Welcome to Bunjil Place Tour
DatesSat 14 Oct 2023 - Thu 14 Mar 2024
Join us on the Welcome to Bunjil Place tour to learn about our community story and the incredible internationally award-winning architecture of our building.
This tour will introduce visitors to Bunjil Place, the civic and cultural heart of Melbourne’s South East. Designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt), the facility brings together an unprecedented mix of facilities including a public art gallery, three-level library, 800-seat theatre, black box studio and public plaza. Learn about how Bunjil Place was designed, inspired by stories of Bunjil (also known as ‘Bundjil’) the ‘creator’, from First Nations people and integrated in the built form the timber ceiling grid, resembling the soaring eagle's wings.
Bunjil Place has won many awards including:
- Architecture of the Year—International Design Awards 2017
- William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
- 2018 Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter)
- Australian Timber Design Award—Timber Design Awards 2018
- International Architecture Awards 2019 (Community Centers)
We stage lots of live performances, so venues are subject to availability at the time of your tour.
You’ll be on your feet for a guided tour so flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Your feet will thank you!
Videoing is not allowed but there are plenty of photo opportunities. Your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.
Tours run monthly, see below for upcoming sessions.
Saturday 14 October
Thursday 9 November
Saturday 9 December
Thursday 11 January
Saturday 10 February
Thursday 14 March
Saturday 13 April
Please note: A Service fee of $3.00 applies to bookings made online and by phone (unless tickets are free of charge). Delivery Fees may also apply.
For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) see our Ticketing services information page.
For accessibility bookings or other box office inquiries please email [email protected] or phone 03 9709 9700.