About the OEP

Contact the OEP

  • General Contacts

    General Enquiries & Administration

    Email: query-environment@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: +61 3 8344 5073

    Mobile: 0481 263 638

    Director, Office for Environmental Programs

    Email: OEP-Director@unimelb.edu.au

    OEP Research

    Email: OEP-research@unimelb.edu.au

  • Prospective Students

    If you are interested in studying with us, you can find details about our courses via the Office for Environmental Programs website, or submit an enquiry via our online Enquiry Form.

  • Application Assistance

    If your enquiry is regarding your application, please contact: Scifuture-students@unimelb.edu.au 

    You can also book an appointment with our Faculty of Science Student Recruitment team.

  • Enrolment Assistance

    If you are having trouble enrolling in a subject, please see our Enrolment Troubleshooting webpage.

    If you need advice regarding your subjects you can make a course advice appointment with an academic staff member via the Student Booking System.

    You can also contact Stop 1 for assistance with enrolment (including course and subject withdrawal), leave of absence, timetable, fees, graduations, assessments, results and much more.

  • Academic Team
    Prof David Kennedy, Directordavidmk@unimelb.edu.au
    Dr Stephanie Lavau, Lecturerstephanie.lavau@unimelb.edu.au
    Dr Georgia Garrard, Lecturerggarrard@unimelb.edu.au
    Dr Geoff Binder, Lecturergeoffrey.binder@unimelb.edu.au
    Gab Corbo-Perkins, Teaching Assistantgab.corboperkins@unimelb.edu.au
  • Visit Us
    Walter Boas Building

    Office for Environmental Programs

    Level 1 (Ground Floor), Walter Boas (Building  163)

    Wilson Avenue

    The University of Melbourne


    VIC, 3010

About Us

Based at Australia's best-ranked University, the OEP offers our country's leading professional environmental graduate degree. We have over 15 years of teaching excellence and our students have access to over 200 subject options from across 12 Faculties. Almost 1500 people have graduated from the program and they are highly sought after by employers with 89% in employment post graduation. The world-leading teaching and research excellence of The University of Melbourne combined with a global alumni network makes the OEP the right choice for advancing your career in Environmental Sustainability.

Professional and interdisciplinary, our program is designed for future leaders in environment and sustainability fields. Graduates possess wide knowledge of environmental issues and comprehensive literacy in sustainability topics, along with deep skills in their areas of specialisation, which can include, for example, climate change, development, biophysical science, energy efficiency and modelling, and education and social change.

Academic Staff

Our academic teaching team use innovative approaches to integrate the experiences of industry, local government and not-for-profit representatives into the classroom by running panel discussions and hypothetical discussions – an opportunity to connect with experts in the sustainability and environment space.  Academics also provide leadership in a number of key sustainability forums such as the Sustainability Executive, and continually engage with industry and local government via research project supervision and collaborative projects.

Meet our academic staff

Our Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB)

We are supported by a highly experienced Community and Industry Advisory Board (CIAB), comprised of representatives from industry, local government and not-for-profit sectors. Several of the board members are OEP alumni. The CIAB offers practical and immediate insights into current workforce trends and needs, as well as facilitating student interaction with their organisations and professional communities.

CIAB members