Victoria University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education, providing Parenting Rooms (which are Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accredited), to assist students and staff to balance the demands of study and/or work with their role as a parent or carer.
Parenting rooms are available at specific campus locations. The purpose of the rooms is to provided students and staff with appropriate facilities to feed and/or change their babies and/or young children, and a private space to express milk and breastfeed babies.
Facilities in the parenting rooms
Facilities in our parenting rooms include:
- baby change tables
- comfortable chairs for breastfeeding or expressing
- a microwave for heating milk and food
- a refrigerator for storing milk.
Conveniently located facilities include a sink, water and toilet are available in the student lounge areas located at a short distance from each of the Parenting Rooms.
Keys to access parenting rooms
Room access and availability is via the Student Wellbeing Office or via campus Security.
You will need to bring a valid student or staff ID to sign for room keys and gain access.
To ensure privacy, rooms can only be accessed by one parent/carer at a time.
Locations of parenting rooms
Flinders Lane campus
City Flinders Lane campus – Parenting Room is on Ground Level, Room FLG28.
City Flinders Lane Student Wellbeing Office is located at FLG24.
The nearest Student Lounge and kitchen facilities is located at FLG12.
The nearest toilets are at FLG21.
Footscray Nicholson campus
Footscray Nicholson campus - Parenting Room is in the Telford Building, Room T104.
Footscray Nicholson Student Wellbeing Office is located at T146.
The nearest Student Lounge and kitchen facilities is located at Building T, Level 1 (Opposite cafeteria).
The nearest toilets are at T126 (Opposite the lift and stairs).
Footscray Park campus
Footscray Park campus - Parenting Room is located at Building E, Room E123a.
Footscray Park Student Wellbeing Office is located at Building M, Level 2.
The nearest Student Lounge and kitchen facilities are located at building P, Level 1 (straight ahead behind a wall with vending machines when you enter Building P)
The nearest toilets are at Building G, Level 1 (entrance is at the glass doors opposite to the parenting room (turn left once inside) or Building E, Level 1.
Note: This room is not yet ABA accredited.
St Albans campus
St Albans campus – Parenting Room is in Building 4S, Room 4S127.
St Albans Student Wellbeing Office is located at 4N101.
The nearest Student Lounge and kitchen facilities is located at 4N130.
The nearest toilets are at 4S117.