Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Station, Food & History

Melbourne Central is well-placed to get to, as situated atop the City Loop. It has the adjoined and easiest accessibility to Melbourne Central train station through Lower Ground. Further the free city circle tram route at the closest doorstep. It is an accurate spot for Melbourne city excursions this is because it possesses 822 car parks which are quite capacious.

No doubt, Melbourne Central is one of the large shopping centres in Melbourne. Also carries the extended public transport system and commercial hubs in Australia.

Yes, it’s true, Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping, office, and dining terminus that invites customers to keep exploring. It is also the heart of public transport in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The complex comprises the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre (refurbished in 2005), the Melbourne Central railway station, and the 211 meters high office tower with its two masts and typical black color. Real Estate Investment Trust GPT Group currently owns the complex.

Melbourne Central Shopping is easy to reach, as located atop the City Loop. The Melbourne Central train station is accessible through Lower Ground. The city circle tram is routed at the complex’s doorsill, and the Melbourne Central car parks make it the perfect to come for shopping.

Melbourne Central Shopping is a family of many international and national fashion brands like Nike, Country Road, Adidas original, Forever New, Vans, and Nique. It’s a fashion, entertainment, food, and transport hub, bringing over 300 retailers together at five levels. Customers love to take a break at Cupcake Central, Mecca Maxima & Sephora, and Centred Medi Spa. The buzz continues after dark with Hoyts Cinema and Asian Beer Café.

The Melbourne Central shopping was projected by Kisho Kurokawa, a Japanese architect, and constructed from 1986 to 1991. Melbourne Central opened in 1991 but never became profitable for debut owner Kumagai Gumi, who sold it to GPT for over $400 million.

The establishment was revamped in the year 2005 by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall. This also includes the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre.

The premises are adjacent to Melbourne Central railway station as a major part of City Loop underground railway. Further, the iconic office tower of about 211 metres i.e. 692 ft high brings value to the structure. It has 2 communication masts and the tower is black in colour. The prime features of the property are proudly owned by GPT Group.

Within The Recognizable Boundaries

Just to elaborate, the precincts consist of unique architectural elements, entertainment, food chains, and retail outlets located here. To ensure you won’t skip seeing all these in Melbourne Central.

Office Tower

          The Melbourne Central Office Tower comprises 57 levels, 46 of which are office floors. The tower structure is approximately 210 meters (690 ft) above Elizabeth Street. However, with its two 54-meter (177 ft) communications masts (which extend 35 meters (115 ft) above the apex), the tower is 246 meters (807 ft) tall.

Stores & Services

          The Melbourne Central Shopping has numerous restaurants and retail stores. Currently, it has over 292 stores. A few of the services by famous brands and stores are named below:

  • Banks
  • Dining & entertainment
  • Family & Kids
  • Electronics
  • Fashion
  • Health & Beauty
  • Décor
  • Sports, Toys, and hobbies
  • Music
  • Books
  • Variety Stores

Coop’s Shot Tower Square

At Level 1, you’d come across the Coop’s Shot Tower which brings historic value to the formation. Formerly it was the lead shot manufacturing spot belonging to the Coop family. At the time it was able to produce 6 tons of shots in just a week which is quite impressive. The Coop’s shot tower is the focal point of the shopping center. Entry into the tower is free. A museum has been opened inside the building recently on its history.

  • The Marionette Watch: The watch by Seiko is a gift to the people of Melbourne city.
  • Menzies Place: It provides beautiful energy to keep you going. It offers a variety of foods, from a quick bite to lunch and dinner.
  • The Glass Cone: The Glass Cone is the largest glass structure of its type in the world. The cone is 20 stories high, weighs 490 tonnes, and has 924 glass panes. A specially designed mechanical system cleans the glass panes. Upon the center’s opening, it was referred to as the “Magic Cone.”

Melbourne Central Shops & Shopping

When we talk about the voluminousness, Central has more than 300 retailers inclusive of all five levels. It is basically the platform presenting several ranges of international brands including Australian ones.

A. Lower Ground Level

This particular level is designed and located close to Melbourne Central Station. This makes it easier for people to connect to the transit lines and shopping malls reducing the walking steps. For convenience it the level has a food court, supermarket, and several retail shops as well. This offers a distinctive and diverse collection of retail shops.

C. Level 1

The modern fashion presenters are housed at this level. Level 1 indicates:

  • Bardot
  • Daniel Wellington
  • Lord Of The Fries
  • Sussan
  • Travel Money
  • Witchery
  • Sheike
  • Wittner Shoes
  • Innisfree
  • JD Sports

B. Ground Level

It’s a house of the best beauty and fashion retailers in the city.

The Ground Level of Central has stores providing relaxation and presenting the sports fashion sense. These include:

  • Cotton On
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Dior
  • Lentils
  • The Body Shop
  • Sportsgirl
  • Mecca Maxima
  • Dangerfield
  • Dotti
  • Jay Jays
  • Just Jeans
  • The Athletes Foot
  • Lorna Jane
  • Perfect Potion
  • General Pants
  • Tony
  • Vans Bianco
  • Forever New

D. Level 2

It is a house for Melbourne’s distinctive, evolving and famous fashion brands, like:

  • Sass
  • Bide
  • Nique
  • Gorman
  • Mimco
  • Bul
  • Benjamin Barker
  • Billey’s Central
  • Francesca
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jones
  • Thailander
  • Universal Store

E. Level 3

Melbourne Central Shopping is about a great deal more than just shopping, with a vibrant entertainment sector. Venues include:

  • Hoyts
  • B. Lucky & Sons
  • Lilong by Taste of Shanghai
  • Asian Beer Cafe
  • TGI Fridays
  • Strike Bowling Bar 
  • Premium LUX Cinemas
  • Party world

The outlets and brands are not limited up to the list, but the well-knowns.

Melbourne Central Station

A. Ticketing Services

For top-ups and ticketing you may get it done through:

  • Myki Machines
  • The Myki Checks
  • Myki Money Quick Top-Up

Know more about Myki Card, Top-Up & PTV Melbourne Journey Planner 


B. Accessible Services

Get easy access to several levels within the central through:

  • Escalators
  • Lifts
  • Stairs
  • Hearing Loop
  • Communication Devices / Telephone

C. Facilities For Convenience

  • Indoor & Sheltered Waiting Area
  • Kiosk
  • CCTV
  • Payphone
  • Helpdesk / Support & Information Centre 
  • Toilets


D. Contact Details

  • Station & Enquiries: (03) 9610 5850
  • Stolen or Lost Property: (03) 9610 7512
  • Feedback: 1800 800 007 

Hoyts Melbourne Central

Hoyts with extended entertainment service operation of over 50 cinemas across Australia and New Zealand. It’s one of the remarkable companies within the entertainment industry. It has over 400 screens with more than 50k seats to enjoy the movies pleasantly. For Melbournians ‘Hoyts’ Melbourne Central is the coolest spot to spend quality time with family and friends läs hela rapporten. The environment itself brings more excitement each time you visit here. Choose your favorite local HOYTS cinema.

A Quick History Of Melbourne Central 

The history of Melbourne Central and its formation begins with the Coop’s Shot Tower. It was built in 1888, settled exactly under the massive glass cone of the central. In 1961, R.M. Williams with the Shot Tower Museum conserved the interior of the mass. The continuation of possession made it the centerpiece of the city. The designs, structure, and development of Melbourne Central were elegantly done by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa in the Metabolist style. Further, the process of construction cost which was taken into consideration was $1.2 billion. And it was executed between 1986 and 1991 by the Japanese company Kumagai Gumi.

As GPT owns the property, the group’s planning of redevelopment came to the succession. The total project investment was around $75 million of which stage one cost about $30 million. More alterations were seen on the northeast corner at Swanston street including the opening of the food precinct and new entry at Elizabeth street.

History Of Melbourne Central

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