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Bunjil Place


Bunjil Place is 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.

Its name and striking architectural design were inspired by stories of Bunjil (also known as ‘Bundjil’) the ‘creator’, from our First Nation’s people. Genuine engagement with the Indigenous community strengthened and informed the symbolic design, which integrates the form of Bunjil through the timber ceiling grid, resembling the soaring eagle’s wings.

Since opening in late 2017, this multi-award winning precinct has welcomed more than 4.1 million visitors.

What's On

Take a special behind-the-scenes tour (two available) or stroll through the precinct at your own pace, taking in film screenings on the design and construction of the building.

Images: (1-2) Bunjil Place. Photos: Derek Swalwell. (3-6) Bunjil Place. Photos: Glenn Hester. (7) Bunjil Place. Photo: John Gollings.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 + Sunday 31 July
Open 10am-4pm
Self guided tours and film content on the big screen

Sunday 31 July
Tours: Behind the scenes tours run 9.30am and 11am
Bookings not required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first come, first in basis.

Age Requirements

12 years and above


Partially wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom
Auslan interpreted
Quiet rooms
Social Story


2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren 3805

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