Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority. Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.
Eight Hour Day Monument commemorates the 8 Hours Movement which was initiated in Victoria in 1856. The monument was originally unveiled in Spring Street in 1903.
Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's most distinguished public buildings. It boasts a rich history and plays an active part in their democracy.
The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, built in 1879–1880 as part of the international exhibition movement, which presented over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 around the globe.
The State Library Victoria is a must-see attraction for book worms, architecture lovers and history buffs. Built in 1856 on 2 acres of land in Melbourne's central business district, the library houses a variety of books and historic artifacts, including famed Australian outlaw Ned Kelly's suit of armor and a collection of rare children's books from the 19th century.
La Trobe's Cottage was the home of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria's first governor, and his wife Sophie and their children from 1839 to 1854.
The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial built to honor the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but now functions as a memorial to all Australians who have served in any war.
Melbourne Skydeck, also called Eureka Tower is a 297.3 m skyscraper. Construction began in August 2002 and the exterior was completed on 1 June 2006. The plaza was finished in June 2006 and the building was officially opened on 11 October 2006.
Federation Bells is an installation comprising 39 upturned bells created for celebrations of the centenary of Australia's federation in 2001.
Fitzroy Gardens is a most historic and beautiful gardens. Originally set aside as a reserve in 1848, the gardens were named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, Governor of NSW. The gardens feature pathways lined with magnificent elm trees, known to be some of the best grown in Victoria. There are a variety of flowers and ornamental shrubs and trees, which together with extensive lawns creates a diverse and layered landscape. The gardens contain several buildings and structures which are of architectural significance in their own right, including Cooks Cottage, a historic landmark, is a must when exploring Melbourne. Built in 1755, Cooks' Cottage is the oldest building in Australia and a popular tourist attraction. Originally located in Yorkshire, England, and built by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was brought to Melbourne by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934.