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From around 1918 up until WWII, many buildings built in the city of Melbourne, display beautiful examples of the art deco era.
These buildings and structures have been carefully preserved to showcase this style.
Art Deco was a globally popular style influencing architecture, interior design, industrial design, fashion, graphic arts cinema after the first world war.
The style is very different to that of the buildings built pre-war era, art nouveau.
Art Deco Buildings In Melbopurne's Central Business District
You will find in the list below, some of Melbourne's best known buildings and public places. Places that you can visit within the streets of the city.
You will also find several 'must not miss' examples.
These are a little out of the central business district, however, they are easy to access using public transport or a few minutes driving time. They are some of Melbourne's best art deco buildings, with excellent examples of art deco interior design and exterior facades.
Throughout the streets of Heidelberg, St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Elwood, you will find beautiful examples of art deco houses. Many of these still survive with their art deco interiors lovingly preserved.
A great way to investigate some of these homes is to watch the Real Estate Sales Section. When an art deco style of a home or business comes up for inspection, go along and check out the detail inside and out.
You usually are allowed to take photos as you wander through some of Melbourne's oldest examples of the Art Deco Era.
In St Kilda, a south eastern suburb of Melbourne, you will find the Palais and the Astor theatres, considered to be some of the finest surviving art deco buildings in Australia. The art deco interior design in both these theatres is incredibly exciting.