M1 is NEXTDC's flagship Australian data centre facility located less than 3km from Melbourne's CBD. The Melbourne facility is the largest independent colocation data centre in the city, with six data halls measuring 1,000m² each and features a 400kW rooftop photovoltaic solar array – the largest privately funded installation in Australia, making it the first data centre in Asia Pacific to use solar power as a supplementary energy source.
See the NextDC website for more information and video previews about M1.
This is a TelSoc member’s only opportunity to visit an operational Data Centre. There will 3 group tours of the Data Centre and each group will contain a maximum of 8 people. You will need to register as soon as possible for your preferred tour time.
- Group 1 (8 people) meet 4pm then 4.15pm start for 30mins (Fully booked)
- Group 2 (8 people) meet 4.30pm then 4.45pm start for 30mins (Fully booked)
- Group 3 (8 people) meet 5pm then 5.15pm start for 30mins (Fully booked)
To become a TelSoc member or to renew your membership, please Join the TelSoc as a financial member. Depending on your professional and financial situation, your membership fee may be tax deductable.
Note: Please be on time as latecomers will not be able to join a tour that has already commenced. On the day you will be expected to present photo identification (Driver License or Passport) and MUST be wearing appropriate flat enclosed footwear. Children are not permitted on this tour.
There is limited car parking in the streets neighbouring the data centre.
For Public transport information, refer to the PTV website for 237 bus details as following:
- Bus no. 237 City → Fishermens Bend – route timetable & map (pdf)
Bus stop nearest to the destination is Ingles St / Lorimer St then walk 2 minutes (101m) to 826-846 Lorimer St, Port Melbourne
NEXTDC is ASX300 listed and an Australia-wide Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) provider. It is at the forefront of the industry - providing its customers and partners across Australia with the latest in data centre services and design. NEXTDC has physical data centre presence in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
See nextdc.com for more information.