Wurundjeri acknowledgement

We at The District Docklands acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the custodians of the land on which our Centre is based.  We pay respect to Elders past and present.

Discover, Explore, Experience, The District Docklands

The District is the home of Melbourne’s top attractions and is the experiential heart of Docklands.

Ride the iconic Melbourne Star - Southern Hemisphere's only Giant Observation Wheel - for a bird’s eye view of Melbourne or step into a world of optical illusions and larger than life murals at Australia’s first immersive, ‘trick-art’ gallery ArtVo. Test your putting skills at GlowGolf Docklands or enjoy family fun or celebrate a birthday at Chipmunks Playland and Cafe.

Want more entertainment? Catch the latest blockbuster at Australia’s most technologically advanced cinema - the ultimate state-of-the-art HOYTS complex where every seat is a powered recliner and the best tech in the business with Christie Laser Projection technology and Dolby Atmos Sound. There are two massive Xtremescreen auditoriums, with 24-metre screens for the ultimate immersive viewing experience. Grab a cocktail, go bowling, try the dodgems or play arcade games at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq or go for a spin on the ice at O'Brien Icehouse.

Feeling like Pizza? Noodles? Dumplings? Burger and chips? With over 30 food and dining options including Urban Alley Brewery, Dohtonbori Okonomiyaki, Carl's Jr., China Bar and Fukutontei Ramen, The District has a world of food with over 30 food and dining options so you are spoilt for choice.

If shopping is your thing, The District is the place to shop your favourite Australian and international brands including H&M, UNIQLO, Cotton On, Hype DC, Skechers, Kathmandu, Bonds, Miniso and more.

Fill your pantry in The District's fresh food precinct Market Lane with Woolworths and Dan Murphy's, The Butcher Club Epicurean, Gourmet Deli House, Empire Asian Supermarket, Fish Pier or pick up the health essentials at Docklands City Pharmacy and Health Kick.

Within the free tram zone and only a short walk from Southern Cross Station, The District is easily accessible from CityLInk, Footscray Road and Wurundjeri Way with ample and affordable all-day parking.

If you are here on the last Sunday of each month, stroll through The District Makers Market and pick up an artisan treat or one of a kind jewellery.

There is something for everyone so come and spend a day exploring the open streets and laneways at The District.

Click here for the precinct directory 

The District Docklands Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Thursday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm

Public Holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm


Market Lane Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 7.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am - 7.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am - 7.00pm

Thursday 10.00am - 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am - 9.00pm

Saturday 10.00am - 7.00pm

Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm


Woolworths Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 7.00am - 10.00pm

Dan Murphy's Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 8.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am - 8.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am - 8.00pm

Thursday 9.00am - 9.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 9.00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 8.00pm

Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm


We are pet friendly
The District Dockland is a pet friendly precinct. Pets are welcome to wander through our streets and laneways as long as they are on a leash accompanied by their owners. A number of restaurants and cafes in The District welcome pets in their outdoor areas.
If your pet is not allowed inside a store, you can safely restrain them in the open-air streets of The District while you shop!
Please ensure your pets are safely restrained while in The District. Pets are NOT allowed in The District fresh food precinct Market Lane due to health and safely.

Free tram

The free tram zone includes routes 70, 86 and 35 (City Circle), with trams departing from The District Docklands (stop D11 – Docklands Drive) every 4 minutes. Southern Cross Station is just a walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge from Harbour Esplanade.


A local bus route 220 will also drop visitors off at The District Docklands (Footscray Rd & Little Docklands Drive). Buses run every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for timetable information.


Take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Walk or take the tram along Docklands Drive.


Toilets, disabled toilets and parent rooms are available throughout the precinct.

-Level 1 Studio Lane (next to Chipmunks Playland & Cafe)
General Toilets
Disabled Toilet
Parent Room

-Ground floor Studio Lane (below Chipmunks Playland & Cafe)
General Toilets
Disabled Toilet
Parent Room

-Level 1 Star Circus (next to Gold Leaf Chinese)
General Toilets
Disabled Toilet

-Ground floor Star Circus (next to San Churro)
General Toilets
Disabled Toilet

-Ground floor Entertainment & Dining precinct (next to Rolly's Roll)
General Toilets
Disabled Toilet
Parent Room

-Ground floor Market Lane fresh food precinct (next to Dan Murphy's)
General Toilets
Disabled Toilet
Parent Room

Customer Information

Visit our friendly staff at Centre Management, who are happy to help with your enquiry.

-Complimentary shop mobility services
-Complimentary stroller loan
-Taxi order service
-Luggage and parcel minding
-ParcelPoint parcel collection and returns - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Car parking

The District Docklands has two convenient car parks open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are visiting Melbourne and looking for an affordable car parking space, the Centre has multiple parking solutions on offer including corporate, short term, long term and event parking. Plus casual parking starting from just $4. See PARKING for full details.

Tesla Australia Charging Station - EAST car park - Level 1 (Little Docklands Drive side)
Tesla Australia Charging Station - WEST car park - Level 1

Airport Shuttle

Visitors and tourists can enjoy direct passage from the airport with the SkyBus Southbank Docklands Express offering a continuous looped service from 6am to 7pm, with a 30-minute frequency on weekdays and hourly service on weekends, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. SkyBus bookings are not required, plus the service offers free Wi-Fi on board and kids travel free with family ticketing. The SkyBus arrival stop is located on Docklands Drive right in front of The District Docklands, and the departure to the airport is directly opposite making it the most convenient airport transfer service in Melbourne.


Port Phillip Ferries

Cruising daily between Docklands and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, Port Phillip Ferries is a passenger ferry service that connects people and experiences. Leave the car at home and enjoy a scenic and stress-free trip to The District Docklands.

-Departs and arrives from Victoria Harbour - 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
-Ferry terminal is directly across the street from Marvel Stadium and the D3 Tram Stop
-Take a leisurely and scenic stroll along Harbour Esplanade to The District Docklands

Did you hear the good news?! A dedicated Geelong Service will commence in December 2019. Visit the Port Phillip Ferries website for more information and inspiration.


The District Docklands is a smoke-free Centre and includes all areas within the precinct; stores, lobbies, lifts, car park, toilets and parent rooms. Please respectfully abide by the rules as set out in the Tobacco Act 1987.


Click here to view The District Docklands COVIDSafe Plan.

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