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The Dax Centre

30 Royal Parade, Parkville

The Dax Centre is situated on the ground floor of the Melbourne Brain Centre at 30 Royal Parade in the Kenneth Myer Building of the University of Melbourne.

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03 9349 2538


The Dax Centre welcomes individuals and groups. We provide tailored tours for teachers, students, professionals, and community groups.

Learn more about our programs here or to enquire about a group or tailored tour please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Travelling to Dax

By road

The Dax Centre is on the west side of Royal Parade, Melbourne near Grattan Street.

Metered parking is available on Royal Parade.

The Kenneth Myer Building has underground parking with fees of $12.50 for four hours or $25 all day to midnight.

Private Bus Parking is available at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne.

Public transport

Take Number 19 Tram from Elizabeth Street, City and get off at Stop 11.

The Dax Centre is immediately across Royal Parade from the tram stop.

No photography is allowed without prior arrangement with The Dax Centre.

Information about our COVID-19 Safety Measures

We are working hard to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers by implementing a range of hygiene and physical distancing measures.

Please read the following information carefully to help us protect everyone’s health.

Before your visit:

Visitors aged 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption, in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions.

On arrival, visitors may be asked to check in using the Service Victoria app. Please scan our venue QR code, check in, then keep the two green ticks visible on your phone screen. At the entry, our staff will ask to see your phone and will check for the two green ticks.

To make things as easy as possible for you and for our staff, we ask that you please link your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app before your visit.

We ask that you please do not visit if you are unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.

If you would like to buy a copy of our current exhibition catalogue or make a donation to The Dax Centre we are encouraging contactless payments, so please bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases.


When you are at The Dax Centre:

Please enter The Dax Centre from Genetics Lane. You access Genetic Lane from Royal Parade, walk down Genetics Lane (alongside the Kenneth Myer Building away) and you will find The Dax Centre entry on your right.

Please use the hand-sanitiser provided at each building on arrival.

All visitors will be required to check-in using a QR code and show proof of vaccination status upon entry to support contact tracing.

Acceptable proof of vaccination status (with proof of ID) includes:  

    COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app. 

    COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to phone wallet 

    Official Australian Immunisation Register certificate 

    Printed COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate 

    Medical exemption with valid, original letter signed and issued by a specified medical practitioner class ID 

Please note the following are not valid as proof of vaccination status: 

    Vaccine appointment card 

    Valid vaccination documentation without proof of ID 

    Negative COVID-19 test result 

Help us to maintain social distancing within the gallery by keeping at least 1.5 metres space between you and others at all times and not entering a room if it is not possible to safely distance yourself.

Cloaking facilities will not be available so please do not bring large items of luggage with you.

It is a condition of entry that all visitors adhere to these requirements at all times during their visit.

Health and safety measures we are putting in place:

Clearly marked entry and exits with signage to help visitors maintain safe distances.

Hand sanitiser available at key points in the gallery.

Requiring all visitors to check-in and show verification of vaccination proof before entering the gallery.

Applying density quotient limits as required.

We have removed some seating in the gallery spaces to allow for physical distancing. Folding chairs are available and cleaned regularly, please ask a staff member if you require a chair.

Cleaning of the site will be undertaken daily 

All Staff and Volunteers are trained in maintaining health and hygiene protocols.

We will continue to be guided by the Victorian Government’s health guidelines and will provide updates to this.


30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9349 2538 


Wednesday to Friday
11.00am to 3.30pm

Closed 22 and 23 September 2022

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The Dax Centre acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of the land on which it operates. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and value the rich history, unbroken culture and ongoing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to country. The Dax Centre values diversity. We are committed to proving a safe, culturally appropriate, and inclusive service for all people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity.

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