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The Rialto Towers used to be the tallest buildings in the central business district of Melbourne until the Eureka Tower was completed.

Way up on top of the tallest of the two buildings, the public was able to take in the best views of the city and its surrounding landmarks.

The Melbourne Observation Deck opened to the public on 19 July 1994 and was on the 55th floor of the South Tower, at 234 m.

The Observation Deck, was one of Melbourne's Tallest Skyscrapers, you could see 360 degree views of Melbourne and it's surrounds.

From there you were able to take in the amazing sights that the city of Melbourne in Australia had to offer.

Suitable for an excellent family outing we will sadly miss the experience. The city is forever changing and this is just one of many things to do in Melbourne that are changing.

Melbourne still has the Rialto Towers, two beautiful skyscrapers, however the general public can no longer enjoy the 360 degree views that were once so breath taking and an experience that was so memorable.

Views of up to 60 km could be had on a clear day. 

The Observation Deck Is Now Closed

On 31 December 2009, the observation deck closed, to become a restaurant.

There are 3 restaurants at the Rialto.

  • Vue de monde on the 55th floor offering superb, top class dining with a magnificent view.
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This is an excellent article showing some great views that were once experienced on the Observation deck ... Observation Deck Countdown

Nowadays the twin towers are used for the best modern and up to date office spaces. 

Where is the Rialto Melbourne?


525 Collins Street

Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Other Information

Public Transport
Closest train station: Southern Cross Tram lines: 46, 11, 41, 109, 112, 11

On site underground parking available – entrance on Flinders Lane, between King St and William St

You can journey to the top of the Eureka Tower to look out over this great city, however, I do have to say of the two viewing platforms, we will sadly miss this one.

If you have had the opportunity in the past of experiencing the Rialto Oservation deck, I am sure that you enjoyed your time up there.

No doubt there have been thousands of tourists and locals who have journeyed to the top of this building to take in the city's fantastic views from this vantage point. These days you can do so from Melbourne's Eureka Tower

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