A space to shape place.



RMIT PlaceLab
Wurundjeri Country
Shop 1, 17 Union St
Brunswick VIC 3056
+61 467 778 810
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, Closed

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Why We’re Here

We’re finding opportunities.

Brunswick is one of Australia’s most creative communities, a hub of design, niche manufacturing, and education. Home to the Brunswick Design District (BDD) and RMIT’s Brunswick campus. It’s a nexus of creative innovation in Melbourne’s inner north.

We’re all working towards a more liveable, inclusive, and vibrant future. This is an open invitation to share your ideas and knowledge and help us identify what your neighbourhood needs. We’re here to explore social, economic, cultural, creative and environmental possibilities. With so many vibrant communities, we are excited for what’s possible by having an RMIT PlaceLab in Brunswick. If you live, work, study, do business or create here, get in touch.

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What We’re Doing

RMIT PlaceLab uses engagement to champion community ideas. We seek productive community and industry collaborations that foster community participation via hyper-local activations, events and outputs.

RMIT PlaceLab is working with the Brunswick Design District (BDD), Merri-bek City Council, and City of Melbourne to engage with community, industry, and other government partners to deepen connections, expand networks and explore possibilities.

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Partners & Collaborators

Growing our community.

Brunswick Design District

Brunswick Design District (BDD) connects people, places, and partnerships to strengthen the existing creative community and encourage new enterprises to set up and grow.

Building on Brunswick’s creative heritage, it’s aiming to position the district as a nationally and globally recognised hub for innovation, creativity, and design that supports the growth of local creative industries, and as a result, other businesses in the district.

The Brunswick Design District is a partnership between RMIT University, Merri-bek City Council, and Creative Victoria.

Merri-bek City Council

Merri-bek City Council is one of Melbourne’s most progressive councils and a key RMIT PlaceLab partner.

RMIT PlaceLab Brunswick and Merri-bek City Council have partnered to act as a community connector and conduit. Research informed by deep community engagement that can be applied to projects, programs, or policies that align with the Council plan 2021-2025 and the 2021-2031 Community Vision for a vibrant, safe, healthy, resilient, innovative, and regenerative community.

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne is the local government body responsible for the municipality of Melbourne and is a key RMIT partner.

Research developed as part of RMIT PlaceLab Melbourne is informed by deep community engagement that can be applied to projects, programs, or policies that align with the City of Melbourne Council Plan 2021-2025 and Community Vision 2021-2025. We see the city as a place of possibility, where the world meets and the extraordinary happens.


Melbourne Innovation Districts

Melbourne Innovation Districts (MID) is a partnership between the City of Melbourne, RMIT University, and the University of Melbourne to develop urban innovations in Melbourne for the benefit of the whole city.

MID is an opportunity to shape Melbourne’s future through open collaborations that deepen the city’s capacity for applied innovation. It is a foundation upon which a broad community of institutions, businesses, organisations, and people can collaborate to enhance Melbourne’s future.