​​​​​​South Melbourne Primary School opened 30 January, 2018. 
For any inquiries, the school's contact details are:

Principal: Noel Creece

Email: south.melbourne.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 9935 9399

Address:129 Ferrars St, South Melbourne​​ 

Enrolments are still open (see 'Enrolments' below).

For further updates join the mailing list, or follow the school's Facebook page run by principal Noel Creece.​ 



South Melbourne Primary School is a new state-of-the-art Prep to Year 6 primary school being built on Ferrars Street.

It is the first vertical government school in Victoria, and will accommodate more than 500 students.

Architects have created space and facilities that the community can share so that the school is fully embedded in neighbourhood life.

The school won ‘Future Project of the Year’ at the 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards held in Berlin.



Take a virtual tour through the award-winning South Melbourne Primary School.​

Check out all of the on site activity in this time-lapse below.

See below to meet Noel Creece, the newly appointed Principal for South Melbourne Primary School. 

See below as we follow the first students through the doors at South Melbourne Primary School.​


We’ve designed the school to support modern teaching and learning practice for a wide range of group sizes.

Key features include indoor and outdoor learning spaces; a vertical piazza; ‘learning neighbourhood areas’ such as shared kitchens, studios and reading lounges; an external play area on level 5; video and conference rooms; a food hub; indoor and outdoor sports courts; a library/interactive learning centre and gym.

The Victorian Government is working with the City of Port Phillip to ensure the school delivers new community facilities. These include a long day care kindergarten, maternal and child health consulting rooms, and sharing multi-purpose rooms and the indoor and outdoor sports courts.

For more information or to register your interest in a place at the kindergarten, please visit www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ferrars-st-kindergarten.htm​ or call the City of Port Phillip Children’s Services Waiting List on (03) 9209 6360.

For more information on community facilities in the school building, streetscapes surrounding the school and the new adjacent Montague Community Park, please visit the City of Port Phillip website www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ferrars-st.htm.

For further updates about tram upgrades nearby the school, click here. Visit www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au/ferrarsprecinct for more information about this precinct.



The architects for the project are Hayball Pty Ltd. 


The builders for the project are ADCO Construction.


Noel Creece has been appointed the new principal of South Melbourne Primary School.


The Department of Education and Training has developed an enrolment plan and Designated Neighbourhood Boundary. Enrolments are open now for all year levels, in preparation for the first students beginning in term 1, 2018.

To find out if your child is eligible to attend South Melbourne Primary School, read our Fact Sheet and the Designated Neighbourhood Boundary for 2018 below.​

For more information contact the Business Manager, Sarah Burns
Phone: 8695 9040
Email: south.melbourne.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Address: Albert Park College, 40 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, 3207

Join the South Melbourne Primary School Facebook community​​ and get to know the school.


Policies on enrolment​placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website​.​


Principal: Noel Creece

Email: south.melbourne.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Phone: 09935 9399

Address: 129 Ferrars St, South Melbourne 

Enrolments are still open (see 'Enrolments' below).

For further updates join the mailing listor follow the school Facebook page run by principal Noel Creece.​




    PRO​JE​CT ​


  • Planning study finalised

  • Designs finalised and released​

  •  site preparation
  • construction commences​​​


    Q1, 2017​​


    Q2, 2017


    Q4, 2017



The above dates are forecasted only and subject to change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

For interpretation services, please ring the Victorian School Building Authority language line on 03 9280 0712

Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 896 950