Melbourne Burwood

Open Day

27 Aug 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to Melbourne Burwood

Our Melbourne Burwood Campus couldn't be in a better location. It's just 30 minutes from the mountains of the Dandenong Ranges, the beaches of St Kilda and Melbourne's bustling central district. It is our busiest campus, with around 26,000 students and 1500 staff.


Graduate Employment Hub

Find out why Deakin is ranked top three* in Australia for graduate employability. Come along to the Graduate Employment Hub to meet our graduates, current students, staff and employers. Enjoy coffee and doughnuts while chatting about Deakin’s learning experience, career opportunities and learn more about the graduate employment services available to Deakin students. Also attend the Graduate Employment in the 21st century information session, to hear how a student just starting their degree should prepare for graduate employment and a career.

Graduate Employment Hub, opposite Building P

Sessions running from 10.30–11.00 am and 12.30–1.00 pm 

The fun stuff

More than 15000 people attended Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus Open Day, gathering information on courses and getting involved in some really fun activities. Here’s just a taste of what was on offer.

Wayfinding App

Deakin Campus Compass

Need help getting around Melbourne Burwood Campus at Open Day? Our handy new wayfinding app is designed to help you locate rooms and services at Deakin and get you there quicker than you can say "Deakin Campus Compass".

Getting to Burwood Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. By car it’ll take you 30 minutes from the CBD but you can also jump on the No.75 tram – which departs regularly from the corner of La Trobe and Spencer Streets – for a 45-minute trip to the campus.

It’s also serviced by frequent buses, has several bike tracks nearby and is close to Box Hill and Burwood train stations. Need some help with directions? Campus Compass can get you there.


Spend a night in our state-of-the-art student accommodation - Waratah Place at a great discounted rate of just $50 per person. You’ll get to experience campus life in Melbourne, and won’t miss any of the Burwood Open Day action.


  • Discounted rate available on Saturday 26 August 2017
  • Rate of $50 per person, per night available to groups of up to 6 guests per booking

Places are limited and subject to availability.

To find out more and book phone (03) 92517671 or email


  1. Why do I need to go to Open Day?

    Well, choosing a university can sometimes be tricky but Deakin Open Day gives you a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student. Plus, there’s heaps of fun stuff, free entertainment and great food between the information sessions.

  2. How do I get the most out of Open Day?

    Talk to us! Our staff and students are able to advise you on courses, how to apply, what extra entry requirements you might need. We'll also give you lowdown on university life while you roam around and get a feel for the campus.

  3. How do I find the right people to speak to?

    Don't worry, they're easy to find. The General Information Stand, and the Career and Course Information Centre, are your first stops. That’s where you’ll find all the information you need on courses, including postgraduate studies. If you need an Auslan interpreter this is also the place to ask.

  4. What questions should I ask?

    Think about what you’re interested in and if you want to study full time, part time, on campus or online. Then ask us how that translates into a course, what the entry requirements are or how it can lead to a career. If you need some help thinking about your options, then you can kickstart your course and career exploration with our new Explore App.

  5. How do I get to a Deakin campus?

    Check out the full range of transport options for getting to each Deakin campus.

  6. When are Deakin's Open Days?
  7. How do I find my way around the campus?

    Our new wayfinding app – which you can download now – will help you navigate through our campuses. And if you still get lost, don't worry! One of our friendly student ambassadors will point you in the right direction.

  8. How do I know what to go and see?

    Take a look at our extensive Open Day Planner and save the sessions that interest you to your personal Open Day Plan. This means you’ll have a plan for your day and won’t miss anything important. And if you need more help, we'll have all the answers at the Course and Career Information Centre.

  9. I'm thinking about changing my preferences and want to see what Deakin courses I can get into - what should I do?

    We have a helpful ATAR calculator that can show you which courses your ATAR can get you in to. For more information on changing preferences go to Find a course by ATAR.

  10. Who won the RSVP and Win competition?

    Congratulations to the winners of our RSVP and Win competition!

    Bailey T, Broadford
    James M, East Kew
    Jessica M, Glen Iris
    Kelcy F, Pearcedale
    Brittany D, Kialla East
    Hannah W, Shepparton
    Ashleigh B, Delacombe
    Sonia Z, Heathmont