Carlton Primary School

Cnr Palmerston & Drummond Sts Carlton 3053

Upgrade and Modernisation

  • Start

    Q1 2018
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q3 2019

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

​We have delivered a $10 million transformation that has enhanced this school with 21st century flexible learning spaces.

City of Melbourne also worked in partnership with the Victorian Government to provide the Carlton Early Years and Family Services Centre within the school. 

This project brings education and care, maternal and child health, parenting services and playgroups under one roof.  ​ ​

This project, designed by Law Architects, was the winner of ‘Best School Project Above $10 million’ in the 2020 Victorian School Design Awards.


We’ve redesigned each floor to improve functionality, and provided a variety of spaces to support modern education practices such as team teaching and collaborative learning.

The entrance for the school and new early learning centre off Palmerston St include landscaping and an informal gathering area for parents.

We also created outdoor covered learning spaces. They include a green wall, which provides an attractive shaded area for students and staff.

The ground floor includes specialist facilities for subjects such as art and music, and also accommodates a new canteen. The new Carlton Early Years and Family Services Centre offers an early learning centre with playgroup, childcare and kindergarten facilities and other community spaces provided in partnership with the City of Melbourne.


For enquiries about the school or enrolments:

For enquiries about Carlton Early Years and Family Services Centre registrations, contact City of Melbourne:


The 2016-17 State Budget allocated $9 million to the school.  This was in addition to $1 million from the 2015-16 State Budget.

Funding type

  • Upgrade and Modernisation