About the School

The School is a Department of the Faculty of Science. Staff contact details, EH&S information and more can be found here.



The School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne is one of Australia's leading research centres in the chemical sciences. 


Studying Chemistry

The first lectures in Chemistry at the University were given in 1856. Our BSc Chemistry major was the first to receive accreditation under the new RACI guidelines in 2015.



The School has strong links to the community through various programs, collections, regular events and publications.




Phys Chem Chem Phys cover

Photoisomerization action spectroscopy in Chemistry




Free Radical Damage by Ozone

Chemistry research published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. shows how free radicals may initiate lung damage.




RACI Accreditation of Chemistry Major

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute has accredited the BSc Chemistry program at University of Melbourne

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