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Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Town Hall

Free admission
90/120 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

The Basics

To enter Melbourne Town Hall, you must book a tour in advance. Melbourne Town Hall tours are free and run twice a day several days a week, but numbers are limited, so most visitors opt to experience the town hall simply by admiring its architecturally impressive exterior. This is easy to do on a guided or self-guided Melbourne walking tour, and a number of city tours pass by Melbourne Town Hall.

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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour
Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour
$52.63 per adult
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Really good, friendly, informative, tour of Melbourne with Fred.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Photographers will want to visit Melbourne Town Hall either early in the morning, for the best light with minimal crowding, or late at night early in the week, to capture the illuminations.

  • If you’d like to see the interior but don’t want to book a tour, consider visiting for a concert, which allows access to the grand auditorium.

  • Melbourne Town Hall is wheelchair accessible.

  • The impressive portico was added to the building in 1887.

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How to Get There

Melbourne Town Hall stands proud on Swanston Street, north of the Yarra River at the heart of the city, and about 950 feet (300 meters) from Flinders Street station. It is most easily reached by public transport or walking from other attractions. Downtown Melbourne is not car-friendly, and parking in the city center is difficult and expensive.

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When to Get There

The grand building and portico look their best illuminated at night and often host colorful projections over the Christmas season. If you’d like to access the interior, Melbourne Town Hall tours run a couple of times a day during the week, with the exception of Tuesdays, but must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

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The Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ

Melbourne Town Hall’s original Grand Organ opened in 1872 but was destroyed by a fire in 1925. Today’s Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ dates back to 1929 and uses 90,000 cubic feet (2,549 cubic meters) of air every minute to produce its impressive sound. The town hall hosts occasional free organ concerts, which are a great way to see the auditorium.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Melbourne Town Hall?
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