Computing History Tour

Computing History Tour of Melbourne

Tour operated by: Computing History Tour of Melbourne

Address: Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145

Phone: 03 9905 5201  


This day-long tour, with Computing History Tour of Melbourne, combines walking and tram travel to visit a selection of places in Melbourne with links to the history of computing.

Sites visited typically include: Monash Museum of Computing History, in Caulfield East; Old Melbourne Observatory; St Paul's Cathedral; and CSIRAC, Australia's first computer and the world's fourth, at Melbourne Museum. For more information on the sites visited the website. The schedule also includes breaks at some cafes.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Tram Ticket

The tours are free (apart from the cost of tram travel and whatever you may buy at cafes on the way), bookings are essential as capacity is limited. Self-guided tours also available by visiting their website.


Cancellation and booking policy

The tour can be done in self-guided mode. From time to time we also run organised group tours, which are free except for the cost of public transport and cafe visits. Bookings are essential for these organised tours.

Tour starting location

Caulfield Campus of Monash University

Tour highlights

Saint Paul's Cathedral

CSIRAC, Museum Victoria

Mode of transport

  • Tram
  • Walk


  • City sightseeing
  • Lessons/tutorials


  • Other
  • Walking


  • Guide


  • English

Find out about Melbourne's remarkable links with the earliest days of computing with Computing History Tour of Melbourne.

This tour is a chance to explore another dimension of Melbourne's history and to better understand how computers have changed science, business and society. The tour combines walking and tram travel, and is free apart from tram tickets.

Located at the Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University. For information please see the website.

From time to time they organise group tours. The tours are free (apart from the cost of tram travel and whatever you may buy at cafes on the way), but bookings are essential as capacity is limited. If you would like to join a future organised tour, please register your interest by going to their website.

Alternatively, you can use the web page to do a self-guided tour.

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