Bourke Place

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Bourke Place
Bourke Place 2008.jpg
General information
Type office
Location Melbourne, Australia
Coordinates 37°48′57.37″S 144°57′21.56″E / 37.8159361°S 144.9559889°E / -37.8159361; 144.9559889Coordinates: 37°48′57.37″S 144°57′21.56″E / 37.8159361°S 144.9559889°E / -37.8159361; 144.9559889
Construction started 1990
Completed 1991
Owner AMP Capital
Antenna spire 254 m (833 ft)
Roof 224 m (732 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 51
Design and construction
Architect Godfrey & Spowers

Bourke Place is a 224-metre (735 ft) skyscraper situated in 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne Central Business District, Australia. It is the sixth tallest building in Melbourne and the 18th tallest building in Australia. It was completed in 1991.

Designed by the architectural firm Godfrey & Spowers, it is a modernist building. It previously served as the headquarters for BHP Billiton, and the company's sign on the outside of the structure was the highest in the country. BHP has since moved to a new building across the city in QV Village.

The building's most obvious feature on the skyline is its sloped roof, which hides various communications equipment. The structure's facade is 170,000 m² of laminated glass.

Bourke Place is home to numerous law firms, including King & Wood Mallesons, which occupies the top 11 floors,[1] Sparke Helmore Lawyers,[2] Gadens,[3] and Lander & Rogers.[4] Other tenants include Maersk Australia and Interpro.


  1. ^ Mallesons Stephen Jaques (2011). Our Offices - Melbourne. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ Sparke Helmore (2016). Contact Us. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. ^ Gadens Lawyers Melbourne (2011). Contact Us. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  4. ^ Lander & Rogers (2011). Contact Us. Retrieved 11 October 2011.

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