- The University of Melbourne was established by Hugh Childers,
- the Auditor-General and Finance Minister, in his first Budget Speech on 4 November 1852,
- who set aside a sum of £10,000 for the establishment of a university.
- The original buildings were officially opened by the Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Victoria,
- Sir Charles Hotham, on 3 October 1855. The first chancellor,
- Redmond Barry(later Sir Redmond), held the position until his death in 1880.
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
- The Parkville Campus is the primary campus of the university. Originally established in a large area north of Grattan Street in Parkville,
- Melbourne University currently has 10 residential colleges in total, seven of which are located in an arc around the cricket oval at the northern edge of the campus, known as College Crescent.
- The other three are located outside of university grounds.
|Janet Clarke Hall
|St Mary’s College
|Whitley College, 1965–2017|
|Ridley College, 1966–2007|
|University College, 1937–present|
|International House, 1957–present|
|Graduate House, 1962–present|
|St Hilda’s College, 1964–present|