Find out about this exciting new initiative to revitalise Footscray, build community and benefit residents and businesses.

Footscray University Town (FUT) is a joint initiative between Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council to revitalise Footscray and deliver long lasting benefits to residents, businesses, workers and VU students and staff.

Through this initiative we will build on the existing strengths of Footscray and the University:

  • our leading sports facilities
  • our growing creative and recreational industries
  • our vibrant cultural diversity
  • our proud industrial heritage.

This will position Footscray as a university town. 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.


In 'About':

Footscray – diverse, vibrant, so much to do!

Students at VU's Footscray Park campus on Ballarat Road.

Footscray is just six kilometres from the CBD of Melbourne. It is diverse, vibrant and rich with culture, art, food, sport and heritage, and rapidly becoming the place to be in Melbourne.

Currently, nearly 20,000 students study in Footscray and the new UniLodge @ VU student accommodation means you can live in the heart of the action.

No matter your interests, Footscray has something for you. Sports fans, art lovers, keen students, researchers and shoppers alike will find Footscray a welcoming place to be. 

VU has three campuses in Footscray with strong links to the community: 

VU's community links include:

Footscray University Town aims to build on these links and we want you to be involved.