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Historical Building in Historical Precinct

South Melbourne has quite a history and the Town Hall sits on the highest point of what was known... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Antoinette B
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One Of Melbourne's Grand Buildings

The South Melbourne Town Hall built and completed by 1880 is a magnificent old building sitting on... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Fishley Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
South Melbourne
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Now the City of Port Philip, the building still refers back to the Town of Emerald, as the area was once known as Emerald Hill. There are a number of old buildings around here and it is well worth a wander around, with plenty of...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

South Melbourne has quite a history and the Town Hall sits on the highest point of what was known as Emetald Hill. It doesn’t look high but it is compared to its surroundings. If you stand outside and look around you’ll see in the distant...More

Thank Antoinette B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The South Melbourne Town Hall built and completed by 1880 is a magnificent old building sitting on Emerald Hill. The building is imposing and house a multicultural arts organization. This area is interesting with its many old houses and although not a well known place...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

South Melbourne is famous for its football team, the Bloods. Much resentment was generated when the Bloods migrated to Sydney. The South Melbourne Town Hall, dating from the 1880s, is one of Australia's most magnificent municipal buildings. South Melbourne became part of the City of...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The South Melbourne Town Hall is an imposing building atop Emerald Hill. Prior to European settlement it was a site of great importance to the Yalukit Wilum clan of Boon Wurrung. The original building was designed by Charles Webb. When the building opened in 1880...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Such a wonderful old building, such grandeur and showing us what architecture and buildings were like in a different age.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

The original South Melbourne town hall. The bell goes off every hour from 6am to midnight. I know, I live a few blocks from it. Good example of turn of the century architecture let down by drab paving actually.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The South Melbourne Town Hall makes a statement about the wealth of residents of the ninetieth century. It's very grand and imposing. These days locals might line up to vote there, or attend functions in the main hall, or pay their rates at the Council...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is a good pretty a bit old building .The architecture is good.Its not a tourist attraction. You can give it a miss.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This beautiful building is situated on Emerald Hill in South Melbourne. It is really easy to get to if you are coming from the city or St Kilda. The number 12 or number 1 trams stop nearby in Clarendon Street. The number 96 which stops...More

Thank Antoinette B
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South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is usually quite good on Saturday afternoon as it is not a business day, just watch for the parking signage. .