List of tallest buildings in Hobart

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The Hobart central business district skyline at Dusk.

This list of tallest buildings in Hobart ranks the tallest in the Australian city of Hobart by height. This ranking system, created by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat includes the height to a spire but not to an antenna. Most of the buildings in this table are within the city centre, However the 19-storey Wrest Point Casino at 73 m (240 ft) is located several kilometres away. It also stands as the tallest building in the state of Tasmania.


To maintain the city's identity with the nearby Derwent River and Mount Wellington Hobart currently has a range of height limits depending on the location with a 42 m (138 ft) height being the maximum allowable height.[1] There are several buildings above this height that were constructed prior to the current height restrictions and the Hobart City Council has made exceptions to certain develops if it is found that the development in question would benefit the city.[2]



Rank Name Image Height (m) Floors Year Purpose Address Notes
1 Wrest Point Casino Wrest Point Casino.jpg 73 m (240 ft) 19 1973 Hotel 410 Sandy Bay Road Tallest building in the state of Tasmania. Designed by Sir Roy Burman Grounds
2 NAB House NAB Building01.jpg 58 m (190 ft) 14 1968 Commercial 86 Collins Street The Tallest building within the Hobart CBD and second tallest in Tasmania. Designed by Crawford Shurman Wegman Architects.
3 Commonwealth Government Centre Federal Building-hbt.jpg 52 m (171 ft) 16 1976 Government 188 Collins Street
4 Trafalgar Building Trafalgar-Building-from-collins-st.jpg 50 m (164 ft) 15 1987 Mixed 108-100 Collins Street
5 Jaffa Building N/A 48 m (157 ft) 14 1978 Commercial 39 Murray Street
6 Wellington Centre Wellington-center-from-liverpool-st1.jpg 48 m (157 ft) 14 2012 Mixed 42 Argyle Street Hobart Designed by Jaws Architects
7 10 Murray Street 10murraystreet.jpg 47 m (154 ft) 14 1967 Government 10 Murray Street Due to be demolished. Designed by Hartley Wilson & Partners.
8 Hydro Tasmania Building N/A 46 m (151 ft) 12 1972 Commercial 4 Elizabeth Street
9 Reserve Bank Building N/A 46 m (151 ft) 10 1978 Commercial 111 Macquarie Street
10 65 Murray Street N/A 45 m (148 ft) 12 1961 Commercial 65 Murray Street Designed by Philip Lighton Floyd and Beattie
11 TGIO Building N/A 45 m (148 ft) 12 1974 Commercial 144 Macquarie Street
12 ANZ Centre N/A 44 m (144 ft) 11 1992 Commercial 22 Elizabeth street
13 Empress Towers N/A 42 m (138 ft) 12 1967 Residential 1-3 Battery Square
14 Hotel Grand Chancellor HGC hobart.jpg 42 m (138 ft) 12 1987 Hotel 1 Davey Street
15 Royal Hobart Hospital Royal-hbt-hospital(front).jpg 42 m (138 ft) 11 1967 Hospital 48 Liverpool Street
16 Tasmanian Banking Services Building N/A 40 m (131 ft) 11 1979 Commercial 45 Murray Street
17 Executive Building N/A 40 m (131 ft) 10 1988 Government 15 Murray Street
18 Lands Building Lands-macquarie.jpg 40 m (131 ft) 10 1976 Government 134 Macquarie Street
19 Marine Board Building N/A 39 m (128 ft) 11 1972 Commercial 1 Franklin Wharf
20 Hobart Corporate Centre N/A 37 m (121 ft) 9 1988 Commercial 83-85 Macquarie Street


Major future projects[edit]

This is a list of the tallest buildings under construction, approved or proposed in Hobart.

The proposed hotel at MONA is within the planning boundaries of the Glenorchy City Council and will therefor height restrictions are not expected to be as strict. If approved, the Hotel will be one of the tallest buildings in Tasmania.

If completed, 145 Liverpool Street would be one of the largest office buildings within Hobart. However, due to difficulty attracting tenants the future of this development is uncertain.


  Under Construction
  Approved
  Proposed
Name Height Storeys Purpose Completion Location Status
m ft
MONA Hotel 73 240 N/A Hotel TBA Berriedale Proposed [3][4]
145 Liverpool Street 50 160 13 Commercial TBA City centre Approved [5][6][7]
Icon Complex 49 161 12 Mixed TBA City centre Approved [8]
Royal Hobart Hospital K1/K2 Towers 46 151 11 Hospital TBA City centre Construction halted [2][9][10]
40 Bathurst Street 39 128 10 Mixed 2014 City centre Under construction [11][12][13]
49 Melville Street 36 118 10 Mixed 2016 City centre Approved [14][15]
2-4 Salamanca Place 35 115 7 Government 2016 Salamanca Under construction

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