The city centre of is the city's cultural, entertainment and financial heart. Locally called the Central Business District, the CBD, or simply "the City", it is where most international and interstate visitors spend the bulk of their time.

Notable Places in the Area

Art gallery
The , popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in , , Australia. Photo: Lakeyboy, Public domain.

is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the central business district. Photo: AussieNickuss, Public domain.

The is a World Heritage-listed building in , Victoria… Photo: Diliff, CC BY 2.5.

Railway station
is located on the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in the central business district of , , . Photo: Adam.J.W.C., CC BY-SA 2.5.

Localities in the Area

is the second largest city and the cultural capital of , with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Photo: Scott Cresswell, CC BY 2.0.

Melbourne's is a vibrant and diverse area, home to a number of cultural and social icons of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

in , , is a "Little Italy" cultural precinct of the Italian community of Melbourne.


-37.8136° or 37° 48' 49" south
144.963° or 144° 57' 46.8" east
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Also Known As

  • Catalan: Melbourne
  • Chinese: 墨尔本中央商务区
  • Chinese: 墨爾本中央商業區
  • Chinese: 墨爾本商業中心區
  • Chinese: 墨爾本市中心
  • English: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • English: Melbourne, Victoria
  • English: Melbourne
  • English: Melbourne CBD
  • English: Melbourne City Centre
  • English: Melbourne central business district
  • English: Melbourne city centre
  • Esperanto: Melburna Urba Centro
  • French: Centre-ville de Melbourne
  • French: Melbourne CBD
  • German: Melbourne City Centre
  • Greek: Μελβούρνη
  • Hebrew: מרכז העיר מלבורן
  • Hebrew: מרכז העסקים הראשי של מלבורן
  • Italian: Melbourne CBD
  • Italian: centro di Melbourne
  • Japanese: en:シティ
  • Japanese: メルボルン
  • Japanese: メルボルン・シティ・センター
  • Japanese: メルボルン中心市街地
  • Japanese: メルボルン市中心部
  • Japanese: 地下駅
  • Malay (generic): Melbourne
  • Malay (generic): Melbourne CBD
  • Malay (generic): Pusat Bandar Melbourne
  • Malay (generic): Pusat Bandar Raya Melbourne
  • Persian: مرکز شهر ملبورن
  • Russian: Мельбурн
  • Sinhalese: මෙල්බර්න් නගර මධ්‍යය
  • Vietnamese: Trung tâm Thành phố Melbourne
  • Centro di Melbourne
  • Trung tâm thành phố

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