VU at MetroWest

VU at MetroWest is Victoria University's community space in the heart of Footscray at 138 Nicholson Street Footscray. It opened in 2014 and is part of VU's commitment to Footscray as a university town. We host events, exhibitions, seminars and talks, and a range of services.

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Events at VU at MetroWest

If these walls could talk exhibition.
Photo: Vanessa Barney.

View upcoming Footscray Uni Town events, many of which are hosted by VU at MetroWest, including the Game Changers conversation series.

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Centenary exhibition

The entrance to the Changing Opportunity exhibition

The Centenary exhibition celebrates the founding of Footscray Technical School in 1916 and the 25th anniversary of the founding of Victoria University.

The three-phase exhibition will run over two years and tell the story of VU’s founding as a working man’s college through to its current role as an international university.

  • The Door of Opportunity (December 2014)
    Focusing on the period 1916 - 1947
  • Changing Opportunity (August 2015)
    Focusing on the period 1947 - 1990
  • The University of Opportunity and Success (December 2016)
    Focusing on the period 1991-2016.

Changing Opportunity is now open to the public. Find out more about the early years of our predecessor institute at

Opening hours

Image: Clive Bracey

VU at MetroWest is open:

  • Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm


VU at MetroWest is located at 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.

Find a Google map, site map, accessible text alternative map and detailed map on the VU at MetroWest (Footscray) site page.

Download a pdf document showing how to get to VU at MetroWest using public transport and the location of parking.

Public transport

VU at MetroWest is a short walk from Footscray train station or you can access it from the tram stop at the corner of Nicholson St & Droop St (82 tram).


Parking facilities are available in and around the streets of VU at MetroWest. The Coles complex is also nearby, as well as VU's Footscray Nicholson campus. Free parking is also available at Middle Footscray train station. Find more parking locations on

Contact us

Bec Carey-Grieve
VU at MetroWest Program & Space Coordinator

Phone: +61 3 9919 7043

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