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 0436 318 575
Fax: +61 3 9348 2174

For Privacy enquiries, Centre Management, Employment or Venue Hire enquiries, contact:
Jacinta Duncan
GTAC Director
Phone: +61 0436 318 575

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.


School buses: There is provision on campus for parking of two minibuses at the entrance to GTAC and three staff cars at the rear of the South Wing. Access to parking on campus is via the Story Street entrance to University High School. Schools arriving by coach are required to set down students in Story Street at the University High School entrance. Coaches will need to return at a designated time to collect students.

Private transport: Private cars 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 form 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 cloakrooms provided, are advised to keep any valuables on their person at all times and are expected to bring a notebook and pen.
Other visitors may wish to place large bags in the cloakrooms provided.
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 one hour lunch break. Light refreshments and a buffet lunch are included in some GTAC Programs and this will be advised at the time of booking. Where lunch is not included, it is recommended 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.


Other information

GTAC ABN - 88 625 201 971