The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

Open House 2020 Video Tour and Q&A

In July 2020, amidst whatever number lockdown it was back then, we opened our virtual doors for the Open House Melbourne July Weekend.

Step backstage and explore The Capitol’s hidden corners with Peter Malatt, architect and founding director of Six Degrees Architects, and Professor Martyn Hook, Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT. Our guides take you behind-the-scenes, through The Capitol’s curving staircases, historic serveries and galleys, and spaces not usually accessible to the public.

This digital tour offers a truly intimate look inside The Capitol. You’ll see things you wouldn’t get to see if you were there IRL, and hear Peter and Martyn share some of the magic and the history behind “the best cinema that has ever been built, or is ever likely to be built”, as iconic Australian architect Robin Boyd once lavishly declared.