Suburb Profile


The central city is Melbourne's business and financial centre. It encompasses the central city grid, plus the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The central city is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities and operates 24 hours a day, serving a wide variety of residents, workers and visitors.The over-supply of office space in the central city during the 1990s coupled with the City of Melbourne's Postcode 3000 initiative has lead to a resurgence in inner-city living. The central city's population has more than doubled since 2001.Leafy St Kilda Road, one of Melbourne's famous boulevards and corporate addresses, is lined by a mix of office, residential and mixed use towers.Melbourne includes many major parks and gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kings Domain (which contains Government House), Queen Victoria Gardens, and Alexandra Gardens. The area also includes important sports facilities such as Olympic Park a...

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Lively Carlton is the traditional home of Melbourne's Italian community. Visitors and locals flock to the suburb for the atmospheric Italian restaurants and cafes that spill on to bustling Lygon Street.Growing from its traditional Italian roots, these days Carlton has a greater proportion of residents from Eastern Asia, South-eastern Asia and the United Kingdom. Carlton has the second largest population in the municipality. It comprises a large population of local and international students who attend the nearby University of Melbourne and RMIT University.Virtually all of Carlton falls within the municipality's boundaries. Besides Lygon Street, this area includes the historic Melbourne General Cemetery, Princes Park (home to the Carlton Football Club) and the beautiful Carlton Gardens. The Gardens contain the striking, contemporary Melbourne Museum and the domed 19th century Royal Exhibition Building.Carlton is one of the most dynamic and diverse suburbs in the municipality. Entertainm...

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South Yarra

The Melbourne municipality contains only a portion of South Yarra: the area west of Punt Road is in this Local Government Area, while the area to the east is in Stonnington City Council.The area within the municipality includes an enclave of beautiful period housing, a short stretch of traffic-heavy Punt Road, a slice of the meandering Yarra River and picturesque Fawkner Park, which offers a great variety of sporting and recreation activities for visitors and local residents alike.The Domain Road shopping centre provides a valuable mix of convenience goods stores, restaurants and cafes to service the local community and a broader clientele.Source:

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