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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

This pioneering gallery commissions inspiring and thought-provoking artworks from all four corners of the world.

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is unique in being the only gallery in the whole country which is run according to the European Kunsthalle system of commissioning rather than collecting its exhibits. As well as offering an eclectic and comprehensive overview of contemporary world art, this also means that exhibits are constantly refreshed, allowing visitors to explore an evolving collection over time.

The welcoming exhibition space houses innovative sculpture and installations, painting, audio-visual presentations and interactive art by many world-famous practitioners, as well as providing a platform for lesser-known artists at the beginning of their international careers. Check the website before you visit to see a programme of special exhibitions and events, or just turn up and treat yourself to a voyage of artistic discovery. Admission is free, so you can easily pop in for a few minutes when you’re passing, or you can plan a special trip to see an upcoming show.

The building itself is also notable for its cutting-edge design – a product of the celebrated Melbourne architectural firm Wood Marsh. Its eye-catching angular shapes and striking façade of red steel have ensured its position as one of the city’s most distinctive cultural landmarks.

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is located in Southbank, Melbourne, and is easily accessed by numerous tram routes or via a short walk south of the main train terminal at Flinders Street Station. There is also plentiful on-street parking and pay car parks nearby. The gallery is open every day except Mondays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (4,158 reviews)

    Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Marvel Stadium. Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria ...

    Atlantis Hotel, MelbourneAU$87

    9 Jun - 10 Jun

    Atlantis Hotel, MelbourneAU$87
    Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

    Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

    Corner of Southgate Ave & Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (2,675 reviews)

      This family-friendly Southbank hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Melbourne Central and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Royal Botanic ...

      Travelodge Hotel Melbourne SouthbankAU$116

      23 Jun - 24 Jun

      Travelodge Hotel Melbourne SouthbankAU$116
      The Langham, Melbourne

      The Langham, Melbourne

      One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.7 out of 5 (991 reviews)

        Shaped like an open book facing the Yarra River from its Southbank side, this 24-story hotel is located in the Southgate shopping/business complex, 500 meters ...

        The Langham, MelbourneAU$224

        27 May - 28 May

        The Langham, MelbourneAU$224
        Crowne Plaza Melbourne

        Crowne Plaza Melbourne

        1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.3 out of 5 (982 reviews)

          Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marvel Stadium, and Melbourne ...

          Crowne Plaza MelbourneAU$150

          27 May - 28 May

          Crowne Plaza MelbourneAU$150
          Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

          Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

          328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (3,577 reviews)

            This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria, and ...

            Rendezvous Hotel MelbourneAU$129

            2 Jun - 3 Jun

            Rendezvous Hotel MelbourneAU$129
            Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

            Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

            66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, VIC
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (989 reviews)

              Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium and DFO South Wharf. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition ...

              Travelodge Hotel Melbourne DocklandsAU$99

              30 May - 31 May

              Travelodge Hotel Melbourne DocklandsAU$99
              Oaks on Collins

              Oaks on Collins

              480 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.7 out of 5 (985 reviews)

                Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Collins Street, SEA LIFE Melbourne, and Flinders Lane. ...

                Oaks on CollinsAU$144

                2 Jun - 3 Jun

                Oaks on CollinsAU$144
                Pegasus Apart'Hotel

                Pegasus Apart'Hotel

                206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (786 reviews)

                  Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Central. ...

                  Pegasus Apart'HotelAU$139

                  10 Jun - 11 Jun

                  Pegasus Apart'HotelAU$139

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