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Melbourne Central

| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9922 1100
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Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring. Bringing together more than 300 retailers over five levels, Melbourne Central is home to an absorbing range of Australian and international fashion brands from Gorman, Alannah Hill, Crumpler to Vans and Nique. Take a sugar break at Cupcake Central, a beauty break at Mecca Maxima or an indulgent time-out at Self Centred Medi Spa. The buzz continues after dark, whether you are lurking in Knox Lane with its graffiti by Melbourne's infamous DABS and MYLA, or basking beneath a screen in the Hoyts Lux Cinema. Spanning two city blocks, the centre boasts several unique architectural features including the giant Marionette Watch hanging in Shot Tower Square, famous for its hourly rendition of the Australian anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'. The square is named after the historic Coops Shot Tower a bullet-making facility built in 1889. Today, the brick shot tower stands proudly in its original place, protected by a modern twist: the magnificent Glass Cone, designed in the '80s by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. While it floods the centre with natural light, the Glass Cone's design also makes it one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks. Located atop the City Loop Melbourne Central train station and can be found on the iconic free city circle tram route. Melbourne Central boasts 822 car parks making it the perfect base for Melbourne city excursions. The five-star-rated parents' retreat offers a sanctuary for families, while The Little Library free book exchange provide spaces for pause and escape from the city's frenetic buzz. Whatever brings you to Melbourne, be it shopping, exploring, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe. Or to go behind the scenes book a place on Melbourne Central's Unlocked Tour which leads visitors around hidden nooks, rarely-seen vantage points and secret rooftops. Bernadette Alibrando can also tell you the tales of Melbourne Central's huge range of artworks in the Walk to Art Tours. For bookings please visit the Melbourne Central website.
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| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9922 1100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The mall is well connected to other areas like Emporium, Myer, David Jones, QV Melbourne, Chinatown, Block Arcade, and other interesting laneways. The second level is a dining area which offers mostly (average) Asian food and get can really busy during lunch and dinner times....More

Thank ChinSF
Reviewed 5 days ago

The best place to start IMHO. It's got everything for everyone. Mid-priced. Parking is understandably $$$. Especially when you have teens who want everything they see. Coz you can't do luxe every day

Thank Adeleine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lux Hoyts cinema was really nice and Melbourne Central offers a little bit of everything..Perfect for few hours to kill😊

Thank Mariusz E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This shopping mall is very similar to European malls but enables one to get a feel of the culture of Melbourne. It is vibrant with lots of food outlets and shopping galore!

Thank SC201610
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 storeys of shopping that will suit every style of shopper. Put your walking shoes on fellas they walk everywhere.

Thank Darren V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to see a movie or shop Melbourne Central has it and more. I love the excitement in the air whenever I go to Melbourne Central. Always something new to see. For a little quite time hit the movies on the upper mezzanine and take...More

Thank Vivien2223
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's busy, and, looking down from the third level, reminds me of an ant's nest. If you like busy, lots' of movement and plenty of fast food, and cinemas, you'll be happy here. Some of the business that were new and fresh 25 years ago...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shopping area especially on a rainy cold Melbourne winters day. This place has a good range for everyone, with the cheaper shops on the lower floor, mid- range on the middle 2 floors and the higher end designer suit shops etc on the top...More

Thank lindamonkjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning space with architecture to be admired. At the same time, enjoy the great boutiques that inner city Melbourne has to offer and shop up a storm, with something for everyone.

Thank Jacinta2909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had great time wandering in and out of the various levels. Highlight for me was the clock in the centre...so lovely to watch the mechnical native birds and listen to the music when the clock struck on the hour. Was there to visit Milligram, buying...More

Thank Ph0enix2014
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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