Other Facilities

Bicycle & Car Parking

Car parking is available for about 50 student cars. Student carparking is allocated on the basis of need and seniority. There are bicycle hoops throughout the College grounds.


The College Chapel is located on the first floor of Main Building and is used for a number of community services throughout the year. Services of prayer and reflection for students are held on Thursday evenings.

Copying and Printing

A multifunction device, with scanning, colour copying and printing facilities is available for student use in the Academic Centre. Other black-and-white and colour laser printers are located throughout Ormond’s buildings. A fax machine are also available for student use at Reception. Fax, copying and printing services are charged at a reasonable rate based on usage.


The College maintains extensive gardens for student enjoyment. There are two large lawns (Wyselaskie and Picken) as well as maintained gardens lining the main drive and surrounding the buildings.

Information Technology

All student rooms at Ormond are equipped for high-speed access to the internet. Wireless internet access is also available throughout the entire College campus. Internet usage is charged at a reasonable rate based on usage.

Students bring their own computers or use the computer labs at the University. The College does not provide computers for student use. IT assistance is available through the IT subcommittee under the direction of the IT Manager.


Shared coin-operated washing machines and driers are located in each graduate building. Students purchase their own washing powder.

Lounges & TV

Aside from graduate lounges in graduate living areas, there are four main student lounges – the JCR Lounge adjacent to the Café , the Sun Room on the first floor of Main Building, the ground floor common room in McCaughey and the TV room on the ground floor of Picken. The TV room is equipped with large-screen television, DVD and video facilities.


The College’s music facilities include a grand piano, pipe organ, upright pianos and a drum kit, housed in four practice rooms.

Ormond life offers a wealth of opportunities to perform or listen to all sorts of live music. The fortnightly Open Mic nights in the JCR are times for Ormond students to come together to share their talents. The annual Ormond Battle of the Bands is hotly-fought contest, while Pickenfest, staged every second semester on Picken Lawn, is a day-long celebration of Ormond’s best musical talent.

The Allen House Concert Series, directed by renowned concert pianist Assoc. Prof. Stephen McIntyre, brings eminent Australian and overseas artists to perform in the Allen House salon. College students studying at the VCA and Conservatorium of Music often put on recitals to practice for their end-of-year exams.

The College's Et Nova Choir, directed by Christine Storey, is a rehearsing, SATB choir singing a range of repertoire from Baroque to contemporary.