Where to eat and drink in Croydon

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    Civic Square

    Conveniently located directly behind our campus, this area features a supermarket and a variety of Croydon’s cafés and takeaway stores — perfect for a coffee or when you’re looking for places to eat between classes.

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    Main Street

    Croydon’s central shopping area, set along a tree-lined street, includes cafes, takeaway stores and outdoor dining spaces. The various eateries cater to all tastes and budgets. If the weather is nice, you can’t beat taking a picnic  to one of the nearby parks.

Croydon shopping

There’s lots to do around campus after or in between classes. You'll discover clothing stores, op-shops, bookstores, banks and more on Main Street, Croydon. 

If you have a little more time on your hands, Croydon Central is a 20-minute walk north and offers a small food court, supermarkets and a number of general retail stores. 

Eastland Shopping Centre is eastern Melbourne’s premier shopping centre, and it’s only a 10-minute drive west of our campus on Maroondah Highway or a short walk from Ringwood Station. Over 350 stores, alfresco dining options, and cinemas combine to make it a true entertainment hub.

Relaxing activities in Croydon

Life is all about balance and, when you’re craving a break from the books, you can unwind at any one of the many parklands nearby. Lush lawns, open spaces and fresh air are the perfect combination for relaxing between classes.

Town Park is located directly behind our campus and is perfect for burning some energy on the  athletics track, skate park, tennis courts or walking paths.
Croydon Park is a stone’s throw away and features barbecue amenities, a swimming pool, playground and an oval. 

And, if all that’s not enough and you’re looking to spend a few hours in one of Victoria’s most iconic locations, check out Mount Dandenong. Located only 15 minutes east of our campus, this area is home to charming cafés, walking tracks, lookouts and native wildlife. Keep an eye out for the cherry blossoms in spring too!

Sport and recreation facilities

There are so many things to do in Croydon, and if keeping fit and active is a priority, you’re in luck. Our campus is surrounded by public sport and recreation facilities.

Open seven days a week, Aquanation offers gym and pool facilities, as well as personal trainers, group fitness and swimming lessons.

Gym, swimming pool and stadium facilities make this a hub for all things fitness.

Croydon Memorial pool
If you’re looking to cool off during the warmer months, head to Croydon Memorial Pool. This 50-metre outdoor heated pool is perfect for lap swimming and training. Open from November to April, the pool caters for all ages and skill levels.

Getting to the Croydon Campus

Our Croydon campus is easy to get to with public transport, on-campus parking and cycling options available.

Plan your journey