Situated on the sunny southern shore of the Yarra, Southbank offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Relax in a waterside venue and watch the people passing by. Enjoy lunch, or a spot of retail therapy at nearby (a popular restaurant and shopping destination), before heading to one of the nearby art galleries, or theatres for a night out.

Arts Centre Melbourne

With an array of venues under its spire, Arts Centre Melbourne is the flagship of the performing arts in Victoria and focal point of the cultural precinct.


Looking over Melbourne from the opposite bank of the Yarra, Southgate is a unique restaurant, shopping and entertainment precinct. Set over three levels, there’s a range of eateries, bars and cafes to discover.

Crown Entertainment Complex

A mini city of shopping, dining and entertainment on the banks of the Yarra River, the Crown Entertainment Complex takes up two whole city blocks. Shoppers come to browse luxury labels at Prada, Chanel, Bulgari and Burberry.

Southbank Library at Boyd

The Southbank Library at Boyd has a reader-friendly layout, similar to a bookshop, making it much easier for borrowers to find their next great read.

Ponyfish Island

Found floating under the Pedestrian Bridge, Southbank and accessible from stairs descending from above, Ponyfish Island is a haven for wonderers and wanderers.

Melbourne Recital Centre

Known for its honeycomb exterior, the Melbourne Recital Centre combines cutting-edge architecture and stage technology with state-of-the-art acoustics.

Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre is dedicated to extending the boundaries of the performing arts, nurturing the production of contemporary Australian theatre.

Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)

Founded in 1953, the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is Australia’s oldest professional theatre company, producing up to 12 plays in a subscription season.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art gallery, and the distinctive rust-red building has become a city icon.