360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne central is located above one Melbourne's subway stations. This modern shopping centre is wrapped around the old Shot Tower museum and is also known for its giant pocket watch that comes alive every hour. This is a large complex over several levels with many major chains and entertainment and food on the higher floors.
QV is situated on the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets.
The QV shopping centre is a base for necessities, with a supermarket, Big W (budget department store), Dan Murphy's (large bottle shop), Office Works (business supplies), Asian groceries, Hervey Norman (Home and electronics) and a Chemist. There is a large food court to provide for the lunchtime rush as well as excellent restaurant dining choices for lunches and evenings.
There are many boutique stores to wander around and explore on multiple levels.
Located on the corner of Bourke St. and Elizerbeth St.
Melbourne's GPO, Is an upmarket boutique retail centre. Housing some of Melbourne's biggest names in fashion, the GPO really is an experience when you walk through the majestic doors of Melbourne's old Post Office. Nestled on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke St., it is a refreshing break as you step inside the charm of this elegant old restored building. If you have visited once before, check it out again, as there are always changes to the interior.
Australia On Collins
260 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
This is a slightly older building and is mostly for the ladies with many Fashion and beauty shops scattered throughout the complex as well a large Lincraft (fabric and craft) store at the rear.
The basement food court is also busy during the lunchtime rush.
Southgates Art and Leisure Precinct
3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
This area is mostly restaurants but there are a few quirky and fashion shops dotted through the two levels of the building.