South Wharf, Victoria

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South Wharf
The Yarra River in Melbourne.jpg
View of South Wharf with the Seafarers Bridge in the foreground
South Wharf is located in Melbourne
South Wharf
South Wharf
Coordinates37°49′30″S 144°57′07″E / 37.825°S 144.952°E / -37.825; 144.952Coordinates: 37°49′30″S 144°57′07″E / 37.825°S 144.952°E / -37.825; 144.952
Population71 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density284/km2 (736/sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Area0.25 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location2 km (1 mi) from Melbourne
State electorate(s)Albert Park
Federal division(s)Macnamara
Suburbs around South Wharf:
Docklands Docklands Melbourne
Port Melbourne South Wharf Southbank
South Melbourne Southbank Southbank

South Wharf is an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip local government areas. South Wharf recorded a population of 71 at the 2021 census.[1]

South Wharf is a small inner suburb south west from Melbourne's CBD.[2] Its borders are the Yarra River to the north, Wurundjeri Way to the west, the West Gate Freeway and a small private car park bordering Ford Street and Munro Street, which is part of the City of Port Phillip, to the south and the former Port Melbourne railway line and Clarendon Street to the east.

Gazetted in 2008[3] and formerly part of the industrial and shipping area of Southbank, the renaming is part of a wider urban renewal strategy to link Southbank with the Melbourne Docklands.

South Wharf includes some of Melbourne's landmarks, including the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Melbourne Maritime Museum, with its heritage Polly Woodside.

South Wharf is also home to many apartments, shopping outlet Direct Factory Outlets and the 5-star luxury hotel Pan Pacific Hotel.

A five-storey Victorian warehouse, known as the Tea House (at 28 Clarendon Street), built in 1888, is one of the few buildings which survived the redevelopment of the area.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "South Wharf (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Victoria Government Gazette No. G2 Thursday 10 January 2008" (PDF). p. 72. Retrieved 28 August 2008.

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