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Opened in March 2014, The School of Life Melbourne is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand and, where necessary change, the world.

The School of Life was founded in London in 2008 and is now open in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Melbourne, Antwerp, Belgrade, and Istanbul. We offer classes, workshops, retreats, intensives, secular sermons, and therapies in person. We also publish books, film our events and make and sell a range of objects & tools that will assist you in the quest for a more fulfilled life. We also run a consulting and training service for businesses.

The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. You will never be cornered by dogma, but we will direct you towards a variety of ideas from the humanities – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind. You will meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.


The School of Life Melbourne is a shop and classroom located at 669 Bourke St, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

We are located in the perfect spot for public transport with the 86, 96, 112 and 109 trams right outside our front door. We're also located 50m from Southern Cross Station.

Space Hire

The School of Life offers daytime, and occasionally evening and weekend hire of our classroom space, purposefully designed by the wonderful people at Fieldwork Projects. Please enquire here. 


The School of Life and Dumbo Feather partner to help realise their joint mission in facilitating meaningful conversations that can guide, console and nurture our communities. Together we run a series of programs themed around impactful storytelling and living with passion and purpose.



The School of Life Melbourne
669 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC. 3000

Box Office +61 (0)434 492 669
Shop +61 (03) 9077 8724

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday - Closed

Check the calendar for class schedule

Download TSOL for Business brochure


Kaj Löfgren
Director, TSOL Australia

Eleanor Gammell
Director, Sydney

Megan Sheehy
Director, Melbourne

Hannah Gee
Business Director

Leanne McInerney
Business Program Producer

Ellie Harris
Program Producer, Melbourne

Kathryn Renowden
Retail Manager

Sean Connolly
Front of House Manager

Zoe Stark
Classroom Manager, Melbourne

John Armstrong
Philosopher in Chief