Victoria's 3D visualisation facilities

The Geological Survey of Victoria operates three-dimensional (3D) visualisation facilities in Melbourne and Warrnambool. The facilities are used to both showcase and build 3D geological models.

Three-dimensional (3D) geological models are digital representations of subsurface formations and their associated features. The 3D modelling process allows geoscientists to test their assumptions about a region’s geology, validate existing data and identify gaps in knowledge and data within a particular area.

Companies are encouraged to bring their data/3D models into the facility in order to visualise them alongside the government’s regional scale 3D models. In doing so, a broader understanding of the geological context of the area of interest can be achieved.



Companies interested in arranging a visit to the 3D facility in Melbourne should contact the Director, Geological Survey of Victoria during business hours on (03) 9452 8906. Note that while the facility can accommodate up to 20 people, smaller groups of up to 10 are preferred.


The Geological Survey of Victoria’s South West Regional Office is located in Warrnambool. The office has a dedicated theatrette for viewing 3D geological models of the state. The theatrette is used to engage with local communities about scientific studies, in relation to the Otway geological basin, which covers a large portion of south west Victoria.

South West Regional Office
Deakin University, Warrnambool
Phone: (03) 4505 0308

Page last updated: 24 Aug 2022