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The Moat

With its unique courtyard and the hefty, time-worn bluestone walls of the iconic 19th Century State Library building, the Moat is the perfect place to begin or continue a great conversation. Tucked beneath the Wheeler Centre in Little Lonsdale Street, relax in our cosy hideout away from the city rush.


176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

Phone: (03) 9094 7820

Getting here

The State Library of Victoria is accessible by Swanston Street trams, and is a short walk from Melbourne Central Station.

Parking is available across the road at QV, or in two-hour spaces on the street (metered).

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Centre stands. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders, past and present, as the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.