Docklands at sunset with lights of tall buildings reflected in the water.

Adorned with art sculptures and apartment buildings, Docklands is a contemporary waterfront dining, retail and entertainment hub.

Wander through the pedestrian plazas to admire public murals and light displays. Head to The District Docklands to browse high-end fashion, jewellery and lifestyle pieces in an open-air shopping mall.

Soak up the waterfront views, grab a drink on your way to a concert at Marvel Stadium, or take your place at one of many premium bars or restaurants to watch the sunset over the shimmering water.​​​​​​​​

Docklands events


Potion Putt: A Wizardy Mini-golf Course

Test your magic and wizarding putt-putt skills at this mini-golf course.


Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.



Photographs of men, as part of Midsumma Festival.


Kiz Les Mardis

Melbourne's newest weekly Kizomba social dance party.


Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

This celebration of rollicking and spirited singing is back.



A collection of site-responsive artworks projected throughout the Mission to Seafarers.


A group exhibition exploring love, hate and physical connections.

Dragon Boat Festival

This Lunar New Year, watch dragon boat racing on Victoria Harbour.

Run for the Kids

The Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids raises funds for the Good Friday Appeal.


Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

Preschool Storytime

Sing songs and read stories with your child at Library at The Dock storytime.

Maker in Making with Microbit

Get creative on a tech project using Microbit in the Library at The Dock Makerspace.

Stroll the City with Jill Garner and Hamish Lyon

Learn about the stories and decisions that have shaped Melbourne's built environment.

Gary Willis: The Artist and the World

An exhibition exploring a range of approaches to the challenges of figurative painting.


Head to Library at the Dock to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun.

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Hear Celtic music across three indoor stages on St Paddy’s Day.


Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, rhymes at Library at The Dock.

Docklands attractions

O'Brien Icehouse

Ice arena for public skating and ice sports events, located in Docklands.


An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

The District Docklands

Open-air shopping precinct with attractions, entertainment, dining and fresh food.

GoBoat Melbourne

Be your own captain by renting a picnic boat, with no boat licence required.

Glow Golf

Good old-fashioned mini golf transformed into an amazing glow-in-the-dark-experience.

Library at The Dock

A modern public library in Docklands with harbour and park views.

Docklands Park

Kid-friendly park with walking trails and barbecue facilities.

Jem Bray Studios

Art and new media collaborative studio space in Docklands.

Hidden gems to visit in Docklands

From secret wine bars to amazing art galleries, Docklands offers more than meets the eye.

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

One-stop entertainment venue with arcade games, bowling lanes, dodgem cars and cocktail bar.

Waterfront dining

Horn and Hoof

Enjoy fine dining forest cuisine in an unbeatable waterfront location.

Steakhouse Grill 66

The modern Australian menu features a range of a steaks, burgers and a la carte dishes


Delicious Lebanese food with waterside views of Docklands.

Renzo's Bar Cafe Italiano

A stylish and modern restaurant located in the Docklands precinct, serving regional Italian cuisine.

Bhoj Docklands

Named with the Hindi word for 'feast' this restaurant offers high quality food from all over India.


Waterfront dining with a mix of classic and innovative dishes.


Casual and dynamic dining with a stunning waterside view.

Squires Loft Docklands

There's a cut of steak for everyone at this chain restaurant.

New Quay Buffet

All-you-can-eat buffet focusing on Asian cuisine.

Hooks at The Yarra

The perfect location to enjoy delicious food, cold drinks and an amazing vista.

Cafes and takeaway


Dining at Saluministi takes you on a journey through the flavours of Italy.

Neo Lemonade

Contemporary cafe in Docklands serving creative brunch alongside specialty roasted Padre Coffee.

Mr Collins

A smart, casual lunchtime pizzeria putting a modern take on classic Italian dishes.

On the Grind Melbourne

Docklands cafe serving coffee, smoothies and sandwiches.

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream

Ice cream chain from New Zealand, serving ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt.

Eclipse Coffee

Serves all-day breakfast and lunch in a bright and light Docklands space.

B Club Cafe

Cafe serving a healthy range of breakfast fare, burgers, salads and smoothies.

Theobroma Chocolate Lounge

A small chain of stores specialising in all things chocolate.


Specialises in char grills, flame seared bowls and crispy pork to satisfy the soul.

Gökotta Kaffe

Swedish-inspired food with local coffee and all-day breakfast and brunch.

Origami Sushi & Noodles

Create your own dish of noodles with chicken, beef, pork or seafood and fresh vegetables.

Caffe Esc

Great coffee, satisfying lunches and fresh salads.

Sergy Boy

Cafe bar renowned for their slow cooked, comfort meals and laid-back Friday drinks.


Healthy, wholesome, delicious meals inspired by healthy international cuisines around the world.

Chocolateria San Churro

San Churro at Docklands serves delicious churros, chocolate dipping sauce and hot chocolate.

DG Expresso

Healthy breakfast, brunch and lunch options.


Cafe located in the World Trade Centre, offering authentic Italian food made fresh daily onsite.

Peter & Co

An upmarket modern Australia cafe for freshly made lunches.

Capri Cafe & Lounge

Dog-friendly Docklands cafe open for brunch and lunch.

Docklands bars

Urban Alley Brewery

A sustainable micro-brewery and pub in the Docklands.

Le Bar Europeen

One of the world's smallest bars, licensed for just four people.

The Nixon Hotel

Docklands sports bar and pub in a convenient location outisde the stadium.

More Docklands restaurants

Archer's Restaurant

A modern, sophisticated dining space at Marriott Docklands.

Merchant Society

Malaysian fusion restaurant in Docklands serving rice, soup and noodle dishes.


Japanese restaurant offering okonomiyaki, teppanyaki and izakaya menus.

Pud Thai vs Pho

Thai and Vietnamese cuisine together under one roof.

Yassas the Greek Way

Enjoy authentic Greek-style food in a casual atmosphere at The District Docklands.

Gaylord Indian Restaurant

Gaylord showcases the finest in Indian cuisine.

Chilangos Mexican Cantina

A popular Docklands spot serving burritos, tacos and Mexican drinks.

Discover more

Southern Cross Station

Major transport hub notable for its distinctive wavy roof.

Lygon Street Italian precinct

Stroll along leafy Lygon Street in Carlton and discover where Melbourne's cafe culture was born.

The best places in Melbourne to take photos

Find stunning landmarks, street art and neon lights to shoot in the city.

Queensbridge Square

A pedestrian plaza and green space connecting Southgate and Flinders Street Station.