Situated on the edge of Melbourne’s bustling CBD, Docklands has transformed from a derelict wasteland into a thriving modern residential and commercial waterfront precinct.
The proximity of Docklands to Melbourne's CBD (walking distance or a short tram ride) and the several kilometres of Yarra River and Victoria Harbour water frontage that it enjoys, make Docklands a central and attractive place for visitors and local residents.
Wide promenades beside the harbour and river are lined with a range of modern, high rise apartments, diverse restaurants, entertainment complexes, retail outlets and areas of open space that serve as outdoor art galleries, featuring creative, contemporary artwork. Notable landmarks within Docklands include the iconic Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Southern Cross Station which is the hub of Victoria’s regional rail network.
Docklands is the national headquarters for a number of major businesses including the National Australia Bank, ANZ, Myer, AXA, Bendigo Bank, Medibank Private and the Bureau of Meteorology.
Housing in the Docklands is mainly high-rise apartment style living. Seeing as it is a recently established residential area, most of the apartment complexes are brand new.
Its estimated that by 2031 Docklands will be a residential area for over 22,000 people. Docklands is planned to attract 20 million visitors each year and be a workplace for 50,000 people when developments are complete.