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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
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"shot tower"
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"great shopping"
in 101 reviews
"bourke street mall"
in 49 reviews
"waltzing matilda"
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"big clock"
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"glass dome"
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"myer and david jones"
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"lots of shops"
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"shop till you drop"
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"great place to shop"
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"shopping experience"
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"under one roof"
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"old building"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Alot of people and shops of many levels. Don't have to go anywhere else as it has all the different variety of shops and eating places. The central tower in the middle looks amazing.

Thank wayne e
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love Melbourne Central and love the section for new designers in the centre - easy access to trains and great shops and cafes.

Thank teresaboorer
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Typically very crowded but is expected as it is in the heart of the city center. Many places to eat at, as well as your typical retail outlets. Nothing too special or different from any other bustling mall, but a good place nonetheless to get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of shops to look at, always very busy which is annoying but the variety of middle and higher end shops are worth it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Melbourne Central every time, I am in Melbourne. Besides shopping there is good restaurants and bars with fresh pressed juice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go for some retail therapy. Food court also has a great variety of options.

Thank mpdj2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It does not matter which direction you walk you will always end up in Melbourne central Its well designed and the layout makes complete sense - higher cost establishments on the higher floors And the poor plebs stick to the bottom.

Thank Sisogo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason why I came here, other than the very interesting architecture, was that it was just off the tram stop to board the city circle tourist route. We also alighted at the same stop and since some of the shops closed at 7+,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw a White Tesla on display there. Beautiful unusual building. Great Food Options. Closes early Remember that

Thank Atul B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

located right at the station so you dont have far to carry all your bags from shopping. awesome shops , food stalls and also has a cinema complex. drop the kids off at the cinemas while they are watching a movie for average 1 and1/2...More

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