Swan Street, Melbourne

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Swan Street
Olympic Boulevard
Swan Street, Melbourne.jpg
Olympic Boulevard runs between Alexandra Avenue and Punt Road since November 2006.
Swan Street, Melbourne is located in Melbourne
Swan Street
Swan Street
General information
Type Road
Length 4 km (2.5 mi)
Major junctions
West end Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
  • Batman Avenue Toll Road
  • CityLink via Batman Avenue
  • Punt Road
  • Church Street
  • Burnley Street
  • Madden Avenue
  • Yarra Boulevard link road
East end Yarra Boulevard Overpass, Hawthorn
Major suburbs Richmond, Burnley

Swan Street is a major street running through the Melbourne suburbs of Richmond, Cremorne and Burnley. The section of the street between Punt Road and Alexandra Avenue is now known as Olympic Boulevard.

Swan Street passes the Melbourne Park and Olympic Park precinct before becoming a restaurant and cafe precinct around Richmond station, including the historic Corner Hotel, followed by a retail section between Richmond and Cremorne including the Dimmey's department store, before becoming a factory seconds area towards Burnley. At 492 Swan Street was the Silverstream Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd.

The street was named after the White Swan Hotel built 1852 on the corner of Swan Street and Church Street.[1] The eastern section of the street between Alexandra Avenue and Punt Road was Olympic Boulevard renamed in November, 2006 in tribute to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.[2]

The Swan Street Bridge still retains its name, despite the fact that it is no longer part of Swan Street.[3][4][5]

Swan Street Bridge over the Yarra River.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ City of Melbourne. "PROPOSED RENAMING OF SWAN STREET, MELBOURNE (BETWEEN BATMAN AVENUE AND PUNT ROAD) TO OLYMPIC BOULEVARD" (PDF). www.melbourne.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ City of Melbourne (November 23, 2006). "News and Media Centre – Olympic Boulevard cements Melbourne's 1956 legacy". www.melbourne.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ "SWAN-STREET BRIDGE : Driving of First Pile". The Age (28,514). Victoria, Australia. 13 September 1946. p. 6. Retrieved 16 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "Look, the Swan Street bridge is open —after only six years". The Argus (Melbourne) (33,064). Victoria, Australia. 23 August 1952. p. 6. Retrieved 16 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ ""Don't name the bridge after me"". The Evening Advocate. Queensland, Australia. 27 August 1952. p. 2. Retrieved 16 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia.