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Melbourne: True Crime Walking Tour of Fitzroy

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Tours Culture & history Walking tours Wheelchair accessible

Come and explore the streets and alleys of Fitzroy's old crime district and get to know the colourful characters who lived in the area 100 years ago. Gang war, murders, and organised crime.


  • Discover Melbourne's dark criminal past as you explore the historical streets of old Fitzroy
  • Learn about Australia's version of bootlegging and speakeasies: the illegal sly grog industry
  • See the buildings which were brothels, sly grog shops and dens of thieves 100 years ago
  • Explore the streets and back alleys where gangland shootings and brawls took place in the early 1900s
  • Receive a free 'Mugs Gallery' booklet containing photos of the characters featured on the tour


We explore the streets and alleys of the southern part of Fitzroy, where Melbourne's most notorious criminals lived and plied their trade 100 years ago.  You will receive a booklet which contains photos of the characters discussed, as well as crime scene maps and other interesting documents. Along the way you will discover former brothels and sly grog shops (speakeasies), the sites of gangland murders, and places where criminals such as the famous 'Squizzy' Taylor drank, fought, and faced trial. You will get to know what it was like to struggle for survival in what was considered 'the home of Melbourne's criminals' - old Fitzroy. Melbourne Historical Crime Tours are based on the original police files.


Free tour booklet containing photos of the criminals featured on the tour and other interesting crime scene items

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