The District Docklands

The District Docklands

Discover, Explore, Experience, The District Docklands The District is the home of Melbourne's top attractions and entertainment, it is the experiential heart of Docklands.

Step into a world of optical illusions and larger than life murals at Australia's first immersive, 'trick-art' gallery ArtVo. Test your putting skills at GlowGolf Docklands or enjoy family fun or celebrate a birthday at Chipmunks Playland and Cafe.

Want more entertainment? Catch the latest block buster at Australia's most technologically advanced cinema - the ultimate state-of-the-art HOYTS complex where every seat is a powered recliner and the best tech in the business with Christie Laser Projection technology and Dolby Atmos Sound. There are two massive Xtremescreen auditoriums, with 24-metre screens for the ultimate immersive viewing experience. Grab a cocktail, go bowling, try the dodgems or play arcade games at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq or go for a spin on the ice at O'Brien Icehouse.

Feeling like Pizza? Noodles? Dumplings? Burger and chips? With over 30 food and dining options including Urban Alley Brewery, 8 Street Docklands, Dohtonbori Okonomiyaki, Carl's Jr., China Bar, The Pancake Parlour, Yassas Greek and Fukutontei Ramen, The District has a world of takeaway and dine in food options so you are spoilt for choice.

If shopping is your thing, The District is the place to shop your favourite Australian and international brands including H&M, UNIQLO, Cotton On, Hype DC, Skechers, Kathmandu, Bonds, Miniso and more.

Fill your pantry in The District's fresh food precinct Market Lane, with Woolworths and Dan Murphy's, The Butcher Club Epicurean, MarketPlace Fresh, Empire Asian Supermarket or pick up the essentials at Docklands City Pharmacy.

Within the free tram zone and only a short walk from Southern Cross Station, The District is easily accessible from CityLink, Footscray Road and Wurundjeri Way with ample and affordable all-day parking.

There is something for everyone so come and spend at day exploring the open streets and laneways at The District.


The free tram zone includes routes 70, 86 and 35 (City Circle), with trams departing from The District Docklands (stop D11 - Docklands Drive) every 4 minutes. Southern Cross Station is just a walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge from Harbour Esplanade.

A local bus route 220 will also drop visitors off at The District Docklands (Footscray Rd & Little Docklands Drive). Buses run every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. Visit for timetable information.

Take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Walk or take the tram along Docklands Drive.

The District Docklands has two convenient car parks open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are visiting Melbourne and looking for an affordable car parking space, the Centre has multiple parking solutions on offer including corporate, short term, long term and event parking.

90 minutes FREE parking
7 days a week
The following rates apply thereafter^:
Weekday daytime
0 Hour - 1 Hour $2.00
1 Hour - 2 Hours $4.00
2 Hours+ $5.00
Maximum charge per day $5.00
Monday to Friday from 5pm to midnight
90 mins free then flat fee $5.00
Weekend all day Saturday to Sunday*
90 mins free then flat fee $5.00

❊ What's On ❊

Saboteurs: Moon Experience

Makers Market at The District

Chaos Lab: A Creative Experience for Children

The NBA Exhibition @ The District Docklands

House Down Under: upside down house - Thursday 7 December 2023

The Art of Banksy: Without Limits - Melbourne - Wednesday 12 June 2024

School Holidays @ The District Docklands - Saturday 29 June 2024

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  440 Docklands Drive, Docklands 3008 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 9328 8600
440 Docklands Drive,DocklandsVictoria(03) 9328 8600

❊ Web Links ❊

The District Docklands 

❊ Also See.. ❊

Flight Experience: Flight Simulators & Experiences

ArtVo Melbourne | Trick Art Museum

The Australian Cartoon Museum Inc.

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc

O'Brien Icehouse

Docklands 3008 + The District Docklands | Guide

Australian Cartoon Gallery & Museum | Open


Disclaimer: Check with the venue (web links) before making plans, travelling or buying tickets.

Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.

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