Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art throughout the city.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Where to find street art

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 and make your own discoveries or see the highlights with a self-guided walking tour using our street art map, which includes the following places:

  • Strachan Lane
  • Duckboard Place
  • 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
  • Degraves Street
  • 223 Franklin Street

Or download the Melbourne Street Art Map in English (PDF 1MB) or Chinese (PDF 1MB).

Melbourne street art mural of two women with eyes downcast, in Croft Alley.
Street art in Croft Alley, 2019

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 in Melbourne visit City of Melbourne.

Melbourne Street Art Tour