List of tallest buildings in Australia

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These are lists of the tallest buildings in Australia.

Australia has more skyscrapers per person than any other country in the world with a population greater than five million.[1]

The vast majority of Australian skyscrapers are located in the three eastern states of New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Of Australia's high-rise buildings with a height of over 100 m, over 100 are in Sydney, nearly 80 are in Melbourne, around 50 are in Brisbane, more than 40 are on the Gold Coast, and more than 10 are in Perth, Western Australia.[2] Melbourne has 4 of the top 10 tallest buildings in Australia among even more outside of the top 10.

Two standards are used for measuring height - with a separate table for each height to architectural detail (which includes spires) and height to the roof of the tower.

Tallest buildings to architectural detail[edit]

This list includes the tallest completed and topped out buildings in the country as of 2013, ranked by official height as defined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.[2] Official heights include spires but exclude communications masts and antennae.

Q1 Building, the tallest building in Australia
Eureka Tower, the tallest building to roof in Australia
Governor Phillip Tower in Sydney, which sits on one of the nation's most significant historical sites
Riparian Plaza, Brisbane's 4th-tallest building and a landmark on the skyline
The Rialto Towers, the tallest office building in Australia
Central Park, the tallest building in Perth
120 Collins Street, Tallest building in Australia for 14 years
Rank Building Location Height Stories Year Notes References
1 Q1 Gold Coast 323 m 78 2005 5th-tallest residential building in the world. Q1 was short for Queensland Number One. [3][4]
2 Eureka Tower Melbourne 297.3 m 92 2006 Tallest building in Australia to roof [5][6][7]
3 120 Collins Street Melbourne 265 m 52 1991 12-tallest building in Australia to roof [8][9]
4 101 Collins Street Melbourne 260 m 50 1991 22nd-tallest building in Australia to roof [10][11]
5 Rialto Towers Melbourne 251 m 63 1986 Tallest office building in Australia [12][13]
=6 Infinity Tower Brisbane 249 m 81 2013 Tallest building in Brisbane since 2013 [14]
=6 Central Park Perth 249 m 51 1992 Tallest building in Perth since 1992 [15][16]
7 Brookfield Place Perth 244 m 46 2011 Also known as City Square or BHP City Square [17]
=8 Soul Gold Coast 243 m 77 2012 3rd-tallest building in Australia to roof [18]
=8 Soleil Brisbane 243 m 74 2011 2nd-tallest building in Australia including basements

[19]

=8 Citigroup Centre Sydney 243 m 50 2000 Tallest building in Sydney; fifth-tallest building in Sydney to roof

[20][21]

9 Chifley Tower Sydney 241 m 53 1992 [22]
10 Deutsche Bank Place Sydney 239 m 39 2005 Shortest building to roof of top 30 [23][24]
11 World Tower Sydney 230 m 73 2004 Won the bronze Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2004 [25][26]
12 MLC Centre Sydney 228 m 60 1977 [27][28]
13 Governor Phillip Tower Sydney 227 m 54 1993 Incorporates the site of Australia's first Government House [29][30]
14 Bourke Place Melbourne 224 m 49 1991 A 30 m communications mast sits atop the building [31][32]
15 Ernst & Young Tower at Latitude Sydney 222 m 45 2004 [33][34]
16 Circle on Cavill - North Tower Gold Coast 220 m 70 2007 [35][36]
17 Aurora Place Sydney 219 m 41 2001 [37][38]
18 Telstra Corporate Centre Melbourne 218 m 47 1992 [39][40]
19 BankWest Tower Perth 214 m 50 1988 A 33 m communications mast sits atop the building. [41][42]
20 The Tower at Melbourne Central Melbourne 211 m 54 1991 Part of a major shopping, office and public transport hub in Melbourne. [43][44]
21 Aurora Tower Brisbane 207 m 69 2006 [45][46]
22 Freshwater Place Melbourne 205 m 63 2005 The residential part of an office/residential building complex [47][48]
23 Riparian Plaza Brisbane 200 m 53 2005 A 50 m communications mast stands atop the building. [49][50]
=24 One One One Eagle Street Brisbane 195 m 50 2011 Noted for the curving columns visible through its facade [51][52]
=24 ANZ Bank Centre Sydney 195 m 46 2013
25 Hilton Surfers Hotel Gold Coast 194 m 57 2011 [53][54]
26 AMP Centre Sydney 188 m 45 1976 [55][56]
27 Suncorp Place Sydney 186 m 48 1982 Formerly AAPT Centre. [57][58]
28 Sofitel Hotel - Collins Place Melbourne 185 m 50 1981 [59][60]

Tallest buildings to roof height[edit]

Many skyscraper aficionados prefer height to roof to determine tallest building in the world, as "architectural feature" is regarded as a subjective and less fair measure. These measurements are taken to the roof of the tower and do not include spires.

Rank Building Location Height Storeys Year Notes References
1 Eureka Tower Melbourne 297.3 m 92 2006 Tallest building in Australia to roof [5][6]
2 Rialto Towers Melbourne 251 m 63 1986 Tallest office building in Australia [12][13]
3 Infinity Tower Brisbane 249 m 81 2013 Tallest building in Brisbane, tallest building to roof in Queensland [61]
4 Q1 Gold Coast 245 m 78 2005 Third-tallest residential building in the world. Also known as Queensland Number One. [3][4][62]
5 Brookfield Place Perth 244 m 46 2011 Also known as BHP City Square [17]
=6 Soul Gold Coast 243 m 77 2011 sixth-tallest building in Australia to roof [63]
=6 Soleil Brisbane 243 m 74 2011 Second-tallest building in Brisbane

[64]

8 World Tower Sydney 230 m 73 2004 Won the bronze Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2004 [25][26]
9 MLC Centre Sydney 228 m 60 1977 [27][28]
10 Governor Phillip Tower Sydney 227 m 54 1993 Incorporates the site of Australia's first Government House [29][30]
11 Central Park Perth 226 m 52 1992 Tallest building in Perth since 1992 [15][16]
12 Bourke Place Melbourne 224 m 49 1991 A 30 m communications mast sits atop the building. [31][32]
=13 Circle on Cavill - North Tower Gold Coast 220 m 70 2007 [35][36]
=13 120 Collins Street Melbourne 220 m 52 1991 Twelfth-tallest building in Australia to roof [8][9]
15 Chifley Tower Sydney 216 m 53 1992 [22]
16 BankWest Tower Perth 214 m 50 1988 A 33 m communications mast sits atop the building. [41][42]
17 The Tower at Melbourne Central Melbourne 211 m 54 1991 Part of a major shopping, office and public transport hub in Melbourne. [43][44]
18 Aurora Tower Brisbane 207 m 69 2006 [45][46]
19 Citigroup Centre Sydney 206 m 50 2000 Tallest building in Sydney; fifth-tallest building in Sydney to roof

[20][21]

20 Freshwater Place Melbourne 205 m 63 2005 The residential part of an office and residential building complex [47][48]
21 Riparian Plaza Brisbane 200 m 53 2005 A 50 m communications mast stands atop the building. [49][50]
=22 One One One Eagle Street Brisbane 195 m 50 2011 Noted for the curving columns visible through its facade [65][66]
=22 101 Collins Street Melbourne 195 m 50 1991 22nd-tallest building in Australia to roof [10][11]
24 Hilton Surfers Hotel Gold Coast 194 m 57 2011 [67][68]
25 Telstra Corporate Centre Melbourne 193 m 47 1992 [69][40]
26 Ernst & Young Tower at Latitude Sydney 190 m 45 2004 [33][34]
27 Aurora Place Sydney 189 m 41 2001 [37][38]
28 AMP Centre Sydney 188 m 45 1976 [55][56]
29 Suncorp Place Sydney 186 m 48 1982 Formerly AAPT Centre [70][58]
=30 Sofitel Hotel - Collins Place Melbourne 185 m 50 1981 [71][72]
=30 ANZ Tower - Collins Place Melbourne 185 m 46 1980 [73]

Tallest buildings under construction or proposed[edit]

This list includes the tallest buildings that are currently under construction or proposed in Australia according to the CTBUH.[74]

Rank Name Location Height Storeys Completion Notes
1 Aspire Parramatta Parramatta 336m 90 Proposed Will become the tallest building in Australia and the southern hemisphere if completed.[75][76]
2 Australia 108 Melbourne 319m 100 Approved Will become Melbourne's tallest building[77]
3 Queensbridge Tower Melbourne 305.3m 84 Proposed Will become Melbourne's second tallest building[78]
4 250 Spencer Street Melbourne 300m 90 Proposed Will become Melbourne's second tallest building and become one of the tallest buildings in Australia and the southern hemisphere if completed.[79]
5 224-252 La Trobe Street Melbourne 285.5m 82 Proposed Will become one of the tallest buildings in Melbourne if completed[80]
6 Carlton Brewery Tower Melbourne 281m 90 Proposed Will become one of the tallest buildings in Melbourne if completed[81]
7 Queensbridge St Tower Melbourne 276m 71 Approved/2017 Will become one of Melbourne's tallest buildings[82]
8 Crown Sydney Sydney 275m 70 Approved Will become Sydney's tallest building when completed [83]
9 222 Margaret Street Brisbane 274m 92 Approved Will become Brisbane's tallest building and Australia's second tallest and will be part of a complex that also includes a 160m office tower
10 25-35 Power Street Melbourne 274m 71 Proposed Will become one of Melbournes tallest buildings if completed.
11 180 Russell Street Melbourne 271m 70 Proposed Will become one of Melbournes tallest buildings if completed.
12 334 City Road Melbourne 270m 81 Proposed Will become one of Melbournes tallest buildings if completed.[84]
13 300 George Street Brisbane 262m 81 Approved Will become Brisbane's second tallest building when completed and will be part of a complex that also includes a 195m office tower and a 121m hotel tower
14 1 William Street Brisbane 260m 43 Approved/2016 Will become Brisbane's third tallest building and tallest office building
15 Prima Pearl Melbourne 253m 72 2014-15 Currently under construction[85]
16 250 Spencer Street Tower 2 Melbourne 240m 74 Proposed Will be one of Melbournes Tallest Buildings.
17 R3 Tower Sydney 240m 70 Proposed Will be part of a complex that includes a 190m and a 110m residential towers [86]
18 54-56 Clarke Street Melbourne 238m 72 Approved Will be one of Melbournes Tallest Buildings.
19 Greenland Centre Sydney Sydney 236m 68 Approved Will become one of the tallest residential buildings in Australia when completed. [87]
20 AMP Centre redevelopment Sydney 232m 53 Proposed Part of precinct upgrade [88]
21 The Falls Melbourne 230m 71 Approved Will become one of Melbourne's tallest buildings upon completion [89]
22 250 Spencer Street Tower 4 Melbourne 230m 69 Proposed Will be one of Melbournes Tallest Buildings.
23 Vision Apartments Melbourne 226m 72 2016 Currently under construction[90][91]
24 Tower Melbourne Melbourne 226m 71 2016 Currently under construction[92][93][94]
25 568 Collins Street Melbourne 224m 68 2015 Currently Under Construction.
26 250 Spencer Street Tower 3 Melbourne 220m 63 Proposed Will become one of Melbourne's tallest buildings upon completion[95][96]
27 Parramatta Square Parramatta 220m 53 Proposed Will be part of a complex that includes a 200m office tower [97]
28 568 Collins Street Melbourne 218m 68 2015 Currently under construction [98]
29 496 Elizabeth Street Melbourne 217m 67 Proposed Will become one of Melbourne's tallest buildings upon completion[99]
30 International Tower 1 Sydney 217m 49 2016 Currently under construction[100]
31 Abode318 Melbourne 205m 55 2014 Currently under construction. Will become one of Melbourne's tallest buildings upon completion[101]

Tallest buildings by state or territory[edit]

The following table provides the tallest building in each state given that only Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia are currently featured in the lists of tallest buildings to architectural detail and to roof. Heights to architectural detail are used.

State / Territory Building Height Floor count Completed
Queensland Q1 323 m 78 2005
Victoria Eureka Tower 297.3 m 92 2006
Western Australia Central Park 249 m 52 1992
New South Wales Citigroup Centre 243 m 50 2000
South Australia Westpac House 132 m 31 1988
Northern Territory Evolution on Gardiner 99 m 33 2008
Australian Capital Territory Lovett Tower 93 m 25 1973
Tasmania Wrest Point Hotel Casino 73 m 19 1973

See also[edit]


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