Area guides

Melbourne by suburb

Albert Park

Albert Park

What’s there to do in this gracious suburb by the bay for the 51 weeks of the year when the Grand Prix isn’t on? A lot. Whether you’re...

Brunswick

Brunswick

The multicultural hub of Brunswick is fast becoming home to the hipster, but the intercontinental feeling is not lost. Drop in to one of Sydney...

Carlton

Carlton

Italian men playing cards outside a café might all feel a bit Sopranos if you're unfamiliar with this vibrant area, but there is nothing to...

Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill

From 19th century cesspit to exemplary gentrified neighbourhood. Though you’re boxed in by north-east arterial roads – Heidelberg Road, Hoddle...

Coburg

Coburg

Welcome to Coburg: the land of falafels, prisons-turned-real-estate and the last remaining $2 coffees in Melbourne. The main drag is Bell Street...

Collingwood

Collingwood

Twenty years ago you'd have sworn this inner-north 'burb could never be gentrified, but these days it's a slightly grungey strip of inventive...

Docklands

Docklands

If you thought the only things you’d find at the much-maligned waterfront precinct were seagulls and a busted ferris wheel, think again. Come...

Fitzroy

Fitzroy

Melbourne’s alternative side is full-force in Fitzroy, the inner-city mecca for all things cool and kooky. Wander along Brunswick Street,...

Footscray

Footscray

It's Footscray's multiculturalism that has fostered such a sense of community in the suburb; making it a great place to try new food and explore...

Hawthorn

Hawthorn

The brown and yellow ’burb (go the Hawks!) to the east of the CBD still bears evidence of the Gold Rush days of the 1860s in the grand...

Melbourne

Melbourne

From the shopping precincts of Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central and the glitzy Paris End of Collins Street, to the markets and galleries of...

North Melbourne

North Melbourne

In a little pocket on its own, this ’burb has the wide-hipped streets of a country town and is fiercely loved by locals for its communal feel....

Northcote

Northcote

The arts are well represented in Northcote, with regular events at the Northcote Town Hall , Northcote Social Club and Regal Ballroom ....

Prahran

Prahran

While Prahran is known chiefly for Chapel Street – its glitzy, hoity-toity shopping strip that stretches into neighbouring South Yarra and...

Richmond

Richmond

This inner-west vicinity has it all, from shopping strip Bridge Road , to the villagey Swan Street. As well as legendary rock venue, the Corner...

South Melbourne

South Melbourne

Lest you only make the trek occasionally to visit South Melbourne Market , let us tell you, there's a whole lot more to South Melbourne, from St...

South Yarra

South Yarra

They say you can see the shiny baubles and shop lights of South Yarra from space. If you're planning a hit-and-run retail day, this is your zone...

Southbank

Southbank

Melbourne's Southbank is dominated by the Crown Casino complex and the many associated bars and restaurants such as Neil Perry's Spice Temple...

St Kilda

St Kilda

Most notorious for the smiling face of the Luna Park gates, immortalised in programmes like The Secret Life of Us , St Kilda is a...

Windsor

Windsor

The Wild West end of Chapel Street has some great vintage stores to rummage around, edgier cafés, and the gorgeous Art Deco Astor Theatre to...

Yarraville

Yarraville

Yonks ago it was known as a rough inner west ’burb, but these days Yarraville’s got a wonderful community spirit. Yarraville Village hosts the...