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.

The District Docklands is the experiential heart of the Docklands, primed to become Melbourne’s leading lifestyle destination. Shop your favourite Australian and international brands include H&M, Cotton On, General Pants Co., Canterbury, Kathmandu, Bonds, Miniso and more.

Ride the iconic Melbourne Star for a bird’s eye view of Melbourne, or experience 3D art at the ArtVo immersive gallery. Explore a range of different and unique experiences including Dialogue in the Dark, The Lost Forests and Chipmunks Play Centre.

Now open, a new state-of-the-art entertainment precinct with HOYTS, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, Urban Alley Brewery and Fukutontei Ramen with more foodie options coming in early 2019. All through the day from morning till late, it is the place to experience different.  

In 2019, we also look forward to welcoming Market Lane! Our new fresh food precinct with Woolworths, Dan Murphy's and twenty+ specialty retailers. Also joining us is Priceline Pharmacy and Tristar Medical Centre as well as health and beauty services to complete the convenience offer.

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

Centre Directory

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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.

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.

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 is a passenger ferry service that runs between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria Harbour in Docklands.
The ferry departs from:
-Docklands, Victoria Harbour Promenade, directly across the street from Marvel Stadium
-Portarlington Pier, Portarlington, a three-minute walk from Newcombe Street.
See the Port Phillip Ferries website for full details on facilities, costs and condition of travel.


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

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