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Street art

Melbourne street art in croft alley- artist BombG
Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art throughout the city.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Offering a feast of colour, ideas and energy, Melbourne's internationally renowned street art scene has become an attraction for local and overseas visitors.

Street art locations

To find the best street art in Melbourne, you don't have to go far, as the city's many laneways are filled with colourful murals, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media art.

Wander around to make your own discoveries, or if you have limited time, our two-hour street art walk covers the highlights and suggest some additional street art spots to explore.

Our self-guided street art walk covers the following locations:

  • Strachan Lane
  • Duckboard Place and AC/DC Lane
  • Hosier Lane
  • Presgrave Place
  • Union Lane
  • Tattersalls Lane​
  • Drewery Lane
  • Guildford Lane
  • 436 Queen Street
  • Blender Lane
  • Coromandel Place
  • Meyers Place
  • Croft Alley
  • Beaney Lane
  • Higson Lane
  • 223 Franklin Street

It's also available to download in two languages:


Street art vs graffiti

Street art is artistic work that is commissioned or painted with permission and contributes to a vibrant urban environment. Graffiti typically includes tagging, writing, etching or scribbling that is done without permission.

For more on the difference between street art and graffiti visit City of Melbourne.

Image of Laneways & arcades
Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne's laneways have been revitalised with street art, bustling cafes and atmospheric bars.
Image of Public art
Inspiring art is everywhere in Melbourne - hidden in nooks and crannies, over, under and around street corners and right where you'd never expect to find it.

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