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.

Consultation closed



  • 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 - complete

    Report back to the community

    October 2021

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Precinct feasibility and business case.

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.