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Wills Street, Melbourne

Lined with character heritage architecture and incorporating existing cafés and restaurants, Wills Street is a quiet, wide residential streetscape where locals can enjoy the ambience, charm and lifestyle of this unique city location.

All the best of Melbourne’s city amenities are only a short walk away. Enjoy exploring the conveniences and amenities surrounding Wills Place with one of the walks detailed below.

Stroll through Flagstaff Gardens and Queen Victoria Markets, admire the architecture of Melbourne's legal precinct and world class Universities, soak up the laneway café and restaurant culture, or indulge in some of Melbourne’s best shopping.


150 metres to Flagstaff Station

For those wanting to travel further afield, Wills Place is perfectly positioned to access Melbourne’s public transport network. Conveniently located only metres from Tram stop 7 on the corner of William Street and Tram stop 3 on La Trobe Street or via the Train line at Flagstaff station.

Great cafes, bars and restaurants

Key Locations

Operator 25

For great food and coffee, Operator 25 café is right at your doorstep.

The Hardware Société

Located amongst the eateries of Hardware Lane sits this tiny cafe that attracts a large number of bustling city dwellers looking for breakfast and lunch during the week.

The Mill

Adding a touch of class to the Hardware Lane precinct, the Mill Restaurant and Charlie’s Bar offer the ultimate in dining and drinking in Melbourne’s CBD.

Kirk’s Wine Bar

Housed in a historic corner building, this bar was once home to the Kirk’s Bazaar Hotel, one of Melbourne CBD’s earliest pubs.

Affogato espresso bar

Providing busy city workers with great food and coffee in the same relaxed atmosphere as your local café but in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

La Belle Miette

As a premier patisserie in Melbourne, La Belle Miette also stocks Mariage Frères Tea - A perfect complement to their small beautiful treats.

laneways walk
laneways walk
laneways walk
laneways walk

World class Universities

Key Locations

Brother Thomas

Just around the corner from Flagstaff Station, Brother Thomas is a bright café space complete with a leafy view to the Gardens.

Victoria University

Victoria University's City Queen Campus is made up of two main heritage buildings in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct.

State Library

Explore the world-class collections, fabulous exhibitions, stimulating talks, discussions and special events. On-site or online, there is always something new to discover.

RMIT University

Founded in 1887, RMIT is a global University of technology and design and Australia’s original tertiary institution.

RMIT Swanston Academic Building

Explore the architecture of the new Swanston Academic Building, Cutting-edge urban design, 5 star green rating and shared learning spaces.

Melbourne University

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a prestigious education institute that is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world.

universities walk
universities walk
universities walk

A natural way of life in the city

Key Locations

Operator 25

Located in a heritage listed original telephone exchange on Wills Street, Operator 25 is a bright and playful space to have meetings or settle in for a cosy chat.

Flagstaff Gardens Open Space

Founded in 1862, the gardens feature eucalypts and Moreton Bay figs, avenues of elm trees, a bowling lawn, rose beds, tennis courts, sculptures and electric barbecues.

Flagstaff Gardens Sports & Activities

Courts and sporting areas for a range of sport and physical activity programs designed to get you active.

Queen Victoria Market

A vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs.

Market Lane Coffee

Market Lane is a specialty coffee roastery, café, and retailer, focused on delicious, high-quality coffee. Taste the essence of Melbourne.

gardens/markets walk
gardens/markets walk
gardens/markets walk
gardens/markets walk

Explore Melbourne’s shopping heart

Key Locations

Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central is a stylish destination for shopping, eating and entertainment in Melbourne’s CBD, with over 300 stores to explore in a unique and modern architectural space.


Emporium Melbourne hosts the largest Australian designer precinct in the country including 30 unique food icons.

The Strand

With direct access to the new Emporium Melbourne retail development as well as Melbourne’s iconic GPO, The Strand Melbourne is perhaps the most well-connected and highly exposed retail site in Melbourne.


The current building was designed in neo-Renaissance style – the height of mid-1800’s fashion. It is now heritage listed and considered one of Australia’s most important public buildings.

Bourke Street Mall

Take a deep breath and dive into the bustling hive of commerce that is the Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne’s retail heart links Swanston and Elizabeth streets and is only open to trams and pedestrians.

shopping walk
shopping walk
shopping walk