Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring.

Bringing together more than 300 retailers over five levels, Melbourne Central is home to an absorbing range of Australian and international fashion brands from Nike, Country Road, Forever New, Gorman, Bul to Vans and Nique. Take a sugar break at Cupcake Central, a beauty break at Mecca Maxima or Sephora or an indulgent time-out at Self Centred Medi Spa.

The buzz continues after dark with Hoyts Cinema, Pancake Parlour and Asian Beer Café on Level 3. Spanning two city blocks, the centre boasts several unique architectural features including the giant Marionette Watch hanging in Shot Tower Square, famous for its hourly rendition of the Australian anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'. The square is named after the historic Coops Shot Tower a bullet-making facility built in 1889. Today, the brick shot tower stands proudly in its original place, protected by a modern twist: the magnificent Glass Cone, designed in the '80s by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. While it floods the centre with natural light, the Glass Cone's design also makes it one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks.

Located atop the City Loop Melbourne Central train station and can be found on the iconic free city circle tram route. Melbourne Central boasts 822 car parks making it the perfect base for Melbourne city excursions. The five-star-rated parents' retreat offers a sanctuary for families, while The Little Library free book exchange provide spaces for pause and escape from the city's frenetic buzz. Whatever brings you to Melbourne, be it shopping, exploring, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe.

Our Precincts 
Here is your chance to get to know our building a little better. There are numerous unique architectural, entertainment and retail gems located at Melbourne Central so make sure you see them all. 

Shot Tower Square, Level 1
Take in the grandeur of the historic Shot Tower and marvel at the architecture of the iconic glass cone.  

Menzies Place
Menzies Place caters to everything from a quick bite to a leisurely lunch or dinner. It provides the perfect fuel to keep you going.
Lower Ground Level
Conveniently located next to Melbourne Central Station, Lower Ground offers a convenient food court, anchored by Coles Central. You will also find an unique and eclectic mix of retail shops. 
Ground Level
Home to Melbourne’s best mix of beauty retailers, with Mecca Maxima, MAC, The Body Shop, Perfect Potion and Self Centred Medi Spa.  
It also houses a comprehensive mix of urban fashion including General Pants, Tony Bianco, Vans, Forever New and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few.
Level 1
Explore the latest in contemporary fashion with names including Witchery, Wittner Shoes and Sheike. Level 1 is also home to international flagships and Melbourne’s first Sephora.
Level 2
Level 2 is home to some of Melbourne’s most unique, emergent and coveted fashion brands, from Sass & Bide, Gorman  to Mimco, and Bul.
Level 3
Melbourne Central is about so much more than just great shopping, with a vibrant entertainment precinct. Venues include Pancake Parlour, Grill'd, Asian Beef Café, TGI Fridays, Strike Bowling Bar and Hoyts which features premium LUX Cinemas, with plush lounges, a private bar with luxurious leather recliners and in-cinema service.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boonerwrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Melbourne Central resides.

We acknowledge the Elders past, present and emerging. Melbourne Central rests on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri and Boonerwrung people, who are part of the Kulin Nation.

The Kulin Nation’s collective territory extends around Port Phillip and Western Port, up into the Great Dividing Range and the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys. This vast and abundant land provided everything the Kulin needed, including food, water, medicine and shelter, and they treated it with great respect and care.
The Kulin sustained themselves by fishing, hunting and gathering from the rich food sources of Port Phillip and the abundant grasslands surrounding this area.
Melbourne Central extends a warm welcome to all First Nations people and we pay our respect to their ongoing connection to land, water and community.

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Opening hours
Christmas & New Years Trading Hours
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 9am - 9pm
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 - 9am - 9pm
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 - 9am - 10pm
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 - 9am - 10pm
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 9am - 10pm
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 9am - 10pm
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 9am - 10pm
Sat, 22 Dec 2018 - 9am - 7pm
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 - 9am - 7pm
Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 9am - 6pm
Tue, 25 Dec 2018 - Closed
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 - 8am - 10pm
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 - 10am - 9pm
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 - 10am - 9pm
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 10am - 7pm
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 10am - 7pm
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 - 10am - 7pm
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 - 10am - 6pm
Regular trading hours
Mon - 10am - 7pm
Tue - 10am - 7pm
Wed - 10am - 7pm
Thu - 10am - 9pm
Fri - 10am - 9pm
Sat - 10am - 7pm
Sun - 10am - 7pm
Melbourne Central
Cnr LaTrobe and Swanston Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9922 1100