Brunswick Design District

A place to create

Experimental design studio – Alterfact
RMIT University, Brunswick Campus – Open Day 2019

We are a partnership of RMIT University, Merri-bek City Council and Creative Victoria.

We are working with the creative / design community to support innovation, entrepreneurship and ideas; create shared and affordable spaces for collaboration and creativity; and strengthen pathways to education, research and employment to grow jobs and enterprises.

Our district

Since 1888, Brunswick has been home to a mix of industries from clay pits, quarries and brickworks to textile and footwear manufacturers. Today it’s an eclectic mix of creative industries and practitioners, music venues, galleries, café’s, bars, and a hub for design research and education.

Sydney Road Street Party
Fashion & Textiles studio @ RMIT University, Brunswick Campus

Our spaces

Key spaces and buildings within the BDD are located in central Brunswick, but its boundaries aren’t fixed. Its activities, collaborations, opportunities and events will have an impact in Brunswick and beyond.

Brunswick VIC 3056

Brunswick: Melbourne’s creative destination

Art, Dance, Theatre, Publishing, Design, Photography, Music, Film & Television, Fashion, Cultural, Co-Work, Local Manufacturing.

1,834 Creative workers

– of the 28,641 residents in Brunswick.

Creative Victoria data 2019

8.4% Creative jobs

– 948 of the 11,347 total jobs in Brunswick are in the creative sector.

Creative Victoria data 2019

217 Creative spaces

Creative Victoria data 2019

BDD: A place for creative opportunities

The BDD connects people, places and partnerships, supporting opportunities to launch or grow your business, expand your creative practice, study, research, connect and collaborate.

Screen-printing @ RMIT Brunswick Open Day 2019
Story-time at Brunswick Library

BDD: Building resilience

In collaboration with the creative community, the BDD aims to aid in the sector’s renewal and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.