Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bourke Street Mall

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 Forever New, Sportsgirl and Zara.

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).

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Myer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Myer

Dive into Melbourne's original department store to shop for local and international designs, and visit at Christmas for the much-loved Myer windows.

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Step off busy Bourke Street into a calmer space at Melbourne's GPO. Sunny steps, colonnades and cafes wrap around Australia's very first H&M store.

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David Jones Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

David Jones

Shop quality fashion, beauty and homewares in grand buildings, both sides of Bourke Street Mall. Visit the Food Hall for a great gourmet lunch.

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