Food & catering


All Victoria University (VU) campuses offer a range of food options for students, staff and the wider community.

We strive to cater for most dietary requirements, however offerings may vary from campus to campus.

City Flinders

City Flinders campus is surrounded by an abundance of restaurants and cafes featuring the best that Melbourne has to offer.

Catering for functions and events is also available through the City Convention Centre on level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Footscray Nicholson


The Daily Kitchen is THE place to meet friends, family and colleagues, while enjoying healthy, tasty and creative food and drinks.

At The Daily Kitchen we save our customers time and keep their hunger at bay by creating meals, desserts, snacks, treats and drinks that you can choose to eat on the go or sit and enjoy.

We don't order in our sandwiches, wraps, baguettes or salads – we make them daily by hand, in our own kitchen, to provide you with maximum freshness and quality.

We also provide corporate catering for your meetings. Call or email us for a quote.

For larger events, contact Artistic Catering – renowned for its functions and events – catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 20 to 500 people.

Location: Building T, Level 1
Phone: +61 3 9919 9444
Email: artistic.catering@vu.edu.au

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus offers a variety of delicious food and drink options for you to choose from.

Find out more about the many food options at Footscray Park campus.

St Albans

The Aroma Café story starts with a simple passion for good coffee and good food.

The first Aroma Café was opened on Hay Street in Perth in 1996, born from a love of our Sicilian heritage and a desire to share our commitment to quality with the rest of Perth and now Australia.

Each of our stores were opened with these simple desires in mind. To this day we still prepare all our salads, sandwiches and meals fresh in each Aroma Café kitchen. We use locally sourced produce where available and have a strong passion for good healthy food.

View the Aroma Café website, Aroma Café menu and Aroma Café order form.

Location: Building 4, Level 1 at St Albans Campus
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 7:30am til 5:30pm, Friday - 7:30am til 4pm
Please note: During term break we usually close at 4pm Monday to Thursday and 3pm Fridays.
Phone: +61 3 9919 2591
Email: stalbans@aromacafe.com.au

Sunshine

The Artistic Café is the ideal place to meet friends and colleagues, enjoy your break with our scrumptious menu or grab a snack on the go.

Our food is always fresh, flavoursome and creative! We make all our sandwiches, salads and hot meals daily on campus, so you can enjoy maximum freshness and quality.

We also provide corporate catering for your meetings. Simply call or email us for a quote.

For larger events, contact Artistic Catering – renowned for its functions and events – catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 20 to 500 people.

Location: Building E, Level 1
Phone: +61 3 9919 9444
Email: artistic.catering@vu.edu.au

Catering for functions and events is also available through the Sunshine Convention Centre at Gate 1, 460 Ballarat Rd Sunshine.

Werribee

Werribee Campus offers freshly made food and drink options for you to choose from.

Find out more about the food options at Werribee campus.

External caterers

While Victoria University does not have exclusive catering contracts, these are our preferred caterers. The companies listed above can cater on any Victoria University campus and comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

If you decide to hire an external caterer, it is your duty of care to to ensure they provide comply with the relevant laws.

As a guide, you should ask the following questions:

  • Does the caterer have public liability insurance?
  • Does the caterer have a registered business name with an Australian Business Number (ABN)?
  • Does the caterer have a current Food Act Registration?
  • Does the caterer use an approved food transport vehicle?
  • Does the caterer have an approved food safety plan?
  • If liquor is to be served, does the caterer or premises have an appropriate liquor licence?
  • Is the caterer willing and have the ability to safely cater for people with food allergies?

The local government council in the area where the caterer is based can be contacted to verify most of this information.

Vending machines

There are a number of vending machines on each campus. Choose from chips, chocolate, juice, water, soft drink, coffee, noodles and a variety of Asian snacks/drinks.

Issues and feedback

If you lose money in a vending machine, please contact the company listed on the machine. Make sure you quote the vending machine number when you call. If you need further assistance, please email Venues and Catering at catering@vu.edu.au.