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
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:
Phone: +61 9340 3601
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.
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.
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. After the program concludes, the University of Melbourne allows for a nearby lunch stop. It is suggested that home school staff escort students to the University of Melbourne’s Union Building where they can buy lunch – the University offers many choices and caters for a wide range of tastes.
GTAC ABN - 88 625 201 971