Australia’s cultural capital has always been proud of its creative heart, and the city’s legendary art scene is perhaps most vibrant on its streets. From spectacular murals to political statement pieces, and to stencil art by iconic artists like Banksy, here’s where to find Melbourne’s best street art.
Take a walking tour of Melbourne’s historic arcades and laneways, and discover the street art hub of Hosier Lane, home to an eclectic array of street art styles, including stencil art, paste-ups, spray-painting, and graffiti.
Tucked between Little Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street in Central Melbourne, Caledonian Lane is a favorite haunt of urban artists. Head there to admire some of the city’s most vibrant murals and to discover up-and-coming graffiti artists.
The Docklands is one of Melbourne’s coolest districts, and a Melbourne street art tour will take you behind the scenes at one of the region’s most renowned art centers—the famous Blender Studios. The converted warehouse is where both established and upcoming street artists run workshops, paint large-scale murals, and showcase groundbreaking pieces.
The beachside neighborhood of St. Kilda harbors some of Melbourne’s most interesting street art, from the colorful shop fronts of Acland Street, to the underground street art of Fitzroy Street, and the cutting edge art on sale at the Rose Street Market. Explore St. Kilda, Fitzroy, and Collingwood on a bike tour, or soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour led by a local guide.