Melbourne Heritage Action

Melbourne Heritage Action

Melbourne Heritage ActionMelbourne Heritage Action is your trusted Victorian voice for Historic and Architectural Preservation and Conservation.

Melbourne Heritage Action is Melbourne's newest heritage protection advocacy group keeps a constant vigil on our beloved buildings.

Melbourne Heritage Action provides a forum for people dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the ongoing use of significant heritage places such as buildings, streetscapes, laneways and interiors in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Threatened buildings


Address: 316-322 Queen Street, Melbourne

Significance: Hotel built as West Bourke Hotel in 1889. Good example of a 'Boom Style' Victorian-era city hotel.

Threats: Hotel to be fašaded with large 40-storey tower placed on top. B-graded, but no heritage protection


Address: 472-478 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Significance:This early 1930's building demonstrates the application of traditional architectural details to a 1930's building form. The Italian Romanesque and Gothic detailing on the fašade and some of the interiors is of exceptional quality.

Threats: An apartment conversion and large-scale tower has recently been approved.


Address: 118-122 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Significance:An interesting Gothic-style interwar building and important 1850's church.

Threats: Building to be demolished and new office tower to be built beside the church, around manse. Structure very dominating.


Address: 97-101 Russell Street, Melbourne.

Significance: Three older buildings are under threat: The Scots Church Hall (built 1928), the former Victoria Carpark (built 1938) and the corner building that was once a showroom (built 1910). The Victoria Car Park was the first multi-storey car park constructed in Victoria, and is therefore of significant heritage value.

Threats: All to be demolished except one fašade of car park for glassy office tower.


Address: Corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

Significance: Great corner group; Sir Charles Hotham (built 1913), Great Southern on Spencer (circa 1890) and Markillies on Spencer (built 1913). All buildings are of the same height and all are medium scale, medium cost hotels catering to railway and local shipping passengers and crew.

Threats: Sir Charles Hotham Hotel is up for sale. None of these buildings have heritage protection.

Melbourne Heritage Action is an action group supported by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Incorporated.

Do you have an interest in protecting Melbourne's heritage buildings? Then why not join us!

Active Membership is entirely free. By joining Melbourne Heritage Action, you will receive email updates and invites to our campaign meetings and other related activities.

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