We’re exploring the development of a maritime heritage area in and around Docklands, and the Birrarung Yarra River, together with the Victorian Government.

One of the key assets of the area is the Mission to Seafarers building at 717 Flinders Street.

Built in 1917 by the Mission to Seafarers, this heritage-listed building at North Wharf, Docklands, is an important part of Melbourne’s maritime history.

The building spans 2030 square metres and currently includes a consecrated chapel, courtyard, domed room, hall and other multifunctional smaller spaces.

We want your thoughts about how this historic building may help Melbourne to celebrate and preserve its rich maritime and seafaring history. What other visions do you have for the building? What are your ideas for recognising maritime heritage in Docklands?

Whether you’re a local resident, a visitor or a worker, your involvement to help inform the thinking, planning and decision making for this project is important.

Have your say by March 15.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    15 February to 15 March 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Collate community feedback and prepare project report

    Early April 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Present report and recommendations to Future Melbourne Committee

    September 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Report back to the community

    October 2021

Project overview

Learn more about the project and the feedback we're seeking.

Seafarers Rest Park

Find out about renewing Seafarer's Rest Park in Docklands.

Mission To Seafarers

Learn more about the Mission To Seafarers and opportunities to visit the building.

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?

Header image supplied by Mission to Seafarers.