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66 Lygon Street Carlton, Melbourne, VI, AU, 3053

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»Victorian Trades Hall

Raised in 1859, the Victorian Trades Hall represents the trade union movement of the 19th Century. It has been refurbished and renovated on several occasions. For more details, check the website.

Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets
Melbourne, VIC 3053

»Horticultural Hall

Horticultural Hall, the classic 19th-century castle marvels visitors with its brilliant architecture. The castle designed by William Ellerker, provides a unique spectacle with its brilliant and original architectural pattern where brilliant spatial experimentation is visible. The Horti Hall gallery hosts exhibitions which display a range of contemporary artists.

31 Victoria Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

»Old Magistrates Court

Built in the 19th Century, Old Magistrates Court is an old prison court where Australia's notorious criminals have once been held captive and tried at. You can find here a Watch House and other trail rooms where infamous criminals like Ned Kelly and gangster Squizzy Taylor were put behind bars. There is much other memorabilia that enunciates the contemporary crime scene of Melbourne.

377 Russell Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

»Swanston Street

Swanston Street is considered to be the main roadway of Melbourne. It was built in 1837 and is christened after a Tasmanian banker, Captain Charles Swanston. It has several tram routes and is mostly car free. It is also used by cyclists in the city. It is the base of the RMIT University and The University of Melbourne. This vibrant street is a nice place to explore as well since it has quite a few interesting sites. These include the Curtin House, Melbourne Town Hall, City Square, St Paul's Cathedral, Capitol Theatre, State Library of Victoria, Federation Square and Queen Victoria Village (QV Village). There are also many arcades, cafes and shops dotting this historic thoroughfare. It is the home of parades and carnivals like Moomba and Anzac Day.

Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3053

»Old Melbourne Gaol

Opened in 1841, Victoria's oldest surviving prison housed thousands of inmates over the years, including the infamous Ned Kelly who was hanged here in 1880. The architecture remains untouched, apart from a few modern conveniences. For braver souls, candlelight visits are also available. The gift shop sells a variety of Australian souvenirs as well as Kelly memorabilia. There is also a cafe nearby.

377 Russell Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

»Carlton Gardens

Situated on the outskirts of the city, Carlton Gardens surround the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building and new Melbourne Museum. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is certainly the pride of the city and is surely a must visit attraction.

Rathdowne Street
Melbourne, VIC 3053

»The Wheeler Centre

One of the more exciting libraries you could ever visit, The Wheeler Center not only provides thousands upon thousands of books, but it is also a hub for many different artists who will entertain you at their 200 seat performance space. It is also worth mentioning that many different events and programs were organized here by the The Wheeler Center, and there are always new ones being added to their calendar. Be sure to check out their web site for more details, since each month there is something new to learn or experience.

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

»State Library of Victoria

Established in 1853, the State Library is currently the largest public research and reference library in Victoria. Although it is not a lending library, books, information, services and reading rooms are available to the general public. The library offers a vast range of collections that include current and historical books, manuscripts, maps and photographs. The library now includes a courtyard area around the central domed building and a multimedia center. The help desk in the foyer provides information on free guided tours of the history and architecture of the library as well as information on talks, workshops, exhibitions, seminars and other programs offered throughout the year.

328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Located in the heart of the city in Little Bourke Street, Chinatown is the focus for Melbourne's Chinese community. It is home to a plethora of Chinese and other Asian restaurants and curiosity shops. Colorful Chinese New Year celebrations are held here annually. Since the 1850s gold rush that brought many Chinese to Victoria, Melbourne's Chinatown has grown to become the only continuous Chinese settlement in Australia. Among today's restaurants and shops, there is still a fascinating sense of the brothels and opium dens that prevailed in bygone days. To discover more of the area's history visit the Chinese Museum or take the Chinatown Heritage Tour.

Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

»The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has been a center of academic excellence in Melbourne for quite some time. It is 1/8th of the presitigious group of universities in Australia known as the Sandstone Universities, including the Universities of Sydney, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, and others. With a student population of around 44,000 and a beautiful array of gothic revival buildings, it is definitely worth a stroll around the grounds for a look around.  

801 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3010

»Tourism Victoria

Tourism Victoria is the main government body for the promotion of tourism in Victoria. As well as undertaking a wide variety of marketing activities both in Australia and overseas, they produce a very good selection of publications covering all regions of the state, which will be mailed out free of charge on request.

121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Melbourne is the second most populated city in Australia. It is a major business and financial center and has the nation's busiest seaport. Known as a city that never sleeps, it offers a wide choice of theaters, concert halls, restaurants, boutiques, cafes, bars, galleries, parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Famous for its sports, fashion and festivals that go on throughout the year, it's one of the most desirable cities to live in and visit. Luna Park and Flinders Street Station are some of the notable attractions found in this vibrant city.

Melbourne, VIC
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