Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

We are located on Level 4 at the Advanced Technologies Centre at Swinburne University of Technology, 427-451 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn (view our campus map).

Melway reference: 45 D10

Getting here by public transport:

  • Train - Belgrave or Lilydale line train to Glenferrie Station. 
  • Tram - 74 tram to the corner of Glenferrie Road and Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Do you have parking available?

Yes. We have a reserved parking space.

What age children are you looking for?

Currently we are conducting studies with children from 15 months to 8 years. Register your interest and we may contact you for future research participation.

Will I be with my child the whole time?

In all of our infant studies you will be with your child the entire time. In some of our studies with older children, you may be asked to watch via another room if your child is happy with this.

How long do visits last?

Visits to the Babylab typically last about an hour.

What kind of studies are you doing at the Babylab?

Depending on your child's age, there are a number of different studies that we may do. Find out more about our current research projects.

Can I bring my other children?

Yes, we have a baby and child-friendly waiting area with toys.

Is it safe?

Absolutely. Everything we do at the Babylab is safe, and has been approved the university’s research ethics committee. Our top priority is for you and your child to have a good experience at the Swinburne Babylab. Prior to your visit, we will explain everything the study will entail and answer any questions you may have.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in participating with your child, please register to participate.

Alternatively, you can email us at or call us on +61 3 9214 8822.