2024 OHA Biennial Conference

The Power of Oral History—Risks, Rewards & Possibilities


Welcome to Trinity College, located on Wurundjeri Country on the University of Melbourne campus in leafy Parkville. Only 2km from the Naarm/Melbourne CBD, the College can be reached in less than 10 minutes by tram from the city centre.

The oldest of the University residential colleges and one of the most picturesque, Trinity College is situated nearby iconic attractions such as the Melbourne Zoo, Queen Victoria Market, cosmopolitan Lygon Street, Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building. To learn more about the College and its history, go to:   https://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au.

Trinity College address: 100 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052.

Access to Trinity College

The easiest entry point to the College is through Gate C on Royal Parade, Parkville (see map on this page). Your lanyards will be set up to enable access through this gate. We’ll provide an update on where to get your lanyard later.

If arriving by tram, Gate C is almost directly opposite stop number 12 on the no.19 tram route. Cross over Royal Parade and enter through Gate C, then follow the signs up the path to The Gateway Building.

Coming from the other side of the University (Swanston Street or Carlton)? Don’t sweat! Google Maps will get you to Tin Alley – a laneway that cuts across the campus from Swanston Street to Royal Parade – then make your way through the University until you reach the rear of the College (Gateway Building back entrance). See also above map.

The conference will be held in The Gateway Building and Old Warden’s Lodge (OWL) on the College campus (Buildings 9 and 14 on the buildings map. We’ll put signage up to guide you.

Getting to Trinity College

Public transport

From Elizabeth Street, CBD

Catch the no. 19 tram up Elizabeth Street (towards North Coburg). Get off at stop no. 12 (Morrah Street/Royal Parade).  

From Swanston Street, CBD

Multiple trams run up Swanston Street bound for University of Melbourne. Get off at the Lincoln Square/Swanston Street stop. Walk north (about 2 mins) to Tin Alley laneway and turn left. Follow the access directions above.

From Flinders Street Station

Take the Elizabeth exit and hop on the no.19 tram at stop no. 1 (Flinders St Railway Station/Elizabeth St). Get off at stop no. 12 (Morrah Street/Royal Parade) then follow the directions above to the College gates.

From Southern Cross Station

Multiple routes – this one is the quickest if you’re arriving by train.

Transfer to the Lilydale Line at Southern Cross and get off at Melbourne Central stop. Walk a block to Elizabeth/LaTrobe and board the no.19 tram (bound for North Coburg) here (stop 5 no.19 tram). Get off at stop 12 (Morrah/Royal Parade) then follow the above directions to the College gates.

Coming direct from the airport?

The Airport Skybus goes direct to Southern Cross Station. From there, follow the directions above or connect to a tram outside the station to get to Elizabeth Street and no.19 route.


For more on the no. 19 tram route see https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/725/19/

Note: Trinity College is outside the free city tram zone so be sure to top up your Myki and touch on.


Street parking is very limited around Trinity College. Parking is metred and most bays are restricted to two hours. We recommend using public transport if possible. And if you are parking on the street be sure to check the signs.

For longer stay parking see: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/news-resources/campus-services-and-facilities/transport-and-parking/parking-on-campus

There is no parking available at Trinity College itself.

Uber, taxi and car drop-offs

All vehicle drop-offs are to be made on Royal Parade, Parkville.

Vehicles carrying people who require assisted access may enter through the driveway next to Gate C for drop-off purposes only. Please buzz the gate intercom for access.

13cabs provides vehicles suitable for wheelchair users. See: https://www.13cabs.com.au/services/wheelchair-accessible-taxi.


Coming by bike? Bicycle stands are located at the rear of Conference Venue (rear entrance to The Gateway Building, Tin Alley side) and on the College grounds.

First time in Melbourne?

Check out this handy introduction to get you started. Remember to buy a Myki before using public transport!


Inquiries: conference2024@oralhistoryaustralia.org.au

External of Gateway Building, Trinity College
The Gateway building, Trinity College
External view of Old Warden Lodge, Trinity College
Old Warden Lodge, Trinity College

Download a map of Trinity College (PDF)

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