Old Treasury Building


One of Australia’s finest 19th century buildings, the Old Treasury Building’s construction between 1858 and 1862 was symbolic of the city’s rapid development. The design by the 19 year old architect JJ Clark is in the Renaissance Revival style, derived from the ‘Italian palazzo’ form. The recently restored terraces and lamps were constructed in 1867.
In 2022, the Old Treasury Building celebrates 160 years.

What's On

Exhibition spaces open, discover the history of Melbourne. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

Images: (1) Old Treasury Building, exterior detail. (2) Old Treasury Building, interior hallway. (3) Old Treasury Building, under construction. (4) Old Treasury Building, exterior. (5) Old Treasury Building, exhibition space. All images courtesy Old Treasury Building

Important Details

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom


20 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

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