The Best Street Art in Melbourne

Local artists, cobblestone laneways and artwork by Banksy.
Content creator for hospitality & tourism. I spent a decade exploring Melbourne, and operated a walking tour company.
ACDC Lane Melbourne 2
Wandering down the iconic AC/DC Lane

Melbourne is prolific when it comes to art, and sometimes the best pieces can be found on the street. We’ve done the hunting and put together a list of the best places to find street art in Melbourne – including where to find the city’s only Banksy. Enjoy!

Hosier Lane

Flinders St, Melbourne

Free

Highly recommended

Hosier Lane is the busiest lane in the entire city, and one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions. Its entire walls are covered in street art, mostly stencils from local artists.

It’s a shining example of Melbourne’s laneway scene. The best street-art piece in Hosier Lane is by local artist Adnate; it is a portrait of an Aboriginal boy that overlooks the entire lane.

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Sniders Lane

Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Free

Drewery Lane is a small lane, but filled with a few secrets. The biggest piece of art you’ll see is from Lushux, and it’s a giant mural of Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski – painted by infamous artist Lushux.

AC/DC Lane

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Free

Named after the legendary Australian rock band, AC/DC Lane is home to some incredible street art. The highlight is a towering piece of a young man carrying an uprooted tree.

There are also several tributes to Malcolm Young – the rhythm guitarist of AC/DC who passed in 2017.

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Croft Alley

Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Free

Chinatown is no stranger to laneways, but this one is a little bit different. Croft Alley winds off Little Bourke St and is covered in street art. There isn’t anything down there; it used to be home to Melbourne’s first laneway bar, The Croft Institute.

Duckboard Place

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Free

Connected to AC/DC Lane is Duckboard Place, another great laneway to view some street art. There are some giant wall pieces, but the most notable piece is much smaller.

This is the only place to view Melbourne’s only remaining piece by infamous street artist Banksy. You can find them in the far South Eastern corner – look for two parachuting rats!

About the author:

Taylor B

Taylor B

Taylor was born and raised in Tasmania. He moved to Melbourne to study Film & television, and went on to start a marketing agency for hospitality. Whilst in Melbourne he also founded a walking tour company. He has a love for rock 'n' roll bars & New York-style pizza. In 2020 he was amongst the top 1% of Frank Sinatra listeners on Spotify.
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