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 Icon Complex 53 m (174 ft) 13 2017 Mixed 96-108 Liverpool Street
4 Commonwealth Government Centre Federal Building-hbt.jpg 52 m (171 ft) 16 1976 Government 188 Collins Street
5 144 Macquarie Street (formerly TGIO Building) 144-macquarie-st-hbt.jpg 51.4m (169 ft) 12 1974 Commercial 144 Macquarie Street Refurbishment and height extension designed by Xsquared Architects and completed 2014 - 2015
6 Trafalgar Building Trafalgar-Building-from-collins-st.jpg 50 m (164 ft) 15 1987 Mixed 108-100 Collins Street
7 Jaffa Building Jaffa-building-hbt.jpg 48 m (157 ft) 14 1978 Commercial 39 Murray Street
8 Wellington Centre Wellington-center-from-liverpool-st1.jpg 48 m (157 ft) 14 2012 Mixed 42 Argyle Street Hobart Designed by Jaws Architects
9 10 Murray Street 10murraystreet.jpg 47 m (154 ft) 14 1967 Government 10 Murray Street Due to be demolished. Designed by Hartley Wilson & Partners.
10 Hydro Tasmania Building Hydro-building-hbt.jpg 46 m (151 ft) 12 1972 Commercial 4 Elizabeth Street
11 Shadforth Building Shadforth-building-hbt.jpg 46 m (151 ft) 10 1978 Commercial 111 Macquarie Street
12 65 Murray Street 65-murray-street-hbt.jpg 45 m (148 ft) 12 1961 Commercial 65 Murray Street Designed by Philip Lighton Floyd and Beattie
13 Deloitte Building (formerly ANZ Centre) ANZ-Centre hbt.jpg 44 m (144 ft) 11 1992 Commercial 22 Elizabeth street
14 Empress Towers N/A 42 m (138 ft) 12 1967 Residential 1-3 Battery Square
15 Hotel Grand Chancellor Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 2015.jpg 42 m (138 ft) 12 1987 Hotel 1 Davey Street
16 Royal Hobart Hospital Royal-hbt-hospital(front).jpg 42 m (138 ft) 11 1967 Hospital 48 Liverpool Street
17 Tasmanian Banking Services Building N/A 40 m (131 ft) 11 1979 Commercial 45 Murray Street
18 Executive Building Exec-building-hbt.jpg 40 m (131 ft) 10 1988 Government 15 Murray Street
19 Lands Building Lands-macquarie.jpg 40 m (131 ft) 10 1976 Government 134 Macquarie Street
20 Marine Board Building Marine-board-building-hbt.jpg 39 m (128 ft) 11 1972 Commercial 1 Franklin Wharf
21 Hobart Corporate Centre N/A 39 m (128 ft) 11 1994 Commercial 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.[3]

  Under Construction
  Approved
  Proposed
Name Height Storeys Purpose Completion Location Status
m ft
28-30 Davey Street 164 538 Hotel TBA City centre Proposed[4]
2-6 Collins Street 75 246 20 Mixed TBA City centre Proposed[5]
Royal Hobart Hospital K1/K2 Towers 69 226 11 Hospital TBA City centre Proposed [2][6][7]
Palace Hotel 63 207 19 Hotel TBA City centre Proposed [8][9][10]
36 Argyle Street 57 187 15 Hotel TBA City centre Approved
145 Liverpool Street 50 160 13 Commercial TBA City centre Proposed [11]
110 Murray Street 48 157 15 Residential TBA City centre Proposed
49 Melville Street 43 141 15 Residential 2017 City centre Under Construction [12][13]
179 Macquarie Street 42 138 12 Residential TBA City centre Proposed
173-177 Macquarie Street 38 125 11 Hotel TBA City centre Under Construction
2-4 Salamanca Place 35 115 7 Government 2016 Salamanca Under Construction

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