The neighbourhood of neighbourhoods, centred around the iconic South Melbourne Market. Moments to the city, the beach, Albert Park, and the Botanic Gardens — all accessible through a fantastic cycling network — it’s hard to find a more connected place to call home.
South Melbourne is a premium lifestyle hub for professionals and families, offering some of the city’s best residential addresses. With three large supermarkets and a dozen pocket parks, South Melbourne is super convenient and a pleasure to walk around.
South Melbourne has a relaxed village lifestyle with plenty of cafes, casual eateries, and corner pubs. Not as rowdy as Richmond or as chic as South Yarra, South Melbourne has a distinct personality that’s all about quality produce, quality drinks, and quality lifestyle.
Bricklane Bagles and Hectors Deli are the place to go for a quick and decadent lunch, while Clement coffee is always a great spot to meet locals. Bordering on St. Kilda Road, Kettle Black is famous for its opulent breakfast menu, and Lûmé sets the benchmark for avant-garde fine-dining in the area. Held in April, the Grand Prix brings the excitement of F1 racing to the edge of South Melbourne, while community and seasonal events are regular occurrence at the South Melbourne Market.
Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Lake
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Located between Albert Park, Port Melbourne Beach, the Yarra River, and the Botanic Gardens, South Melbourne is bordered by some of the finest green spaces the city has to offer.
Within the neighbourhood, dozens of corner parks are dotted throughout, making South Melbourne a delightful place to explore or take your pet for a walk. Albert Park is famous for its ornamental lake which is ringed by an excellent running track. You’ll find numerous ovals within Albert Park for recreational sport. It’s easy to join these clubs as an active or social member.
Albert Park Lake Track
A great aspect of living in South Melbourne is how easy and enjoyable it is to walk into the city.
Grab a coffee and promenade down Clarendon Street, or ride your bike on a network of fully separated bike lanes. The Number 96 is a light-rail that quickly connects you to Bourke Street in the city or if you jump on in the other direction you will be at St Kilda in roughly 15mins. If you’re studying in the city, the Number 1 tram goes from South Melbourne beach to Melbourne University in under half an hour.