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Mini Melbourne

Explore Mini Melbourne

Mini Melbourne is a world-first resource brought to life for the Metro Tunnel Education Program. In partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training, we have created 600,000m2 of Melbourne’s city centre in Minecraft.

The Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: EE) versions of Mini Melbourne support a range of classroom activities. Within this amazing virtual world, school students can explore the sights and landmarks of Melbourne and uncover our city's history.

We're delighted to share Mini Melbourne with the public. Any Minecraft user can download Mini Melbourne for free from the Department of Education's Fuse site and start exploring.

Mini Melbourne

Any Minecraft user can download the Mini Melbourne world for free and explore the sights and landmarks of the city. We’ve even signposted some of Melbourne’s historic locations so you can design and decorate your own corner of Mini Melbourne!

When you arrive in the Mini Melbourne world, you’ll find yourself inside Metro Tunnel HQ. Print out a copy of our Scavenger Hunt to take with you.

Can you find everything on the list?

To download the latest Mini Melbourne map and access all the Mini Melbourne resources, visit the FUSE website.

FUSE website

Share your creations

Share your creations using #minimelbourne or contact us directly via our social media channels. We’d love to see what you’ve created and will seek to incorporate the best builds as we expand and add more detail to the city in future releases.

Minecraft example

How to install Mini Melbourne

PC/Mac/Linux - Java Edition:

  • Download Mini Melbourne Java Edition from FUSE.
  • Unzip the downloaded file to your desktop.
  • Copy the entire folder to your game save location.
  • Launch Minecraft 1.14.1+, the world should appear in your Worlds screen.

OS X

  • Download Mini Melbourne from FUSE.
  • Right-click the Mini Melbourne file.
  • Select "Open with" and choose other.
  • Select "Minecraft" or "Minecraft: Education Edition" from installed programs.
    If "Minecraft: Education Edition" is greyed out and not available to select, change the "Enable" dropdown at the bottom of the window from "Recommended Applications" to "All Applications"
  • Log in to Minecraft, the map will be installed in the Worlds screen.

iOS

  • Download Mini Melbourne from FUSE.
  • Select "Open with" and choose other.
  • Select "Minecraft" or "Minecraft: Education Edition".
  • The map will import automatically and be selectable in the Worlds screen.

How do I know which version of Minecraft I have?

On Windows

  • If your icon is a 3D block of grass, you have Java Edition.
  • If your icon is a 3D bookcase on a green background, you have Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • If your icon is a 2D block of grass, you have Bedrock Edition.

On Mac

  • If your icon is a 3D bookcase on a green background, you have Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • If your icon is a 3D block of grass, you have Java Edition.

On Linux

  • You have Java Edition.

Archaeology Adventure
Classroom activity

The Minecraft: Education Edition version of Mini Melbourne hosts the Metro Tunnel Archaeology Adventure, a multiplayer game based on excavations at historically significant sites that were cleared as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.

There's no better way to introduce students to the principles of archaeology and the importance of investigating and preserving our heritage. The activity also reinforces teamwork, record keeping and problem-solving skills as students try to uncover as many artefacts as possible and come up with their interpretation of the previous usage of their site.

Visit the FUSE website to download the Metro Tunnel Archaeology Adventure map and a wide range of teaching resources. Look out for future educational adventures in Mini Melbourne as we go underground and give students a taste of station design!