We are actively engaged in partnerships with industry, government, alumni and the community to share knowledge and develop solutions to real-world problems. Engage with us to explore working together in research, commercialisation and executive education.
The NorVicFoods venture (NVFv) is designed to strengthen the agri-food innovation system in the Hume region of Victoria. It listens and engages deeply with businesses in the region and draws on University of Melbourne expertise to solve issues faced by agri-food businesses in the value chain to build skills, create jobs and increase economic prosperity.
Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub
The Victorian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is one of eight national hubs funded by the Australian Government to enhance drought preparedness and resilience through economic, environmental, and community initiatives. The Hub's focus was expanded beyond drought resilience to include broader agricultural innovation.
Funded by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Foodprint Melbourne is a research project that investigates ways of strengthening the resilience of Melbourne’s food system to increase equitable access to fresh, healthy foods and promote sustainable production and consumption for current and future generations.
Other ways to engage with us
Visit Burnley Gardens
Our Burnley campus is situated within the beautiful heritage-listed Burnley Gardens, which are open to the public.
Growing Green Guide
Our academics helped develop the Growing Green Guide to offer technical support for the design and construction of green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne.
Creswick Campus Historical Collection
The Creswick Campus Historical Collection recounts the personal and professional histories of those who have studied, worked and lived at the forestry school.
Burnley Campus Archive Collection
Initially assembled in 1991, the Burnley Archive Collection is full of materials relating to the Burnley Horticultural College and its subsequent ownership by the University of Melbourne.
Avenue of Achievable Gardens Competition
Hosted each year at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Avenue of Achievable Gardens offers students and educational institutions the opportunity to showcase their horticultural design skills.
Support our work and students with the Dookie Fund
Melbourne students who undertake a residential semester at Dookie gain the insights and practical foundations to fully harness their undergraduate study in agricultural science. Getting to Dookie, however, comes at a price – one that many students are unable to pay. Donating to the Dookie Fund will enable more students to benefit from having a Dookie experience and produce graduates that have a deep understanding of sustainability and land management issues affecting Australian farming.