA and graduate student life. This beautiful heritage building can be a bit of a maze, but luckily, we have you covered with maps and lists of facilities.

Opening Hours

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

The GSA reception desk is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

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

You can contact GSA by calling (03) 8344 8657 or 1800-GSA-HELP (free call) or by emailing us at:

1888 Building Map

To download a PDF of the 1888 Building map please click here or view the images below. 

Building tour

Additional information

Lockers are free and readily available for students to use in the 1888 Building. For information on how to access and use lockers, please note signage displayed at locker locations and/or contact campus security for help or additional information. Lockers are available only for daily use and the time expires each day at midnight, so please remember to take your belongings each day before you leave the building.

For help with the lockers call campus security on 834 46666 or 1800 246 066


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.

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

How to book:

If you would like to use one of the GSA Family Rooms you can book them via Direct Booking System (DiBS).

Alternatively you can book by emailing the GSA reception desk.

You must come collect the keys for these rooms at the GSA reception desk and return them after use. Please note, graduate students accessing these spaces must have dependents with them.

If you need further information, please contact us or enquire at the GSA reception desk.

Please note:  The family rooms are only available for Students with their children or dependents present. 

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
  • The Loft
  • Ground Floor, East wing

Please see the map above for exact locations.

The 1888 Building has several bookable small group study spaces, as well as shared study spaces and a graduate lounge

Bookable small group study space are located on the ground floor of the 1888 Building in the East Wing, they are rooms: G52, G53, and G57

Additionally there are two more bookable small group study rooms in the loft. The loft is accessible by stairs and via Lift (located near the GSA reception). It is ideal for quiet study. The bookable rooms are 201 and 208.

Small group study spaces can be booked using Direct Booking System (DiBS).

The 1888 Building has several meeting rooms available for small and large groups, for study groups or occasional private study. The meeting rooms are located on level one and are rooms 101, 102, 141 and 163. The iconic Gryphon Gallery can accommodate up to 100 people and is used for large-scale events.

Alternatively, you can book them on the spot using the iPads out the front of the rooms.

Venue Management has advised that the Gryphon Gallery is not available for hire until further notice.

There are multiple shared study spaces across all floors of the 1888 building, Please check the map for locations.

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

If you cycle in to uni, or you’re exercising on campus, you can clean up in our unisex shower. It’s on the first floor of the building in room 129. From the central staircase turn right, walk past the vending machine and continue walking along the corridor. You’ll find it tucked away at the very end on the right-hand side. BYO soap, towel, etc.

Tenured study spaces (TSSs) are available in the 1888 Building for eligible graduate researchers. To be eligible you must be enrolled in a PhD, Doctorate, MPhil or Master by research course. Priority is given to graduate researchers who are in the final stages or nearing important milestones of their course.

For more info and to apply for one of these spaces, visit: Graduate Research (Student Administration) team.

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 cleaning or maintenance issues, please use the Snap, Send, Solve phone app.

For IT support call 834 40888 and select option 3.

For campus security call 834 46666 or 1800 246 066 (free call). In any life-threatening situation, always call Victorian emergency services first via 000.

You can contact GSA by calling (03) 8344 8657 or 1800-GSA-HELP (free call) or by emailing us at:

For a detailed history of the 1888 building, click here