Parkville passes ‘Go’ as Monopoly Melbourne goes mainstream

17 November 2015

The University of Melbourne was confirmed as one of the 26 locations on the new Melbourne Monopoly board.

University of Melbourne
Melbourne’s own Monopoly board (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

The popular property-trading board game has done numerous Australian city iterations already, including Sydney and Adelaide.
The Melbourne version was launched at Federation Square on Nov. 10.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said the university was excited about being involved in the local edition. “The University of Melbourne has long prided itself on being one of the city’s most iconic institutions, with an on-campus experience that is absolutely, uniquely Melbourne.
“So to have this confirmed yet again, albeit in board-game form, is exciting!”
The University of Melbourne occupies the second ‘green’ tile, traditionally “Oxford St” in the original game, and is located between the Melbourne Zoo and the Shrine of Remembrance.
“We’re particularly proud to be located on the game board so close to one of our key research partners,” said Professor Davis.
“As a university, we have worked hard to provide the wider community with an accessible, engaged and public-spirited organization, one that does not rest on past successes and is consistently seeking new opportunities.”
“Our involvement in Melbourne Monopoly underlines our commitment to this engagement… and I look forward to playing a few games with students and staff in due course!”
The University of Melbourne is the number one university in Australia according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.