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 600,000 square metres of Melbourne’s city centre in Minecraft.

We're delighted to share Mini Melbourne with the public.

Any Minecraft user can download the Bedrock and Java versions of Mini Melbourne for free and start exploring.

The Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: EE) versions of Mini Melbourne host a range of learning activities that teachers can share with their students.

Download Mini Melbourne

The latest update of Mini Melbourne includes models of the acoustic sheds being used at Town Hall Station to help minimise noise and dust impacts to the surrounding community.

When you arrive in the Mini Melbourne world you’ll find yourself in Metro Tunnel HQ, our visitor centre on Swanston St. Head out the door, turn right and you’ll find our acoustic shed at City Square.

Head further down Swanston Street to Federation Square to see our second acoustic shed in the heart of Melbourne.

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

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!

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.