Suburb Profile

Docklands

Docklands became a part of the City of Melbourne municipality on 1 July 2007. The suburb's 200 hectares of land and water are on Victoria Harbour, west of the city centre. Its inclusion doubled the size of Melbourne’s central city and returned a significant area of waterfront to the city. The area is close to Melbourne's main transport networks, including Southern Cross Station, and is well-known as home to the Etihad Stadium and a large number of modern buildings, public spaces and artworks. From…

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East Melbourne

East Melbourne is an established, affluent area with gracious 19th century homes, several of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks and some of its most beautiful parks. The historic Fitzroy, Treasury and Parliament Gardens separate East Melbourne from the Central City. Here you’ll find Melbourne’s grand Parliament House, the impressive Treasury Building, St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral and the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (a hallowed sports ground for the city’s football and cricket…

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Melbourne (including The Central City)

Melbourne is the largest business, as well as residential area, in the municipality. The central city is Melbourne’s business and financial centre. It encompasses the central city grid, plus the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The central city is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities and operates 24 hours a day, serving a wide variety of residents, workers and visitors. The over-supply of office space in the central…

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Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne is bordered by the shore of Hobsons Bay and the lower reaches of the Yarra River, and includes a large area called Fishermans Bend. The suburb is split between two municipalities. The area to the north of the Westgate Freeway is in the municipality, while the southern part is in the City of Port Phillip. The suburb also forms a major transport corridor from east to west. The part of Port Melbourne that is located in the municipality does not have any residential areas, and is a…

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South Yarra

The Melbourne municipality contains only a portion of South Yarra: the area west of Punt Road is in this Local Government Area, while the area to the east is in Stonnington City Council. The area within the municipality includes an enclave of beautiful period housing, a short stretch of traffic-heavy Punt Road, a slice of the meandering Yarra River and picturesque Fawkner Park, which offers a great variety of sporting and recreation activities for visitors and local residents alike. The…

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Southbank

The life and soul of Southbank is the affluent, buzzing Southbank Promenade. This path stretches along the south side of the Yarra River from the popular Southgate shopping and dining complex to the glittering Crown Casino. The promenade is packed with cafes, shops and restaurants, with a sprinkling of upmarket hotels, major offices, public art and swish new apartments. The variety, and splendid city views, make it the perfect place for locals and visitors to drink, dine, stroll, and watch the…

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