Monuments and Landmarks in Melbourne (Australia)

Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Bourke Street is one of the main streets of Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD) and a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. It was traditionally the entertainment hub of inner-city Melbourne, and is now also a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare. During the Marvellous Melbourne era, Bourke Street was the location of many of the city's theatres and cinemas. Today it continues as a major retail shopping precinct with the Bourke Street Mall running between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets, numerous ...
Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Collins Street, Melbourne

    Collins Street is a major street in the centre of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. It is known for its grand Victorian architecture, prestigious boutiques and high-end retailers. Collins Street has served as Melbourne's traditional main street since 1837 and was laid out as a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. The eastern end of Collins Street is known colloquially as the 'Paris End' due to its numerous heritage buildings, shopping boutiques and alfresco dining culture, features immortalised as part of the ...
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
  • Melbourne Central Shopping Centre

    Melbourne Central is a large shopping centre, office, and public transport hub in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The complex includes the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, which was refurbished in 2005 by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall; the Melbourne Central railway station (a part of the City Loop underground railway and formerly called Museum); and the 211-metre (692 ft) high office tower with its distinctive black colour and two communications masts. The centre features a gross leasable area of 55,100 ...
Federation Square
  • Federation Square

    Federation Square is a mixed-use development in the inner city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 ha (7.9 acres) and centred on three major public spaces – St. Paul's Court, The Square, and The Atrium. Built on a concrete deck above busy railway lines, it is located at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street/St Kilda Road in the city's central business district, adjacent to Flinders Street station.
Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Arts Centre Melbourne

    The Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre and briefly officially called the Arts Centre, is a performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, located in the central Melbourne suburb of Southbank in Victoria, Australia. It was designed by architect Sir Roy Grounds, the masterplan for the complex (along with the National Gallery of Victoria) was approved in 1960 and construction began in 1973 following some delays. The ...
Princess Theatre (Melbourne)
  • Princess Theatre (Melbourne)

    The Princess Theatre is a 1488-seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia, and is the oldest continuous entertainment site on mainland Australia. It is listed by the National Trust of Australia and is on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Crown Melbourne
  • Crown Melbourne

    Crown Melbourne (also referred to as Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex) is a casino and resort located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia. Crown Casino is a unit of Crown Limited, and the first casino of the now-international Crown brand. Initially having opened in 1994 on the north bank of the Yarra, Crown Melbourne relocated and re–opened on the south bank of the Yarra, in 1997. It remains one of the central features of the Southbank ...
Parliament House, Melbourne
  • Parliament House, Melbourne

    Parliament House, Melbourne was constructed between 1855 and 1929 and is located on Spring Street in East Melbourne, Victoria. It has served as both the seat of the Parliament of Victoria (1855–1901, 1927–present) and as the seat of the Federal Parliament of Australia (1901–27). The building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005–6.
Parliament of Victoria
  • Parliament of Victoria

    The Parliament of Victoria is the bicameral legislature of the Australian state of Victoria. It follows a Westminster-derived parliamentary system and consists of The Queen, represented by the Governor of Victoria; the Legislative Assembly (lower house); and the Legislative Council (upper house). The Parliament meets at Parliament House in the state capital Melbourne. The two Houses of Parliament have 128 Members in total, 88 in the lower house and 40 in the upper house. Victoria has compulsory voting and uses preferential ...
Queen Victoria Market
  • Queen Victoria Market

    The Queen Victoria Market (also known locally as Vic Market or Queen Vic) is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares (17 acres) is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. The Queen Victoria Market is the largest and most intact surviving 19th century market in the city. The Melbourne central business district once hosted three major markets, but two of them, the Eastern Market and Western Market, both opened before the Queen Victoria, and ...
Royal Exhibition Building
  • Royal Exhibition Building

    The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed in 1880. It is located at 9 Nicholson Street in the Carlton Gardens, flanked by Victoria, Carlton and Rathdowne Streets, at the north-eastern edge of the central business district. It was built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880–81 and later hosted (in the Western annex) the opening of the first Parliament of Australia in 1901. Throughout the 20th century smaller sections and wings of ...
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl

    The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is an outdoor performance venue in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located in the lawns and gardens of Kings Domain, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne, close to the Arts Centre and the Southbank entertainment precinct. It was officially opened by Prime Minister Robert Menzies on 12 February 1959, with an audience of 30,000 people, and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Margaret Court Arena
  • Margaret Court Arena

    Margaret Court Arena is an Australian tennis and multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue located in Melbourne, Victoria. The arena, which was built in 1987, has a capacity of 7,500. The venue is part of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park, which is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct (MSEP).
Shrine of Remembrance
  • Shrine of Remembrance

    The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road. It was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. It is a site of annual observances of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November) and is one of the largest war memorials in Australia. Designed by architects Phillip ...
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

    Birdwood Ave 3004 Melbourne VIC Australia
    Melbourne Gardens extends over 38 hectares and displays more than 50,000 plants. Diverse plant collections, year-round events, unique tours, and a reputation as one of the world's finest gardens has made Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria one of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions. Located on Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Open 7:30am - sunset daily. Cranbourne Gardens and the award-winning Australian Garden are located a 45-minute drive from Melbourne's CBD. Discover more than 170,000 individual Australian native plants from 1,700 different plant varieties in the 15-hectare ...
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
  • Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

    Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge. The attraction is a Sea Life Centre owned by Merlin Entertainments.
Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Eureka Skydeck 88

    7 Riverside Quay, Southbank 3006 Melbourne VIC Australia
    The Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform with the world's first EDGE experience Skydeck Admission: Adult - $20 Concession - $15.50 Child - $11.50 Family - $46 Edge Admission (optional): Adult - $12 Concession - $10 Child - $8 Family - $29
Regent Theatre, Melbourne
  • Regent Theatre, Melbourne

    The Regent Theatre is a 2,143 seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia. It is listed by the National Trust of Australia and is on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Block Arcade, Melbourne
  • Block Arcade, Melbourne

    The Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne's Golden Mile heritage walk runs through the arcade. The arcade proper is L-shaped, connecting Collins Street at the south end to Elizabeth Street on the west. The 'L' shape is converted into a 'T' through the junction on the north side with Block Place, a partly covered pedestrian lane that leads to Little Collins Street, opening opposite the Royal Arcade. The Block Arcade ...
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is Australia's national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art – situated at Federation Square, Melbourne. During the 2015-16 financial year, 1.45 million people visited ACMI, the second-highest attendance of any gallery or museum in Australia, and the most visited moving image museum in the world.
Cooks' Cottage
  • Cooks' Cottage

    Cooks' Cottage, also known as Captain Cook's Cottage, is located in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. The cottage was constructed in 1755 in the English village of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, by the parents of Captain James Cook, James and Grace Cook, and was brought to Melbourne in 1934 by Sir Russell Grimwade. It is a point of conjecture among historians whether James Cook, the famous navigator, ever lived in the house, but almost certainly he visited his parents at ...
Hosier Lane
Polly Woodside
  • Polly Woodside

    Polly Woodside is a Belfast-built, three-masted, iron-hulled barque, preserved in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), and forming the central feature of the South Wharf precinct. The ship was originally built in Belfast by William J. Woodside and was launched in 1885. Polly Woodside is typical of thousands of smaller iron barques built in the last days of sail, intended for deep water trade around the world and designed to be operated as economically as possible.
General Post Office, Melbourne
  • General Post Office, Melbourne

    The General Post Office, situated on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in Melbourne, is the former General Post Office for Victoria. Still owned by the Federal Government, the building appears on all major heritage lists; the National Trust of Victoria (Australia), the Commonwealth Heritage List and the state of Victoria, where it is noted for its fine and impressive architecture and historical significance. The location of the post office is still used as a point of reference for the ...
Princes Bridge
  • Princes Bridge

    Princes Bridge, originally Prince's Bridge, is an important bridge in central Melbourne, Australia that spans the Yarra River. It is built on the site of one of the oldest river crossings in Australia. The bridge connects Swanston Street on the north bank of the Yarra River to St Kilda Road on the south bank, and carries road, tram and pedestrian traffic. The present bridge was built in 1888 and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Because of its position, Princes ...
Palace Theatre, Melbourne
  • Palace Theatre, Melbourne

    The Palace Theatre (also known as The Palace) was an entertainment venue located in Melbourne, Australia. First built in 1912, it underwent various alterations and renovations throughout its life. Originally used for theatre, it was also used as a cinema and for live music. Since late 2012 when it was sold, it has been subject to proposals for demolition and replacement, generating much opposition.
Council House 2
  • Council House 2

    Council House 2 (also known as CH2), is an office building located at 240 Little Collins Street in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. It is used by the City of Melbourne council, and in April 2005, became the first purpose-built office building in Australia to achieve a maximum Six Green Star rating, certified by the Green Building Council of Australia. CH2 officially opened in August 2006.
APA Building
  • APA Building

    The APA Building was a Victorian "skyscraper" in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; at 12 storeys and 53m to the tip of its corner spire, it was the tallest commercial building in Australia at the time of its construction in 1888-9, later reputed (erroneously) to have been the world's tallest (or the third or fourth tallest) at the time. Originally known as the Australian Building, it was located at 49 Elizabeth Street, on the corner of Flinders Lane in Melbourne, and was ...
Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct
  • Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct

    The Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct is a series of sports stadiums and venues, located in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. The precinct is situated around 3 km east of the Melbourne city centre, located in suburbs of Melbourne and Jolimont, near East Melbourne and Richmond. It is considered to be Australia's "premier sports precinct" and regularly hosts some of the biggest domestic and international sporting events, including the AFL Grand Final (Australian rules football), Australian Open (tennis) and Boxing Day Test ...
Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne
  • Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne

    Her Majesty's Theatre is a 1,700 seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia. Built in 1886, it is located at 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. It is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Purchased in 2000 by Mike Walsh, the theatre was restored and refitted to accommodate larger productions.
Kings Domain
  • Kings Domain

    Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It surrounds Government House Reserve, the home of the Governors of Victoria, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the Shrine Reserve incorporating the Shrine of Remembrance. The park was established in 1854, extending the Domain Parklands further north-west, it covers an area of 36 hectares of lawns and pathways set among non-native and native Australian mature trees, a mixture of deciduous and evergreens. In the 19th century the Kings Domain ...
City Square, Melbourne
  • City Square, Melbourne

    The City Square is a pedestrian plaza and former civic centre located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne, Australia. The square is currently bounded by Swanston Street, Collins Street, Flinders Lane and the Westin Hotel. Melbourne Town Hall (1870) and St Paul’s Cathedral (1891) are prominent landmarks to the north and south respectively. The square has been redeveloped several times and associated with a number of controversies over the years. The square closed on 3 April 2017 in preparation ...
Scots' Church, Melbourne
  • Scots' Church, Melbourne

    The Scots' Church is a Presbyterian church in Melbourne, Australia. It was the first Presbyterian church to be built in the Port Phillip District (now the state of Victoria) and is located on Collins Street. It is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and has been described as "an icon for well over a hundred years".
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
  • Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

    Elizabeth Street is one of the main streets in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, part of the Hoddle Grid laid out in 1837. It is presumed to have been named in honour of governor Richard Bourke's wife. The street is famous as a retail shopping precinct, particularly for motorcycles and cameras. It is also connected with key shopping and tourist destinations such as Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne's GPO, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre and Queen Victoria Market.
Melbourne Athenaeum
  • Melbourne Athenaeum

    The Athenaeum or Melbourne Athenaeum is one of the oldest public institutions in Victoria, Australia, founded in 1839. Its building in Collins St in the Melbourne City Centre consists of a main theatre hosting theatre, comedy and music performances, a small studio theatre, and a subscription library. The building was added to the National Trust's Register of Historic Buildings in 1981 and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The theatre is part of Melbourne's East End Theatre District.
Nylex Clock
  • Nylex Clock

    The Nylex Clock is heritage listed as an iconic feature of Melbourne and is considered part of the popular culture of the city. It is neon sign sitting atop malting storage silos in the suburb of Cremorne, Victoria, Australia. It is located adjacent to the northern bank of the Yarra River and the Monash Freeway and displays the time and temperature alternately. The text also alternates displaying the words 'Nylex Plastics' that changes to 'Nylex Every Time!'. It is visible ...
Curtin House
  • Curtin House

    Curtin House is a six-storey Commercial Palazzo style building on Swanston Street in the Melbourne city centre, known in the 2000s as a 'vertical lane', with a range of specialist retailing, dining, and entertainment spaces occupying much of the building.
Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
  • Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

    Lonsdale Street is a main street and thoroughfare in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia. It runs roughly east-west and was laid out in 1837 as one of Melbourne's original boundaries within the Hoddle Grid. The street extends from Spring Street in the east to Spencer Street in the west. Lonsdale Street is home to multiple office buildings, churches, restaurants and shopping centres. Its most famous function is housing the State of Victoria's legal precinct and courthouses. The street is also ...
Forum Theatre
  • Forum Theatre

    The Forum Theatre (originally the State Theatre) is a theatre, cinema and live music venue located on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street in Melbourne, Australia. Built in 1929, it was designed by leading US ‘picture palace’ architect John Eberson, in association with the local architectural firm Bohringer, Taylor & Johnson. Designed as an "Atmospheric theatre", the interior intended to evoke a Florentine walled garden, complete with a cerulean-blue ceiling sprinkled with lights like twinkling stars, mimicking a ...
Sandridge Bridge
  • Sandridge Bridge

    The Sandridge Bridge is a historic former railway bridge over the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The 178.4-metre-long (585 ft) bridge which runs diagonally to the river's banks was redeveloped in 2006 as a new pedestrian and cycle path featuring public art. It is the third bridge on the site and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Capitol Theatre, Melbourne
  • Capitol Theatre, Melbourne

    The Capitol Theatre is a single screen cinema located on Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia (opposite the Melbourne Town Hall). The theatre, part of the Capitol House building, was opened in 1924, and is renowned for its geometric plaster ceiling. The theatre was renovated in the 1960s to reduce its size and covert the stalls area into a shopping arcade. After a period of inactivity in the early 1990s, the Capitol Theatre was purchased in May 1999 by Royal Melbourne Institute ...
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
  • Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

    The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne is the metropolitan diocese of the Province of Victoria in the Anglican Church of Australia. The diocese was founded from the Diocese of Australia by letters patent of 25 June 1847 and includes the cities of Melbourne and Geelong and also some more rural areas. The cathedral church is St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. The ordinary of the diocese is the Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, who was translated from the Anglican Diocese of The Northern ...
St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne
  • St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne

    St Mary Star of the Sea is one of the most beautiful and historically significant churches in Australia. The foundation stone of St Mary's was laid in 1882 and the building was completed by 1900. Since 2002 restoration has been ongoing to restore the church to its original splendor. Built with seating for over 1,200 people, it has been described as the largest parish church in Melbourne, in Victoria, or even in Australia.
Government House, Melbourne
  • Government House, Melbourne

    Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, currently Linda Dessau. It is located in Kings Domain, Melbourne, next to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Government House was opened in 1876, on land that had originally been set aside in 1841. Previous governors' residences included La Trobe's Cottage (1839–1854), Toorak House (1854–1874), and Bishopscourt (1874–1876). It was designed by William Wardell in the Italianate style, and modelled to some extent on Queen Victoria's Osborne House residence. Between 1901 and ...
Melbourne Town Hall
  • Melbourne Town Hall

    Melbourne Town Hall is the central municipal building of the City of Melbourne, Australia, in the State of Victoria. It is located on the northeast corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, in the central business district. It is the seat of the local government area of the City of Melbourne. It has been used for multiple purposes such as concerts, theatrical plays and exhibitions.
St Michael's Uniting Church, Melbourne
  • St Michael's Uniting Church, Melbourne

    St Michael’s Uniting Church is a church in Collins Street in central Melbourne, Australia. Originally the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later Collins Street Uniting Church, St Michael's has become well known as a centre of liberal theology and political radicalism under its outspoken minister, Rev Ric Holland, currently the church's executive minister. The church became a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia at its inception in 1977.
Exhibition Street, Melbourne
  • Exhibition Street, Melbourne

    Exhibition Street is a major street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. The street is named after the International Exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Building in 1880, and was previously known as Stephen Street from 1837. The street runs roughly north-south and was laid out as part of the original Hoddle Grid.
Flinders Street Viaduct
  • Flinders Street Viaduct

    The Flinders Street Viaduct is a railway bridge in Melbourne, Australia. Made up of six tracks of varying ages, it links Flinders Street station to Southern Cross station and forms the main link between the eastern and western parts of the Victorian rail network. The viaduct takes a twisted path, passing behind the former Victorian Railways headquarters at 67 Spencer Street, taking a sharp 90 degree turn east from Spencer Street, swinging southward around the back of the former Fish Market ...