Impacts and outages

The University may be impacted by outages from time to time and in cases where sufficient notice has been provided we will outline the works details on this page.

Infrastructure and Operations will endeavour to contact those directly impacted by the outage and where possible Works Notices will be placed at entrances to building(s) affected by the outage.

Infrastructure and Operations would like to thank you for your patience during these works and apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.

If you have any questions regarding works across our campuses please contact the Infrastructure and Operations Service Desk on 03 9479 2017 between 8 am and 5 pm.

Annual Shutdown

Update: 07 November 2017

Maintenance Shutdown is an essential part of the La Trobe University planned maintenance program.  The shutdown consolidates work on the University's critical infrastructure and aims to reduce outages throughout the year.

The Annual Bundoora Maintenance Shutdown will impact air conditioning, power, lighting, hot water and lifts at various times throughout December and January.

The annual Maintenance Shutdown has been scheduled from Thursday 21 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018 (inclusive).

Power and Lighting
  • There will be three power and lighting outages impacting the buildings captured below.
  • It is requested that buildings are unoccupied during the outages.
  • Lifts will be unavailable for 15 minutes before and after the scheduled outage time.

Buildings Impacted

Saturday 06 January 2018

08.00 am to 12.00 pm (4 hour power and lighting outage)

  • L Library
  • LIMS1 La   Trobe Institute of Molecular Science

Sunday 07 January 2018

08.00 am to 04.00 pm (8 hour power and lighting outage)

  • U Union including   Union Hall and Eagle Bar
  • MC Menzies College   – all buildings within precinct
  • CC Chisholm   College – all buildings within precinct
  • GC Glenn   College – all buildings within precinct
  • SPF Sports Field   Pavilion including Mobile Phone Towers in the vicinity
  • LMC La Trobe   University Medical Centre including the Hospital
  • HSC Health   Sciences Clinic
  • CCO   Security Gatehouse
  • JSM John   Scott Meeting House
  • CCR Children’s   Centre
  • LTWS   Wildlife Sanctuary – all buildings within precinct
  • AR   Agriculture Reserve – all buildings within precinct
  • ZR Zoology   Reserve – all buildings within precinct

Saturday 13 January 2018

08.00 am to 04.00 pm (8 hour power and lighting outage)

  • PS1   Physical Sciences 1
  • PS2   Physical Sciences 2
  • PS3   Physical Sciences 3
  • BG Beth   Gleeson
  • TC Thomas   Cherry
  • HSZ Hooper   Szental Theatre
  • AW Agora   West
  • AT Agora   Theatre
  • SWA South   West Annex
  • LIMS2 La   Trobe Institute of Molecular Science
Air Conditioning

Air conditioning will continue to operate in the The Learning Commons and all areas where individual split system units are installed.

There will be a loss of air conditioning within buildings Beth Gleeson, Terraces 3, 4, 5 & 6, Education 1 & 2, Hooper & Szental Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences 3, Humanities 2, LIMS1, Physical Sciences 2 and the Western Lecture Theatre for the entire period.

Hot Water

There will be a loss of hot water within many buildings including the Indoor Sports Centre, CycleSmart Centre showers, some Agora retail tenancies and some residential areas for the entire period.

How to prepare for the Maintenance Shutdown

Please make yourself aware of the specific details for your building.

The hire and installation of back-up power (via a generator) will be arranged.  Back-up power is only supplied to areas where the shutdown will cause substantial loss to vital goods, equipment or research.

Further Information

Infrastructure & Operations are working hard to minimise inconvenience to the University. If you require any further information, please contact the Infrastructure & Operations Service Desk on telephone 9479 2017 or email