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The Abbotsford Convent site was established on part of the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.
The former Convent of the Good Shepherd precinct is within a bend of the Yarra River just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. It covers over 5.6 hectares. There are ten buildings on the site scattered throughout mature gardens and grounds that were laid out last century.
The Convent and its surrounds are of national significance on account of their historic, landscape and architectural values. They are recorded on the Register of the National Estate, the Victorian Heritage Register and are classified by the National Trust Australia (Vic).