SAE Melbourne Campus

After a $5mil expansion in 2016, SAE Melbourne is one of the largest SAE campuses globally.
Melbourne Students Front of Campus
SAE acknowledges the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Melbourne Campus stands. Respect is paid to the Bunurong Elders, past and present, and this respect is extended to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from other communities.

Campus overview

SAE Melbourne boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a teaching team with outstanding professional and educational expertise ready to help you become an industry-ready graduate.

SAE Melbourne Offers

A large, well-resourced campus
A supportive and welcoming staff and student community
Collaborative work opportunities, experiences and events
Outstanding professional development opportunities
Maximum access to facilities with the campus open till 11pm every week day during trimesters


35+ years investment in industry-leading education facilities
Nine audio studios including Neve
Four state-of-the-art edit suites
Designated Mastering suite
Latest digital media courses and equipment
Four introductory level analog & digital recording studios
360sqm acoustically treated multipurpose sound stage for use across all streams
Three high-end large-format recording studios using the Audient ASP 8024, Neve Genesys and AVID S6
AVID S6 dual-purpose studio for post-production and recording with red-net ethernet-based recording interfaces
Nine after-hours iMac computer labs with the latest creative media software
Large green screen recording space
Multipurpose lecture theatre with AVID D-Command console and 5.1 surround sound
Fully stocked Library with quiet study area, collaborative study area and resource centre
Professional standard film equipment including 2 x ARRI Amira's, SONY PMW-F5, 4x FS7's and much more
Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets for 3D gaming
Unreal, Unity, C++, Maya, Visual Studio software games
Protools, Ableton software for Audio
Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Suite for Design, Animation & Games students
Premiere Pro, After Effects & DaVinci Resolve for Film students
Student common room and kitchen
Creative learning space

Getting to SAE Melbourne

By Bus: The closest bus stop is Montague St & Normanby Rd (2-minute walk to campus).
By Tram: The closest tram stop is Stop 126 (Montague St) on the 109 route (4-minute walk to campus)
By Car: Free parking is available on Normanby Road and behind the campus on Woodgate Street. Parking is limited during peak times.
Melbourne 235 Normanby Road,
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
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Weeks 1 - 9
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 11pm Saturday: 10am - 5.30pm Sunday: Closed
Week 10 - 12
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 11pm Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm Sunday: Closed
Week 13
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 11pm Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Trimester Break
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Meet campus manager Keiran Bartlett

“There’s a look that students get in their eyes when suddenly things start making sense, when their knowledge clicks into place. Watching this evolution happen in a person is addictive.”

SAE staff member Keiran Bartlett

What's on

Info Night at SAE Melbourne

Information Night
Join us on campus to explore your interest and passion for a career in Creative Media.

We’re opening the SAE Melbourne campus and giving you the chance to chat with our industry experts, who are ready to answer all your questions about studying and working in creative fields.

Male student working on a Neve Audio desk

What's on

Exhibition at SAE Melbourne

Open House
Come along to Exhibition at SAE Melbourne - a student showcase. 4 May 2023

You are invited to the SAE Melbourne Exhibition – a Student Showcase event, on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Film Students Filming Students

What's on

Open Day at SAE Melbourne

Open Day
Come along to the SAE Melbourne Open Day event on 12 August 2023, to explore your interest in the creative industries and opportunities SAE can offer you.

We’re opening the doors to our state-of-the-art Melbourne campus for Open Day on 12 August. Come and check out the campus and discover SAE.


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Take the first step in launching your creative career with confidence
SAE is excited to now offer our campus tours in person or online!

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SAE boasts world-class facilities and collaborative spaces geared towards the creative media industries, as well as flexible remote learning options.

Why not check SAE out for yourself and book a campus tour? When you book a campus tour, you are given an opportunity to speak to an SAE Course Advisor, who can address your needs and help answer your questions.
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