Victoria University’s heartland is the west of Melbourne. 

We work alongside communities in the region – in partnership with local government, community groups and other VU departments and colleges – to develop programs tailored to local needs. Our goal is to leverage broader community benefits from VU's presence, at each of our campuses. By contributing to local developments, major projects and events in Melbourne's west, we in turn enhance our University.

Our involvement in the west includes:

  • Footscray University Town
  • outreach programs in Brimbank and Wyndham
  • an education and community program in Hume.

"I have never seen a University so actively engaged in their local community."

- Past VU in the Community project participant

Picturing Footscray Prize Announcement & Exhibition

The Picturing Footscray Photography Prize has been bringing community together since 2016. This year, it is bringing people together remotely. View 150 photographs that celebrate and explore Footscray in unique ways in our fifth annual exhibition and prize announcement, launching from 7pm on Thursday 13 August. 


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