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The Moat

The Moat is a bar and café located in the basement level of the Wheeler Centre building.

It’s the perfect place to meet friends — or to while away the time before and after Wheeler Centre events.

Go to for opening hours.

Open since November 2011, The Moat offers its considered selection of drinks and meals from breakfast time until late at night, Monday to Friday. Newspapers, magazines and wifi are provided for patrons with the compliments of the house. On occasion, The Moat will even host a Wheeler Centre event.


For more information, visit their website here.


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.