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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 on approved outdoor locations. Street art includes stencils, paste-ups and murals and does not include graffiti or tagging which is illegal.

Street art locations

To see some of the city's best street art locations, head to:
  • 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

Street art image gallery

View our street art image gallery.

 

 

Further information

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:

 

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Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne's laneways have been revitalised with street art, bustling cafes and atmospheric bars.
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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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