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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 2 days ago

Take your pick, there are shops everywhere and food satisfying every taste in cuisine. A must stop for any traveller.

Thank simm05000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is part of the Melbourne main shopping area. A very good variety of shops and food out let's. A good place to shop and eat.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of shops and of course for tourists the iconic clock which is lovely as it's sounds out on the hour. Let's people know they are in Australia.

Thank timeout32
Reviewed 1 week ago

This shopping mall is spread out , and features a more individual shopping experience as opposed to Collins Street. It does have places to grab a bite or a coffee.The centre looks to have been smartened up in recent years. The focus is still the...More

Thank Boudin882
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a Mall, Trainstation and also has restaurants and Bars. My highlight is the bowling that also offers Laser Tag and Escape rooms with promos on Sundays. I also watched the clock show at 12 which is nice to see. I think it is...More

Thank Evelyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Melbourne Central is a huge, awesome mall with everything type of store you can imagine. The shot tower makes for an amazing visitor photo. Plus with a supermarket and train station underneath, what more could you ask for?

Thank whopdedoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed shopping here. All the Australian and imported brands available. There are two big Myers and David Jones shops. Huge h and m outlet too.

Thank 14,111,966
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to show visitors the historic Shot Tower in Melbourne Central. I was really annoyed that ALL 4 sides were covered in marketing banners?????? Seriously ??? So you couldn't knock it down to build the shopping centre so you decide to cover it with...More

Thank Tania S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good shopping for teens my daughter loves it in here. Easily accessible to the train and tram. Can walk over to Emporium

Thank Net M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Melbourne central and it has changed "allot" since our last visit. Many shops that were favourites have moved, others disappeared and many new ones moved in. From what I could see if you can navigate the huge space you should be able to...More

Thank yummy472
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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