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Street art

Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art displayed on approved outdoor locations throughout the city.

Street art locations

To see some of the city's best street art locations, head to the following locations.

  • Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square
  • Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street
  • Union Lane, off Bourke Street Mall
  • Rear of 280 Queen Street in Finlay Avenue
  • 21 Degraves Street
  • Cnr Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley 
  • 122 Palmerston Street, Carlton
  • Centre Place, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane

Street art image gallery

View our street art image gallery.

More about street art in Melbourne

The City of Melbourne acknowledges that public spaces provide a gallery and stage for artistic expression and approve permits for street art with building owners permission. Legal street art contributes to a vibrant urban environment and can change continually on a day to day to basis.

Read more on the City of Melbourne website:

Image of Melbourne Street Art Tours
Fri 24 Jan 2014 to Sat 18 Jun 2016
Take an artful walk with Melbourne Street Art Tours, run by street artists and providing an overview of the Melbourne underground street art scene.
Image of Laneways & arcades
Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne's laneways have been revitalised with street art, bustling cafes and atmospheric bars.
Image of Public art
Inspiring art is everywhere in Melbourne - hidden in nooks and crannies, over, under and around street corners and right where you'd never expect to find it.


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