JMC Academy's Melbourne campuses, situated in the vibrant and culturally rich South Melbourne area, offer an inspiring educational environment. Nestled between the south bank of the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay, the campuses are located in one of Melbourne's oldest neighbourhoods, blending historical charm with modern facilities.
Significant renovations and developments
JMC Academy Melbourne has undergone significant renovations and expansions, including the completion of the brand new 208 Park St campus in 2022 and the complete overhaul of 171 Bank St in 2023.
These new spaces are designed with modern, cutting-edge facilities that further enhance the learning experience for students. They feature modern classrooms, state-of-the-art studios, and collaborative spaces, all equipped with the latest technology and equipment. The renovation reflects JMC's commitment to providing an innovative and industry-leading education. These improvements ensure that JMC Academy remains at the forefront of creative arts education, offering students an environment where they can thrive, innovate, and prepare for successful careers in the creative industries.
About the area
The South Melbourne area is known for its Victorian-era architecture, adding a unique aesthetic appeal to the surroundings. These campuses are conveniently located close to a host of entertainment venues, design studios, galleries, and convention centres, providing students with a rich cultural experience. Additionally, the proximity to numerous record label management companies and growing television and film production houses in nearby Albert Park and Port Melbourne areas enriches the learning experience with real-world industry exposure. The campuses are just a short walk or tram ride from the Southern Cross Train Station and the Crowne Entertainment Complex, offering easy access to public transport. However, parking facilities for private vehicles are limited, and students are encouraged to utilize the excellent public transport options available
Park St Campus: 208 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205 (see on Google maps)
Bank St Campus: 169 - 171 Bank St, South Melbourne VIC 3205 (see on Google maps)
Telephone: 03 9624 2929
Interviews and Auditions: All Melbourne interviews and auditions are held at our Park St campus (see on Google Maps)
Getting to JMC Melbourne
There are very limited parking facilities available for private student vehicles. JMC Academy is located in close proximity to residential areas and major retail and commercial premises.
One and two hour paid street parking, located in close proximity to the JMC Academy, is available however parking officers strictly monitor the area regularly issuing parking fines. Students are strongly encouraged to use public transport, including trains and buses, when travelling to and from the JMC Academy.
Public transport facilities are readily available in close proximity to JMC Academy and include trams and buses. The closest train station is Southern Cross station (formerly named Spenser Street station). The following routes are within a short walking distance to the Academy.
- Tram Route 112: South Melbourne and St Kilda Beach to the City, runs along Clarendon Street, approximately 100m West of JMC Academy.
- Tram Route 1: East Melbourne to South Melbourne Beach runs along Park Street, approximately 300m South of JMC Academy.
- Tram Route 55: West Coburg to Domain Road runs along Kings Way approximately 1km east of JMC Academy.
- Tram Route 96: East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach runs adjacent to Ferrars Street, approximately 1.2km West of JMC Academy.
- Bus Route 253: Garden City to City, runs along Cecil Street approximately 800m North West of JMC Academy.
Domestic students can collect a MYKi transport concession form from Administration. This form enables students to receive discounted fares applying to travel on all public transport. Discounts of approximately 50% off the normal price apply. International students are not eligible to receive transport concessions at this time.
Bicycle Paths exist between the City and JMC Academy. A designated bike path connects between the City and South Melbourne, via Moray Street, which are located approximately 150m East of JMC Academy. Bike racks exist in the front of 169 Bank Street for the use of JMC Academy students.
The following commercial car parks are also located in close proximity to JMC Academy:
- Wilson Parking located at 69 – 75 Clarke Street, South Melbourne (approximately 500m North of JMC Academy).
- Crown Casino Car Park located at 74 Haig Street South Melbourne (approximately 750m North of JMC Academy).