Dallas Brooks Hall

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Dallas Brooks Hall
Dallas brooks hall east melbourne.jpg
Address300 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria
Coordinates37°48′36″S 144°58′54″E / 37.8098951°S 144.9816961°E / -37.8098951; 144.9816961

Dallas Brooks Hall was a concert venue in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia built in 1969.[1] The building was named for the nineteenth Governor of Victoria Dallas Brooks and was designed by Architecture firm Godfrey and Spowers[2] It was later[when?] re-named "Dallas Brooks Centre".[3]

In 2015, Victorian state government approval was given to demolish the hall and build residential apartments in its place.[4] There was some controversy about the height of the apartment residential development built on the site of the Dallas Brooks Hall.[5]

Events held at the Dallas Brooks Hall[edit]


Musicians who played at the Dallas Brooks Hall include

Dutch fusion band Focus ably supported by a local band Sebastian Hardy. Other artists, included Renee Geyer, Rory Gallagher, Ravi Shankar, Talking Heads (first Australian tour), blues duo Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry.



  1. ^ Shtargot, Sasha (28 October 2005). "New storeys for the old masonry". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Victorian Heritage Database Report - Dallas Brooks Hall". Heritage Victoria. Government of Victoria. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Dallas Brooks Centre to be demolished". ABC News (Australia). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ Masanauskas, John (5 March 2015). "State Government approves Dallas Brooks towers in support of city growth". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ Lucas, Clay (4 March 2015). "Planning Minister Richard Wynne makes first major approvals for Melbourne projects and suburbs and suburbs". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  6. ^ Courtis, Brian (15 October 1981). "Darkness and light from Waits". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Malcolm Fraser at the launch of the Liberal Party's election campaign at Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, 1975". National Archives of Australia. Government of Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2017.