Melbourne Central
Melbourne Central
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 Gorman, Alannah Hill, Crumpler to Vans and Nique. Take a sugar break at Cupcake Central, a beauty break at Mecca Maxima or an indulgent time-out at Self Centred Medi Spa. The buzz continues after dark, whether you are lurking in Knox Lane with its graffiti by Melbourne's infamous DABS and MYLA, or basking beneath a screen in the Hoyts Lux Cinema. 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. Or to go behind the scenes book a place on Melbourne Central's Unlocked Tour which leads visitors around hidden nooks, rarely-seen vantage points and secret rooftops. Bernadette Alibrando can also tell you the tales of Melbourne Central's huge range of artworks in the Walk to Art Tours. For bookings please visit the Melbourne Central website.
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  • Joyman L
    Perth, Australia1,513 contributions
    Central Shopping mall
    Visited in Feb 2023 Located just above the Central station, this massive shopping mall has plenty of shops from various brands and many F&B outlets as well as food courts and cinema (Hoyts). In downtown Melbourne close to Chinatown, this place can get busy! I'm here for Lego and Kiehl's. Loved this mall and Chadstone mall. Even if you're not a shopper, this mall has some interesting architecture.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Shela D
    11 contributions
    Celebration at Novotel MC
    We celebrated my daughter’s 18th birthday at Novotel Melbourne Central. We booked for an overnight stay and made dinner reservations at Pretty Boy Italian Restaurant. We were greeted warmly at the reception & they’ve been handing chilled sparkling wine, how good is that! Isabella made sure everyone checking in are being attended to. The rooms couldn’t be faulted, very clean, fresh sheets, made up bed & my daughter even got a hand written card from the NIMC team with chocolates & balloons. Loved the bathroom that comes with a make up mirror, definitely a plus. Facilities are looking good. We’ve been to different hotels in the city and it was our first time at Novotel Central and I can say we were very impressed. Then for dinner, we were assisted by the very approachable & lovely Chef Darren. Weeks before the event he called me & helped me with what kind of menu/dinner set up I would like to have. I said its just an intimate dinner with close family and friends and all of his suggestions were on point. Food, drinks, what we need on the night for decorations, etc. He made planning very seamless. On the night our friends had an exquisite dinner. We had the feed me menu which we were very pleased with. We loved the good food, wine glasses always filled and the ambience of the restaurant overall made it a perfect event. Sergio looked after us the entire night and mind you the restaurant is very busy. Loved their service. The chef on the night even came out to greet us & checked on us. I would definitely recommend this place for any party or celebration you might have or if you are just wanting to have a staycation. It’s in the heart of the city and next to popular malls, church, train station, etc. You would never run out of things to do here. To top it all, it all ends well with their buffet breakfast with so much selections , freshly squeezed juice, made to order omelettes & latte. Thank you Em for letting us find this gem in the city! Definitely coming back here.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 March 2023
  • mayccm2018
    Hong Kong, China493 contributions
    Diverse shopping and dining mall
    Convenient location where locates above railway station and near Chinatown. It is a diverse shopping and dining mall. There are numerous shops from different brands and a historic shot tower there. Can enjoy leisure time.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 April 2023
  • jayant_bhalla
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India150 contributions
    Melbourne central
    Trip to Melbourne Australia has been one of my best holidays ever. What a wonderful place to be. In the Melbourne CBD area you have a free team zone. Just hop in and hop off. Explore the lanes for stores and eateries and architecture of old buildings with family. Just walk and walk n enjoy the whole day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,810 contributions
    Shopping center provides interesting features
    Melbourne Central is a shopping center. Amongst its interesting features is the Shot Tower. It is enclosed by a soaring glass tower. The giant watch is fun, it provides regular performances. Melbourne Central has many eateries, it also has a Coles supermarket. It's also a station on the City Loop, which allows access to the State Library of Victoria and other public and private bodies.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 August 2023
  • krocchi
    Singapore, Singapore1,430 contributions
    Heart of Melbourne Shopping
    Big shopping mall located in the heart of Melbourne. There are lots of shopping available and many food options as well. If you’re in Melbourne you’ll need to give this place a look.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,810 contributions
    Popular shopping center in the middle of the city
    Melbourne Central is a popular shopping center in the middle of the city of Melbourne. It adjoins Melbourne Central Station; a train stop on the City Loop. Melbourne Central is prospering, it has a wide variety of specialty outlets. A favouite with visitors are the p cockatoos, who perform on the hour with the clock. The historic Coops Shot Tower is sheltered by a conical glass tower.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,810 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Melbourne Central is a popular shopping center in the middle of the city of Melbourne. It adjoins Melbourne Central Station; a train stop on the City Loop. Melbourne Central is prospering, it has a wide variety of specialty outlets. A favouite with visitors are the p cockatoos, who perform on the hour with the clock. The historic Coops Shot Tower is sheltered by a conical glass tower.
Written 22 November 2023
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Woowoo1983
Dartford, UK76 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Wow what a view!! Would recommend a visit to this shopping centre to checkout the view point. shopping centre also had lots of lovely shops.
Written 21 November 2023
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore1,430 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Big shopping mall located in the heart of Melbourne. There are lots of shopping available and many food options as well. If you’re in Melbourne you’ll need to give this place a look.
Written 8 September 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,810 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
Melbourne Central is a shopping center. Amongst its interesting features is the Shot Tower. It is enclosed by a soaring glass tower. The giant watch is fun, it provides regular performances. Melbourne Central has many eateries, it also has a Coles supermarket. It's also a station on the City Loop, which allows access to the State Library of Victoria and other public and private bodies.
Written 1 August 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
Jun. 2023
A mall with a difference, as the centre piece, is a historic structure, we especially love the light and airiness, of the atrium,
Written 14 July 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,047 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Melbourne Central opened in the 1990s and has a very impressive dome in the middle. The dome protects the historic Coop's Shot Tower which was built in the 1800s and the mall saved the tower from demolition!

The mall is well connected to public transport and is in the free tram zone. The mall is full of good quality shops, coffee and could be a good place to get a bite to eat. If your there on the hour look for the large Seiko clock which will open up to reveal some funny Australian birds and has some koalas on the back by the gears.
Written 12 July 2023
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jayant_bhalla
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India150 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Trip to Melbourne Australia has been one of my best holidays ever. What a wonderful place to be. In the Melbourne CBD area you have a free team zone. Just hop in and hop off. Explore the lanes for stores and eateries and architecture of old buildings with family. Just walk and walk n enjoy the whole day.
Written 26 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wander06524008533
Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Our first time to return to this restaurant after the pandemic. Food is great as usual. Lobster and crispy pata were tasty and the portions are generous.
Written 11 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mayccm2018
Hong Kong, China493 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Solo
Convenient location where locates above railway station and near Chinatown. It is a diverse shopping and dining mall. There are numerous shops from different brands and a historic shot tower there. Can enjoy leisure time.
Written 29 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shela D
11 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Friends
We celebrated my daughter’s 18th birthday at Novotel Melbourne Central. We booked for an overnight stay and made dinner reservations at Pretty Boy Italian Restaurant. We were greeted warmly at the reception & they’ve been handing chilled sparkling wine, how good is that! Isabella made sure everyone checking in are being attended to. The rooms couldn’t be faulted, very clean, fresh sheets, made up bed & my daughter even got a hand written card from the NIMC team with chocolates & balloons.
Loved the bathroom that comes with a make up mirror, definitely a plus. Facilities are looking good. We’ve been to different hotels in the city and it was our first time at Novotel Central and I can say we were very impressed. Then for dinner, we were assisted by the very approachable & lovely Chef Darren. Weeks before the event he called me & helped me with what kind of menu/dinner set up I would like to have. I said its just an intimate dinner with close family and friends and all of his suggestions were on point. Food, drinks, what we need on the night for decorations, etc. He made planning very seamless. On the night our friends had an exquisite dinner. We had the feed me menu which we were very pleased with. We loved the good food, wine glasses always filled and the ambience of the restaurant overall made it a perfect event. Sergio looked after us the entire night and mind you the restaurant is very busy. Loved their service. The chef on the night even came out to greet us & checked on us. I would definitely recommend this place for any party or celebration you might have or if you are just wanting to have a staycation. It’s in the heart of the city and next to popular malls, church, train station, etc. You would never run out of things to do here. To top it all, it all ends well with their buffet breakfast with so much selections , freshly squeezed juice, made to order omelettes & latte. Thank you Em for letting us find this gem in the city! Definitely coming back here.
Written 23 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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