Future South Melbourne

Future South Melbourne

South Melbourne is growing and evolving – help us shape its future.

South Melbourne

South Melbourne's Hidden Gems

The Hidden Gems tour takes you on a 30-minute journey through the true hidden gems of South Melbourne: discover its vibrant coffee culture, taste the delights of some of the extraordinary talents of its many food artisans, explore its quaint alleys and side streets and alluring street art, learn about its fascinating heritage, uncover some of its hidden community gardens, discover its thriving creative and music scene, relax in its health and wellness precinct or meet up with friends and family at the many pubs or cool roof-top bars.

Business Forum

Economic Stimulus & Survival Business Forum

This online event provided the City of Port Phillip business community with a rare opportunity to hear from Government representatives and industry experts. Speakers shared the current economic status of Port Phillip’s community, communicated opportunities and Government assistance on offer and had an interactive session on possible options that could be included in the draft Council 2020/21 budget.

Speakers included:

  • Bernadene Voss, Mayor of the City of Port Phillip
  • Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology, on behalf of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
  • Barbara Cullen, Director of Small Business Victoria
  • Felicia Mariani, CEO of Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)
  • Paul Guerra, CEO of Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
  • Steve Bentley, Vice President of MainStreet Australia
  • Peter Smith, CEO of the City of Port Phillip



Join us in free webinars focused on a range of topics including Website Optimisation, Retail Recovery and Social Media Optimisation.

Community Challenge

There are many community members asking how they can help our community, whilst in isolation. Well here is something you can do. We are putting forward a community challenge, for you to come up with ideas and solutions to help our community through this COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19 - Council Updates

Keep up to date with the government assistance packages available to those affected by COVID 19.

South Melbourne

South Melbourne Place Plan

The Place Plan reflects the discussions, ideas and aspirations of the South Melbourne community and has been prepared in discussion with members of our community who have a deep understanding of this place.


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