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Take a deep breath and dive into the bustling hive of commerce that is the Bourke Street Mall, emerging hours later, arms laden with shopping bags and head reverberating with the sounds of the street's lively buskers.

Melbourne's retail heart links Swanston and Elizabeth streets and is only open to trams and pedestrians. Listen out for the bells of approaching trams as you drift between department stores and the flagships of fashion retailers.

David Jones and Myer

Here you'll find Melbourne's two main department stores. David Jones occupies three buildings for its vast array of wares, while Myer looms with its nine stories, plus the Lonsdale Street store. Check out the Mural Hall for a diversion, and come at the year's end for the nostalgia kick of the cherished Christmas windows.

Melbourne's GPO

Melbourne's 1864 postal building has been stunningly refurbished and converted into a sophisticated and contemporary retail experience and home of the first Australian outpost for Swedish retail behemoth H&M. Two full floors of stark white walls, floors and glass are perfect for displaying the full H&M range of fashion, homewares and cosmetics. Delicious eateries in GPO Lane are there for mid-shopping sustenance.

Visitor information

The Melbourne Visitor Booth is midway along the Mall, with friendly volunteers and staff who can assist you with directions, shopping and handy tips.

How to get there

By tram: Any tram along Swanston or Elizabeth streets to Bourke Street.
By foot: Two blocks north from Federation Square (about 5 minutes).

Destinations

City laneways

There's always something new to discover in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.

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Things to do

Bourke Street Mall

Federal Coffee Palace

Hark back to a gilded age when coffee palaces ruled Melbourne at the GPO's Federal Coffee Palace.

Melbourne's GPO

Step into Melbourne's GPO, where colonnades and cafes wrap around Australia's first H&M store.

David Jones

Shop quality fashion, beauty and homewares both sides of Bourke Street Mall. Grab a gourmet lunch to go.

Myer

Dive into Melbourne's original department store to shop the best local and international designers.

Causeway Inn On The Mall

Located on Bourke Street Mall, the vibrant heart of Melbourne, Causeway Inn On The Mall is situated...

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