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.​​​​​​​​

Free bike valet service

Ride your bike into town without the stress this September. For three weekends in a row, starting 3 September, the Bicycle Network team will park your bike for free while you visit. Even better? People who use the valet service and spend money in the Docklands precinct will receive $25 cash back! Register online to get involved.

Docklands events

22 Jul - 31 Dec

Brush By The Vines

Create your own artistic masterpiece while enjoying a glass of something alongside friends.


Witness an exciting display of gravitational waves and phenomena.

25 Sep - 27 Nov

Makers Market at The District

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

26 Jun - 11 Dec

Docklands Community Market

A food and craft market held twice a month.

12 Jul - 6 Nov


An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

29 Jun - 31 Jan

Potion Putt: A Wizardy Mini-golf Course

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

14 Sep - 6 Oct

Julie Vinci: Drift Net Nights

View a series of hanging artworks on display at Library at The Dock.

13 Jan - 22 Dec

Tai Chi at Docklands

Enjoy a morning class of tai chi and qigong, the perfect mind and body exercise.

26 Apr - 29 Nov

Stompers at Library at The Dock

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun at Library at the Dock Stompers.

13 Sep - 4 Oct

Salsa in the City

Enjoy fun and free pop-up salsa dance classes at Docklands this spring.

14 Sep - 6 Oct

Kip Scott: Tokyo Midnight

Explore the way Tokyo comes to life between dawn and dusk.

27 Apr - 30 Nov

Songbirds at Library at The Dock

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

30 Aug - 27 Sep

Ultukunpa: Honey Grevillea

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics that depict the creation story of the honey grevillea.

Waterfront dining

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

Sunset House Bar

An oasis above the urban sprawl, a lounge bar with sunset views and colourful cocktails.

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.

SPQR Pizzeria

Wood-fired sourdough pizzas, Italian wines and street art.

Gaylord Indian Restaurant

Gaylord showcases the finest in Indian cuisine.

Chilangos Mexican Cantina

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

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.

Hidden gems to visit in Docklands

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

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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.

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Crown Melbourne

Luxury riverside complex for dining, shopping and entertainment.