List of cities in Australia with the most skyscrapers

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This list of cities in Australia with the most skyscrapers ranks the cities of Australia by the number of skyscrapers they comprise. Australia has over 130 skyscrapers —buildings which reach or exceed heights of 150 metres (490 ft))— complete and or under construction, all spread throughout five cities of the country. Most skyscrapers are located in cities within the Eastern states of Australia, and a number of these cities, such as Melbourne and Sydney, also rank high in the world list of cities with the most skyscrapers.

Cities by number of skyscrapers[edit]

Five cities in Australia currently host at least one skyscraper – all of which are state capitals, with the exception of the Gold Coast, a city in the state of Queensland. Of Australian cities which comprise skyscrapers, Sydney constructed the first skyscraper in the country in 1967,[1] followed by Melbourne in 1972,[2] Brisbane and Perth in 1988,[3][4] and most recently, the Gold Coast in 2005.[5] Most skyscrapers in Australia are concentrated in the Eastern states (Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria), whilst a smaller number are located in the Western Australia state capital, Perth. The cities with the highest number of skyscrapers have traditionally been either Sydney or Melbourne since the 1970s.[6][7][8] The only other capital cities in Australia to not feature any skyscrapers whatsoever are Adelaide in South Australia, Hobart in Tasmania, Darwin in the Northern Territory, and Australia's capital, Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

A cumulative line graph of the over 130 skyscrapers in Australia by city (completed and under construction), as of March 2018. Data is according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.[8]
Rank City State Image No. of skyscrapers
C[A 1] UC[A 2] T[A 3]
1 Melbourne Victoria Melbourne skyline - cropped and contrast.jpg 43[9] 22[10] 65[11]
2 Sydney New South Wales Sydney 2014 cropped.jpg 36[12] 16[13] 52[14]
3 Brisbane Queensland Bne2017 2.png 15[15] 4[16] 19[17]
4 Gold Coast Queensland The Gold Coast skyline in 2015.jpg 8[18] 3[19] 11[20]
5 Perth Western Australia Perth skyline 2.jpg 4[21] 2[22] 6[23]

City precincts by number of skyscrapers[edit]

This is a list of all the city precincts in Australia with skyscrapers 150 metres (490 ft) or greater in height. Included in this table are precincts with no existing skyscrapers, but that have at least one skyscraper under construction or topped-out; these precincts are not ranked.

Rank Precinct City State Image No. of skyscrapers
C[A 1] UC[A 2] T[A 3]
1 CBD Melbourne Victoria Melbourne City Centre, March 2016.jpg 33[24] 14[25] 47[26]
2 CBD Sydney New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia - panoramio - Maksym Kozlenko.jpg 25[27] 1[28] 26[29]
3 CBD Brisbane Queensland Brisbane skyline in April 2017.jpg 15[30] 4[31] 19[32]
4 Southbank Melbourne Victoria Melbourne Southbank May 2015.jpg 8[24] 4[25] 12[26]
5 Surfers Paradise Gold Coast Queensland Gold Coast Skyline Dec 2013.jpg 6[33] 3[34] 9[35]
6 CBD Perth Western Australia Perth skyline 2.jpg 4[36] 2[37] 6[38]
7 Barangaroo Sydney New South Wales Barangaroo222.jpg 3[27] 1[28] 4[29]
=9 Chatswood Sydney New South Wales Chatswood NSW skyline.jpg 2[27] 0[28] 2[29]
=9 The Rocks Sydney New South Wales The Rocks Area from the Water (6599753047).jpg 2[27] 0[28] 2[29]
=9 Haymarket Sydney New South Wales Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia - panoramio (21).jpg 2[27] 0[28] 2[29]
=12 Parramatta Sydney New South Wales Parramatta skyline from the west August 2017 1.jpg 1[27] 3[28] 4[29]
=12 Broadbeach Gold Coast Queensland GC Broadbeach buildings from pacific fair.jpg 1[33] 0[34] 1[35]
=12 Southport Gold Coast Queensland CSIRO ScienceImage 7482 Highrise development at Southport Queensland.jpg 1[33] 0[34] 1[35]
=12 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria Stkildaroad.JPG 1[24] 0[25] 1[26]
North Sydney Sydney New South Wales Lavender bay north sydney.jpg 0[27] 2[28] 2[29]
St Leonards Sydney New South Wales Pacific Hwy St Leonards.JPG 0[27] 1[28] 1[29]
Carlton Melbourne Victoria Ricebar, Cardigan Street, Carlton.jpg 0[24] 1[25] 1[26]
South Yarra Melbourne Victoria Chapel St in South Yarra.jpg 0[24] 1[25] 1[26]
Abbreviations
  1. ^ a b Completed
  2. ^ a b Under Construction
  3. ^ a b Total

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sydney Facts — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ Melbourne Facts — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Brisbane Facts — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ Perth Facts — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ Gold Coast Facts — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Which World City Has The Most Skyscrapers?". The Urban Developer. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  7. ^ Dow, Aisha. (15 February 2016). "Melbourne’s skyline to become tallest in the nation". The Age. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
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  9. ^ Melbourne Building List (Completed) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ Melbourne Building List (Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
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  13. ^ Sydney + Parramatta Building List (Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
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  15. ^ Brisbane Building List (Completed) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  16. ^ Brisbane Building List (Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  17. ^ Brisbane Building List (Completed; Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  18. ^ Gold Coast Building List (Completed) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  19. ^ Gold Coast Building List (Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  20. ^ Gold Coast Building List (Completed; Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  21. ^ Perth Building List (Completed) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  22. ^ Perth Building List (Constr.; Arch. Topped Out; Struct. Topped Out) — The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
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