Footscray University Town

A street in Footscray

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

This partnership allows us to harness the knowledge and resources of the University and community which results in Footscray being a smart, creative and vibrant multicultural community with access to opportunity and prosperity.

By working together we 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 collaborates with Kindred Studios, it provides 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 is an initiative 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 University 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




Wednesday 8 Nov

Bursting the Bubble:  Escaping Your Own Newsfeed

 VU at MetroWest