Contact details

The Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) office is located on the grounds of The University High School in Parkville, a few kilometers north of the Melbourne CBD.


Gene Technology Access Centre
77 Story Street
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia

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For General enquiries, Program bookings and Teacher access registration,
contact the GTAC Administrative Officer:
Phone: +61 9340 3600

For Privacy enquiries, Centre Management, Employment or Venue Hire enquiries, contact:
Jacinta Duncan
GTAC Director
Phone: +61 9340 3601

Public transport

The area is well served by public transport. Arriving by train at Melbourne’s Flinders Street or Melbourne Central station, exit to Elizabeth Street and board the North Coburg tram (number 19). Get off at Tram Stop 11 and take the Royal Parade entrance to GTAC.

Please Note: There may be delays to the tram service on Royal Parade due to construction of the new Parkville Train Station. 


School buses:  Schools arriving by coach are recommended to set down students on Royal Parade near the GTAC/University High School entrance. Coaches will need to return at a designated time to collect students.

Parking: Visiting vehicles are not permitted to park on campus and parking on surrounding streets is limited. The Royal Melbourne Hospital underground car park, located adjacent to University High School, offers convenient parking for GTAC visitors, with another car park located at University Square.

On arrival at GTAC

All visitors are required to report to the Reception Desk and register their attendance. It is recommended that you arrive 15 mins prior to the start of the program to ensure that the program starts on time. If you are running late please advise GTAC so adjustments to the program can be made.

Teachers: are required to complete a School Group Registration and must bring with them a list of all students in attendance with relevant medical condition details and contact details in case of emergency.
Students: are to place their bags in the cloaking shelves provided, are advised to keep any valuables on their person at all times.
All visitors: Mobile phones and other electronic devices are to be switched off.

Laboratories – the rules

No food or drinks are permitted to be taken into the teaching laboratories. The consumption of food and/or drink is only permitted in designated venues. All visitors are required to wear protective clothing when undertaking laboratory work. For safety, long hair should be tied back and appropriate closed toe footwear is essential.


Most programs include a half-hour refreshment break. Visiting students are advised to bring their own snacks and drinks to consume during this break.  The school canteen will also be available for students to purchase food and drink during their break.

We will advise if the canteen will not be available on your visit.

Other information

GTAC ABN - 88 625 201 971