Lilydale campus is opening its doors and inviting the whole community to enjoy a unique Open Day experience. You can speak with staff and students, browse displays, attend info sessions, and explore the brand new student spaces within the Atrium.

Situated in the Yarra Valley, our Lilydale campus offers, university degrees, TAFE qualifications and short courses. Campus features include the Student Village and Mitchell’s View training restaurant.


Carnival fun at Lilydale

How can you ignore the temptation of free fairy floss and popcorn, a jumping castle and cute furry animals? Open Day at Lilydale isn’t an event – it’s a carnival! Bring your family and have fun.

Tour our facilities

Swinburne’s Lilydale campus is set on a scenic 24-hectare and offers panoramic views across the Lilydale Lake to the Yarra Valley hills. Take a tour and explore the unique campus’s blend of state-of-the-art facilities and rural surrounds. We’ll take you to the brand new student spaces in the Atrium, the on-campus student village, the library and other student hang-outs.

Tours leave regularly from the Atrium throughout the day.

Town N Gown

– special guest Kevin Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy is one of the AFL’s most famous names, have played and coached over five decades. Kevin will speak about his extraordinary career and share the life skills that helped him achieve excellence on and off the field. Click for more information and how to register. RSVP is essential.

Local Produce Market

– sample some of the region’s best produce

At the Lilydale campus, we’re proud of our region. So to showcase the area we will be hosting a farmer’s market where you can sample and buy fine wines and cheese, watch woodturning demos and buy sculptures, taste and purchase conserves and preserves, stock up on locally made olive oil, buy herbs, plants and trees for the garden, plus much more.

Free basketball clinic with the Kilsyth Cobras

Swinburne is proud to sponsor the Kilsyth Cobras basketball club and are excited to offer primary school-aged kids the chance to participate in a clinic with members of the team. Players will be providing expert coaching tips and giving away prizes to all participants.

Registration is essential. Click to register today.

Are you ready to take the Health and Human Services challenge?

Build a human body, reassemble a wheelchair, learn where germs are hiding and how they can spread. Together with these demonstrations, this information session will give you an overview of the Certificate III in Health Assistance, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, Certificate IV in Disability and the Certificate III in Aged Care.

Hospitality in action

One of Swinburne’s two fully operational training restaurants, Mitchell’s View, is located at the Lilydale campus. At Open Day you can visit the restaurant to watch a demonstration, view a display, find hospitality course information and, of course, enjoy a coffee or a snack.

Go to Mitchell’s View restaurant, LB3.31 from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Automotive demonstrations

Lilydale’s high-tech auto lab will be open throughout the day and you’ll be able to watch automotive computer diagnostic demos or have a tour with one of our experienced teachers.

Visual Art, Design and Multimedia

– an info session for creative minds

Swinburne’s Department of Arts has a longstanding reputation for the quality of its graduates, and maintains valuable industry links, with teaching staff maintaining a significant involvement and practice in the arts. The Visual Art, Design and Multimedia info session will provide an overview of the courses on offer at Lilydale and Wantirna, as well as the application process, course structure and our facilities.

Head to room 418, level 4 in the LC building at 11.00am.

How do you build a roof?

Come to room 227, level 2 in the LB building to see students in action constructing a gable roof. Students and teachers will be on hand to answer any questions about Swinburne’s range of building and construction courses.

Design/Business double degrees at Lilydale

Taken together as a double degree, these two popular disciplines can prepare you for career opportunities in brand and design management.

Find out more at one of the two info sessions: 12.00pm and 2.00pm in room 101 in the LA building.

Business, Commerce and Management courses at TAFE

Will your career be defined by boundaries or by opportunities? As a business, commerce and management graduate you can step out of TAFE and into a world of wide-ranging career opportunities.

Find out more at the TAFE Business info session at 12.00pm in room 209, level 2 of the LA building.

Win, win, win! Enter our Open Day competition

Register for updates and you’ll go into the draw to WIN one of 30 prizes, including STA travel vouchers and movie tickets.