Flinders St, Melbourne

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Highly recommended

Hosier Lane Melbourne 1

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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Lonsdale St, Melbourne

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Sniders Lane Melbourne

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.

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Free

Highly recommended

ACDC Lane Melbourne 3

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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Little Bourke St, Melbourne

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Croft Alley Melbourne 1

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.

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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Duckboard Place Melbourne 2

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!

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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.

FAQs

Where can I find Banksys in Melbourne?

You can find a Banksy piece at the end of Duckboard Place. Head down to the end from Flinders Lane, and look at the door frame in the corner. On either side, you will see a purple stencilled parachuting rats.