South Wharf, Victoria

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South Wharf
Crown Casino Complex & Melbourne Exhibition Building.jpg
Looking towards South Wharf from the Rialto Towers observation deck
South Wharf is located in Melbourne
South Wharf
South Wharf
Coordinates 37°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
Population 66 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 264/km2 (684/sq mi)
Established 2008
Postcode(s) 3006
Area 0.25 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Melbourne
State electorate(s) Albert Park
Federal Division(s) Melbourne Ports
Suburbs around South Wharf:
Docklands Docklands Melbourne
Port Melbourne South Wharf Southbank
South Melbourne Southbank Southbank

South Wharf is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, South Wharf had a population of 66.

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 Exhibition and Convention 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 Hilton Melbourne - South Wharf.

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.


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