An exterior photograph of the Williamstown Town Hall on a bight sunny day from a front aspect showing the forecourt and grass lawn.
An exterior photograph of the Williamstown Town Hall on a bight sunny day from an angle showing the bluestone, concrete and grassed forecourt.
A photograph depicting the internal bluestone staircase of the front building of the Williamstown Town Hall, the floor is vibrant, colourful patterned tiling.

Williamstown Town Hall

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Plottel & Bennett 1919, Gibbs Finlay & Morsby 1926, Theo Kerlidis K20 Architecture 2016

Description

The largest building of its kind in Melbourne’s west, Williamstown Town Hall was built in 1927 by prolific architect Joseph Plottel and is an original example of an interwar municipal complex. It is an important part of Williamstown’s identity and was recently restored and upgraded.

Historically significant as the first municipal offices constructed by the City of Williamstown, the site demonstrates the growth and development of the city over a long period until its amalgamation with the City of Altona in 1994. It is an original example of an interwar municipal complex that includes both offices and a town hall and is an important work by architects who had an extensive career in Melbourne.

It comprises the front building, municipal offices and council chamber designed by Plottel + Bennett and constructed by RL Phillips in 1919, and the town hall ballroom and stage designed by Gibbs, Finlay + Morsby, constructed by Weavell + Keast in 1927.

What's On

The historic town hall will be open from 10am-2pm with self-guided tours available, and open access for those who wish to explore without curated content.

Images: (1) Williamstown Town Hall, internal staircase. Photo: Peter Bennetts. (2) Williamstown Town Hall, forecourt. Photo: Peter Bennetts. (3) Williamstown Town Hall, forecourt. Photo: Peter Bennetts.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Open access 10am-2pm

No bookings required

ACCESSIBILITY

Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Sensory friendly, Elevator access

While most of the building is accessible, the stage and balcony are only accessible via stairs.

Location

104 Ferguson St, Williamstown VIC 3016

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