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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"
in 126 reviews
"great shopping"
in 101 reviews
"bourke street mall"
in 48 reviews
"waltzing matilda"
in 18 reviews
"big clock"
in 16 reviews
"glass dome"
in 16 reviews
"myer and david jones"
in 15 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 32 reviews
"shop till you drop"
in 15 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 21 reviews
"shopping experience"
in 16 reviews
"under one roof"
in 13 reviews
"old building"
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"inner city"
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"free wifi"
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"public transport"
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"myers"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Taking trains and trams in Melbourne is the way to go. The station is really iconic and worth a visit.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A busy mall with plenty too, lots of places to stop and eat. The central area has a moving clock too which gets a few peoples attention

Thank karen b
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There were some good shops here, and they were open until 7pm, which was handy if you still want to shop after Bourke Street mall shops close. The shot tower is always impressive to see too!

Thank ladybugsSydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great shopping mall built around some very old buildings, capturing the essence of them . It is great to go inside and explore the older buildings when you shop and even more fascinating at night when the buildings are all lit up.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The roof structure is very dramatic there is no doubt but, other than that, it’s just a shopping centre.

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very varued shops on many leves. There are shoes and clothing kidss stuff . there are loads od food outlets

Thank judybartnicki
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great shopping centre with some interesting stores (bespoke kit kats anyone?). Busy as near the station but interesting stores to look around.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Melbourne Central is fantastic when you want to cure that shopping crave. It is incredible easy to get to as there is a train station underneath or numerous tram stops directly out the front. There's an abundance of shopping choices and as it is located...More

Thank Fallon A
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We walked through the first level then down to the lower level to reach the train station. This place is bustling with people in every direction. The is a large mall covering the train station. There are many shops here but will be challenging to...More

Thank FYL003
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This mall has something for everyone, shops, cafe's bars restaurants, theaters and a lot more shops!

Thank Martin P
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