Southbank is situated on the southern side of the Yarra River Birrarung and bounded by St Kilda Road and the West Gate Freeway.

A high density residential neighbourhood - Southbank has experienced rapid growth since the 1990s, transforming from an industrial area into a dense, high-rise neighbourhood. The Boyd Community Hub, library and park, is Southbank’s major local community asset.

A high density commercial neighbourhood - Southbank Promenade is one of Melbourne’s major entertainment precincts with many restaurants and hotels. The spectacular city views make it a popular place for locals and visitors to dine, drink, stroll and watch the occasional street performer.

A high density arts neighbourhood – Southbank is home to Melbourne Arts Precinct. It has one of the highest concentrations of arts and cultural organisations anywhere in the world, including the National Gallery of Victoria and Hamer Hall as well as many galleries, theatres, studios, and arts education institutions.

Southbank 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 Southbank, visit: Southbank 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’s Boyd Community Hub delivers family services, the Southbank library and community spaces for hire.

At the library you can borrow books and access online resources (books, films, music, etc.) and access 24 hour Wi-Fi access in the building and the surrounding park. Upstairs, you can find family services including Maternal and Child Health, family support and counselling and Playgroups.

City of Melbourne manages and maintains many public spaces including:

  • Boyd Park
  • City Road Park
  • Cook Street Reserve
  • Grant Street Reserve
  • Miles and Dodds Street Park
  • Normanby Road Reserve
  • Queensbridge Square
  • Railway Revegetation Area
  • Riverside Quay
  • Southbank Boulevard
  • Southbank Promenade
  • Sturt Street Reserve.

We manage creative venues: Assembly Point which hosts several art exhibitions and

The Guild which provides office space for five creative businesses. Both venues are located at 152 Sturt Street, Southbank.

Boyd Studios at Boyd Community Hub contains six artist studios and two artist-in-residence studios.