East Melbourne is an established area to the east of the central city, home to many 19th century homes, iconic landmarks and the heritage listed Fitzroy, Treasury and Parliament gardens.

Parliament House, the Old Treasury Building and St Patrick’s Cathedral are located in the west of the neighbourhood. To the south, East Melbourne encompasses Melbourne’s Sports and Entertainment Precinct, including Melbourne Park, AAMI Park and the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Terrace housing is common in East Melbourne’s leafy streets, alongside remnant mansions, some of which are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, and a growing number of residential apartment developments.

East Melbourne has a large health services industry with many medical practitioners located in the area due to its proximity to local hospitals, including The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Freemasons Hospital.

East Melbourne Neighbourhood map

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Quick facts

Data is sourced from 2021 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing, ABS Estimated Resident Population 2022, and 2021 Census of Land and Employment (CLUE).

To access more data on East Melbourne, visit: East Melbourne community profile on profile .id.

To learn more about the ABS Census of Population and Housing, including definitions, visit: Guide to Census data.

Council services, facilities and spaces

The City of Melbourne owns the Powlett Reserve Children’s Centre, which is operated by a Committee of Management. This centre provides a 51-place education and care centre with integrated kindergarten.

The East Melbourne Library loans books and other materials for 1,700 members. This year we will purchase approximately 2,800 new books.

We have bookable spaces at the library for community use, a local history room and service, computer access with 24-hour Wi-Fi and programs for children, teenagers and adults.

We also manage Cook’s Cottage, the Visitor Information Centre and the Pavilion in Fitzroy Gardens.

We manage and maintain many public spaces across East Melbourne including:

  • Burston Reserve
  • Birrarung Marr
  • Darling Square
  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • Giliot Reserve
  • Gordon Reserve
  • Treasury Gardens
  • Gosch’s Paddock
  • Jolimont Reserve
  • Parliament Gardens
  • Powlett Reserve
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • St Andrews Place Reserve
  • Stapley Parade Reserve
  • Weedon Reserve
  • Wellington Park.

The areas that East Melbourne sits on today have rich Aboriginal heritage and cultural significance, of which many sites are mapped in the Melbourne Aboriginal Mapping project.

Across the neighbourhood, moments of reflection and adventure can be found in significant open spaces including Treasury Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens, where City of Melbourne manages Cooks’ Cottage, the Visitor Information Centre and The Pavilion.

Big events such as Open House Melbourne, the Melbourne Marathon Festival and Red Bull Billy Cart Race all shine a light on the neighbourhood.

Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre is leased to Victoria Tennis Academy, a five-court facility catering for a range of community tennis programs, coaching and public court access.