East Melbourne is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, it is adjacent to Melbourne's CBD.
East Melbourne was one of Melbourne's first suburbs. It was originally planned in 1837 by surveyor Robert Hoddle, but was not actually settled until 1840, sometime after neighbouring Fitzroy, Victoria and Collingwood. Among the first settlers was Charles La Trobe, who built a transportable dwelling in 1840 and wealthy professionals followed, building mansions there.
A small commercial centre is located along Wellington Parade, servicing local residents in the nearby exclusive and wide tree-lined residential streets.
East Melbourne also features a selection of accommodation, inlcuding apartments, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels.
East Melbourne has many impressive Victorian era gardens with well established plantings, the largest of which are the Treasury Gardens and the Fitzroy Gardens. Yarra Park in Jolimont is used for picnicking and carparking for the MCG.
Parliament Gardens a small square with a fountain adjacent to Parliament House was granted public space by the City of Melbourne in 1934 and a modern fountain feature was later constructed.
Destinations within Melbourne