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 street art self-guided walk. The walk will guide you through classic street art spots like Hosier Lane, AC/DC Lane and Blender Lane, and newer additions like Flinders Way and the Upper West Side Arts Precinct.

A large green floral street art mural

Guide to Melbourne’s best street art

We've found the best art hiding in laneways, on buildings and exploding out of the walls.
Street art mural of a women's face.

Melbourne street art walk

See Melbourne’s world-renowned street art on this walk through the city's laneways.

Street art events

Freehand Street Art Workshop

Learn a variety of spray-painting techniques from a renowned street artist.


Melbourne Street Art Tours

Local guides treat you to some of Melbourne's underground treasures.


Stencil Art Workshop

Learn how to create quirky stencil art on canvas with street artist N20.

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

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