Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

4.3
Completed in 1870, Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theater performances, weddings, receptions, and art exhibitions. The heritage-listed building has played a key role in many historic decisions that have shaped Melbourne over the last 140 years. It still serves as the city’s central municipal building and the seat of the city government. Designed by well-known local architect Joseph Reed, the landmark features a clock tower and the iconic Council Chambers. A free concert series offers visitors the opportunity to learn all about the site’s renowned Grand Organ, comprising 147 ranks and 9,568 pipes. Using our international travel planner, Melbourne attractions like Melbourne Town Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Melbourne Town Hall
map
Melbourne Town Hall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
228 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • We had some spare time on a trip back to our home town and as I am an ex-Argus journalist and was told about an exhibition about Melbourne's historic newspapers, naturally we decided to have a look. I...  more »
  • It’s a key building in the city but wouldn’t say it’s a highlight or must see if you are visitor to this city  more »
  • The Town Hall is an imposing building, occupying a prime site at the corner of Collins Street and Swanston Street. It was opened in 1870 and for many years it was the premier public building in Melbou...  more »
Google
  • I love this place. It's history reincarnated. Love coming here for concerts and shows.
  • Great historic building: Collins St. below-street-level public toilets, the ballroom with its huge organ and the cosy performance spot called Lower Town Hall. Lots to see.
  • Melbourne Town Hall has been at the heart of events which have shaped the city's future and celebrated monumental milestones. Here,Federation was debated, Nellie Melba debuted and the Beatles greeted adoring fans. It plays host to theatrical performances, weddings, receptions, exhibitions, corporate launches, school concerts, conferences and cocktail parties and has a history of 135 years. Catering for events of 10 to 2000 people, Melbourne Town Hall offers a superb suite of function rooms and spaces. I couldn’t have been luckier than this coz I witnessed Marlyn Moere performing live at this venue.
  • One of the great venues for the annual Melbourne Comedy Festival. :)
  • Historic Building which has held many historic events, yet another important building which adds to Melbourne. Love the style.

Plan your trip to Melbourne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Melbourne

The hub of tourist and commercial activity, the center of Melbourne remains the best place to stay if you're looking to splurge and enjoy every possible modern amenity during your visit. Travelers on a limited budget can search for cozy yet less expensive rooms in the seaside suburb of St Kilda or the bohemian neighborhood of Fitzroy. Though the city center offers more than a fair share of mid-range lodging options, you'll also find plenty of rooms in this price bracket in the quieter suburbs.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Melbourne by other users

28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MOROCCO December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA March, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans