Guided tours of Billibellary's Walk

Taking a guided tour of Billibellary’s walk enables you to reflect on the University of Melbourne as an Aboriginal space and part of Wurundjeri country. The Walk is best suited to groups of between 5-20 people: larger groups or classes can download and use the app in order to take the Walk together.

Indigenous students will guide you through the walk and provide context to the University’s built environment as a place of belonging for Aboriginal people. Guides may also share their own experiences of being Indigenous students at the University: guests on the Walk are encouraged to engage with the student guides through thoughtful and respectful questions and dialogue.

The Walk is open to all faculties, departments and areas of The University, as well as the general public. Bookings are available by request for groups.

The Walk is available between the hours of 10-5pm and will take approximately one hour and will include walking at a moderate pace and walking up some short sets of steps. Please advise when booking if you have any special requirements.

Please note that Billibellary’s walk is an outdoor walk with stretches of exposure. Guests are advised to bring water and wear sunscreen during summer, and bring umbrellas and coats in winter. If temperatures are forecast for over 30 degrees or hail/storms/snow is forecast the walk may be re-scheduled with 48 hours’ notice.

Cost:

The walk is charged in order to pay student guides for their time.

Number of PeopleCost
Less than ten people $50
10-20 people $90
20-30 people. $150

For groups above 30 people please email billibellarys-walk@unimelb.edu.au and we will provide you with a quote.

To book a walk please send an email to: billibellarys-walk@unimelb.edu.au

and include:

  • The contact name and details of the booker (these will be the details used to confirm the booking, bookings will be confirmed one week prior dependent on the availability of the guides)
  • The name and details of your organisation (if applicable)
  • The preferred date and time (please book at least 10 days in advance)
  • The number of guests.
  • Any special requirements guides need to know about, including any mobility issues.

You will receive a confirmation email within three working days with further details. Payment is made by credit card once the booking is confirmed or by invoice for University staff members.