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The Mail Exchange building looking across Spencer Street from Southern Cross Station with a tram going past
Buchan entrance signage at the Mail Exchange building front door
Buchan studio reception space with people being greeted before entering the studio space
Internal staircase with feature windows
Heritage sepia image from the 1800's of the Mail Exchange building looking down Bourke Street which is a dirt road.

Mail Exchange Building

J.S. Murdock 1917, Buchan 2014


Reconnect with a quiet jewel of Melbourne’s past. Experience a guided tour through the Mail Exchange Building led by designers and architects from Buchan. As the lead architect behind the building's restoration works and designer of our own architecture studio on Level 1, the Mail Exchange forms an intrinsic part of not only the architectural history of Melbourne, but also our architectural legacy that celebrates over 130 years of practice.

What's On

Through guided tours, visitors can discover the evolution of the building from its past as a central infrastructure for mail in Victoria to its current iteration as a multi-level commercial space for creative studios and co-working.

Images: (1-4) The Mail Exchange. Photos: Buchan. (5) The Mail Exchange. Photo: Heritage archives, source unknown.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours running every half hour starting at 10.30am. Last tour departs at 12.30pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet in the entry foyer at the corner of Spencer and Bourke St. Enter through the swing doors where guides will meet you.


Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access


Level 1/696 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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