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COLLINS…Australia`s Premier Street

For over 170 years, Melburnians have considered Collins Street to be the grandest street of this great city.

Flamboyant English journalist George Augustus Sala visited Melbourne in 1885. During his visit, Sala coined and repeatedly used the words “Marvellous Melbourne” to describe the City.

Sala particularly referred to Collins Street with great warmth … His words included charm, vitality, and solid comforting presence plus even in 1885 with reference to the preservation of the early buildings of Collins Street.

Today, Australians recognise Collins as a magnificent tree lined street, now extending past Spencer Street into the newly developed area of Docklands, as the “Premier Street”.

No other street in any of our nations capital cities, has the charm and style which includes in its mix of three churches, five leading hotels, two live theatres, the splendid Town Hall – civic building plus the “Paris End” with international five star shopping, leading clubs, all the banks, financial services, medical specialists, leading legal firms, great eating, commercial offices and major media outlets!

Collins Street is serviced by Melbourne’s famous tram network and has easy access from three nearby train stations.  Treat yourself to Collins Street, as George Augustus Sala did in 1885 and thousands of Melburnians do every day.

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  • ANZ Gothic Bank - 376 Collins Street
  • Georges Building - 162 Collins Street
  • Scots' Church - 156 Collins Street