Footscray University Town

A street in Footscray

Footscray University Town (FUT) is a joint initiative between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University.  

Through harnessing University and community knowledge and resources, Footscray is a smart, creative and vibrant multicultural community with access to opportunity and prosperity.

By working together we'll align University, business and community interests and activities. The FUT partners aim to open up new opportunities for employment, enterprise and investment throughout Melbourne’s west.

Over 20,000 Students Study in Footscray

Victoria University has two campuses in Footscray and collaborations with Kindred Studios, teaching and research activities at Victoria University Whitten Oval (home of the AFL’s Western Bulldogs and the VFL’s Footscray Bulldogs), and the Western Hospital.

It is more than an urban renewal project, and more than a tertiary education project. It will be the linking theme that generates confidence, investment, business growth and employment, to ensure that the West of Melbourne plays its part in Victoria’s ongoing prosperity.

Footscray University Town is working to revitalise Footscray and deliver long lasting benefits to residents, businesses, workers and VU students and staff.

Game Changers Conversation Series

The Game Changers Conversation Series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia's evolving story for public discussion and debate at VU, MetroWest.

These conversations are held in Footscray, they are free and open to the whole community.


Upcoming Events

Date Event Location 
Wednesday 3 May 

Shaping Champions: The Impact of Sport Technology

Victoria University Footscray Park- Biomechanics Lab, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living

Thursday 8 June  

Lost in translation: the rise of English in popular music

Kindred Studios