Royal Exhibition Building

Carlton Gardens

The beautiful Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne.
It was built in 1879–1880 as part of the international exhibition movement, which presented over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 around the globe.

The building is located on approximately 26 hectares (64 acres), is 150 metres (490 ft) long and is surrounded by four city streets.
It is at 9 Nicholson Street in the Carlton Gardens, flanked by Victoria, Carlton and Rathdowne Streets, at the north-eastern edge of the central business district.

The Royal Exhibition Building is used to this day as an exhibition venue for various festivals and fairs such as Melbourne Fashion Week. During the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the building was used as a mass vaccination centre, operated by St Vincent's Hospital.