Welcome to Southbank

Experience Melbourne by the water, take in stunning city views over cocktails, or bring the family for a fun-filled day along the Yarra River. From Southgate and Fed Square to the River’s north bank across to Southbank Promenade and South Wharf.

Find all your boating and waterways services in Southbank here. For more visit: southbankdirectory.com.au.

Explore our interactive map below, with all the businesses and points of interest listed below.

Things to do on the water in the city

Take to the water and see Melbourne from another perspective. Hire a self-skippered boat, eat on a floating barge, delve headfirst into history at Mission to Seafarers or Polly Woodside or meander down the Yarra River on a guided cruise.


Head down to Victoria Harbour to find a healthy fish population. There have been 19 species recorded in Docklands. Bream is the most abundant but other common species include snapper, mullet, luderick, trevally, salmon, flathead, tailor and mulloway. You must have a licence to fish.
For fishing locations visit:

Heritage Attractions


The Mission to Seafarers Victoria has operated from its heritage-listed building in Melbourne’s Docklands since 1917. Serving a special place in the life and community of those who live and work at sea, the dedicated team of staff and volunteers provide comfort, a friendly face, and a sense of community to the thousands of seafarers who visit the Port of Melbourne annually. 


After travelling 1.5 million miles across the globe, the Polly Woodside now welcomes you aboard. Launched in 1885 in Belfast, the Polly Woodside made 17 trips around the world and operated between Australia and New Zealand. She was used as a coal ship following World War Two, and by 1968 was the last square-rigged deep-water commercial sailing ship still afloat in Australasia. You can join the crew, come aboard for a tour of the ship and discover what life was like on a tall ship sailing the seven seas.


Parks Victoria

Yarra River Business Association

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