Flinders Street Station

Ah, Flinders Street Station – its yellow dome is so iconically Melbourne that Weddings Parties Anything (that most Melburnian of pub rock bands) wrote 'Under the Clocks' in its honour and Time Out has the regular 'Flinders Street Steps' spot in our print magazine devoted to the ridiculous comments you can overhear while waiting to meet people there among the buskers, hellfire preachers and punk kids.

If you ever hear of one of the ultra-rare tours of the station's disused ballroom (the only inhabitants these days are pigeons), jump on it – the room is still spectacular.

The whole station is up for a major redesign (which will maintain its heritage) after the Victorian Coalition Government ran an international Flinders Street Station Design Competition in 2011. It was won by HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron in August 2013.

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By Time Out Melbourne editors   |   Photos by Roberto Seba   |  

Flinders Street Station details

Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St

Melbourne 3000

Nearby Stations: Flinders Street

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Restaurants near Flinders Street Station

Taxi Dining Room

65m - Go for the exquisite food, stay for the enviable views of Melbourne. Located...

Kim Sing

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Bars & pubs near Flinders Street Station

Beer DeLuxe: Melbourne

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Young & Jackson

53m - No matter how many times we pass the grand old pub opposite Flinders Street...


113m - Located at the top floor of the Transport Hotel, Transit is a cocktail...

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Deakin Edge

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Sticky Institute

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The Famous Spiegeltent

82m - This awesomely atmospheric circus tent will appear in Federation Square for...

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