St Kilda is defined by two distinct retail strips, Fitzroy Street and Acland Street Village. The Esplanade and St Kilda Beach provide a natural link between the two precincts.
Renowned for live music, arts and culture and outdoor activities, plus home to many annual festivals, including St Kilda Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and the Pride March, St Kilda provides the perfect urban playground.
- Fitzroy Street
- Acland Street
- Grey Street
- Barkly Street
Things to see and do
- Enjoy hours of thrill-seeking entertainment at Luna Park
- Attend one of St Kilda's famous events or catch a show at the Palais Theatre
- Discover contemporary, thought-provoking, new art at Linden New Art
- Visit the little penguins at the St Kilda Breakwater
- Stroll along the Esplanade, stopping at the St Kilda Esplanade Market held every Sunday
- Picnic in the gorgeous St Kilda Botanical Gardens
- Visit the quirky shops along Acland and Fitzroy Streets, plus pop into Acland Street's famous cake shops
- Fine dine at one of St Kilda's infamous restaurants, including Di Stasio, Donovans and Stokehouse
- Enjoy cocktails and beach views from a plethora of bars
- Master stand up paddleboarding with lessons available for families, couples and individuals
Discover St Kilda's hidden gems
In April we explored Acland Street to discover some of its many hidden gems.
We spoke to Bunny from Made in Earth, Daniel from Sister of Soul and Nick from Europa Cake Shop.
"St Kilda is a destination,” says Nick from Europa Cake Shop on Acland Street.
“During COVID, the locals, they came and bought a cake from me one day, then went to the next cake shop the next day, etc, etc. They supported the street. It's been fantastic. It's a community. Have a look around, look at the diversity. I mean you've got iconic cake shops, there's four of us in the street. You've got a supermarket, you've got fashion, you've got restaurants of any type of food that you want, and you've got the beach across the road.”
The time is ripe to explore the diversity and hidden gems of Acland Street Village St Kilda.
These neighbourhood tours are part of our Live Love Local campaign. Through this campaign, we’re supporting local businesses, promoting our shopping villages and working closely with traders to reinvigorate the City.
Find more of our City's hidden gems on our YouTube playlist.
Jewish Museum of Australia
Located on Alma Road in St Kilda, the Jewish Museum of Australia is currently showing the exhibition MIRKA until 19 December 2021.
Following the life of Mirka Mora, Noè from the Museum explains that the exhibition is "about Mirka taking you through her art.... And all of us in Melbourne know so much about her artwork from the clothes that we've worn to the pier in St Kilda to Flinders Street Station, to Readings in Acland Street. There's so much of Mirka all around us.
"But what we also learn... here is the stories behind the artwork, the woman herself and her narrative. The fact that she was a Holocaust survivor. The fact that she was a strong woman. The fact that she was an artist, a family woman, a mother, a mentor and a teacher. And that's the kind of story we try to give here."
The museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and Sundays.
Watch the video below to find out more and go to the website to arrange your visit.
- Tram routes: 3a, 12, 16 and 96
- Bus routes: 246, 600, 606 and 623
For timetables and information visit Public Transport Victoria.
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