Melbourne is prolific when it comes to art, and sometimes the best pieces can be found on the street. We’ve done the hunting and put together a list of the best places to find street art in Melbourne. Including where to find the city’s only Banksy. Enjoy!
Off Flinders Lane, City
Hosier Lane is the hottest lane in the entire city – it’s super popular with tourists. Its entire walls are covered in street art, mostly stencils from local artists. It’s a shining example of Melbourne’s laneway scene. The best piece is by local artist Adnate – a portrait of an Aboriginal boy that overlooks the entire lane.
Flinders Lane, City
Named after the legendary Australian rock band, AC/DC Lane is home to some incredible street art. The highlight is a towering piece of a young man carrying an uprooted tree. There’s also several tributes to Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist of AC/DC who passed in 2017.
Little Bourke St, City
Chinatown is no stranger to laneways, but this one is a little bit different. Croft Alley winds off Little Bourke St and it’s walls are covered in art. For another surprise, keep wandering through the alley and you’ll reach The Croft Institute, a science themed hidden bar.
Off Lonsdale St, City
Drewery Lane is a small lane, but filled with a few secrets. The biggest piece of art you’ll see is from Lushux, and it’s a giant mural of Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski.
Off Flinder's Lane
Connected to AC/DC Lane is Duckboard Place, another great laneway to view some street art. There are some giant wall pieces, but the most notable piece is much smaller. This is the only place to view Melbourne’s only remaining piece by infamous street artist Banksy. You can find them in the far South Eastern corner – look for two parachuting rats!
Matt Adnate Mural
Matt Adnate is by far one of Melbourne’s most skilled street artists; his works pop up all around the city and usually feature Indigenous Australians. But his most impressive piece takes up the entire side of a housing commission flat. Located in Collingwood, this piece is as impressive as it is massive.