Left image: aerial photo of Olympic Boulevard including the MCG, Tennis courts and AIA Centre. Right image: map of Melbourne.

The Architecture of Olympic Boulevard

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Walk with us as we explore the architecture of Olympic Boulevard, and rediscover how the 1956 Olympics shaped the precinct that we know today.  

Led by heritage architect and architectural historian Jim Gard’ner, Director of GJM Heritage, this walk will take in the precinct’s stadiums and venues and explore how the area’s reputation for iconic sports events took off after it was developed for a range of competitive sports facilities during the hosting of the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956.  We will also have a guest appearance by Peter McIntyre, Architect of the Olympic Swimming and Diving Stadium. 

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Join the Architects Registration Board of Victoria as we take a look at the history of Olympic Boulevard from a registered architects' perspective, also exploring how large events such as the 1956 Olympics helped shape the precinct.

In Collaboration With:

  • GJM Heritage

    GJM Heritage are historic heritage professionals based in Melbourne who bring together expertise in architecture, conservation, urban planning, interpretation, architectural history and history. 
    Working across Australasia, we specialise in the development of heritage policy and strategy, advising on the development of heritage places, major infrastructure projects as well as undertaking heritage assessments and studies.

Image: (1) Aerial photo of Olympic Boulevard including the MCG, Tennis courts and AIA Centre. Photo: Gagliardi Photography

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours run 11am + 1pm
Running for 80 minutes in groups of 25

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet at the corner of Olympic Boulevard + Batman Avenue (tennis side)



Partially wheelchair accessible

As this is a walking tour accessibility details are yet to be confirmed. Some areas of incline and uneven ground. Please flag accessibility requirements at the time of booking.


100 Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3004

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