603 Queensberry Street

Take a tour of our 603 Queensberry Street site, one of the first Melbourne schools built in 1882.
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An exemplar of Victorian Gothic Revival style, 603 Queensberry Street was originally designed in the 1880s by architect and historical figure Henry Bastow. Bastow oversaw the design and construction of more than 600 schools following the introduction of the Education Act 1872. This was the Australian first legislation that provided secular and compulsory education to all children aged between 6 and 16. 

In more recent history, Maddison Architects’ award-winning design transformed this space while preserving the careful limestone, brickwork and render of the original site.

Download the map (pdf - 1.6MB) to help guide your tour. 

Clip 1: Ground floor, 603 Queensberry Street 

Clip 2: Level 1, 603 Queensberry Street

Clip 3: Amphitheatre, 603 Queensberry Street

Clip 4: Plato terrace, outside, 603 Queensberry Street

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Last updated 28 July 2022