Docklands was once Melbourne’s largest and busiest port, but by the late 1980s it had become a derelict industrial wasteland.

With inner-city living becoming more popular and Melbourne’s population set to soar, the Victorian Government saw an opportunity to extend the western edge of Melbourne’s central business district and reconnect the city to its historical waterfront.

Docklands revitalised

Docklands now:
  • 13,000 residents and 58,000 jobs
  • Attracts more than a million visitors a year
  • Home to the national headquarters of some of Australia’s largest companies including ANZ, NAB, Medibank Private and Myer
  • Has the highest concentration of Green Star rated commercial buildings in the southern hemisphere
  • Has more than 45 public artworks
  • Has 741 marina berths
  • Includes 3.7 hectares of open space
The Docklands community has also evolved, assisted by the delivery of community facilities including:
Docklands is a work in progress. As at July 2016 there is more than $3 billion worth of work underway in Docklands across 14 projects and Docklands is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects under construction.

Download the Visitor Map of Docklands