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Melbourne Public
Great Event Venues

South Wharf, 3006
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ABOUT Melbourne Public
Great Event Venues

Melbourne Public understands that their customers are time-poor – and they try to alleviate that pressure, whilst still delivering an event consistent to your objectives and brief. They really get to know their customers – so  they understand what they want, and can develop your business accordingly. This shines through when you look at their loyal regulars and repeat function clients who book year after year. Their hands-on, personalised approach is the Melbourne Public point of difference, and it's evident from the first interaction with them.

Citizen Atrium

This exclusive steel and glass function space, adjoining Melbourne Public,
provides a light airy feel that lends itself perfectly to events looking for that
indoor-outdoor setting. Offering its own twist on the 1920s industrial flair with vibrant tiles, this space also provides beautiful feature styling, including hanging wisteria installations, wire bird cages and stunning light fixtures.

Up to 150 Guests

Up to 40 Guests

  • Private bar & courtyard

  • Exclusive area

  • Entertainment capabilities


The MP East Wall is a semi-private area that runs along the east side of our open-plan main bar. This dynamic area sees the iconic industrial flair of Melbourne Public injected into the décor, boasting striking industrial light fittings, exposed beams and high bar
tables and stools. Perfect for upto 250 guests.

  • Private bar

  • In-house music

  • Terrace access


The MP Dining Room is set behind the main bar on an elevated level – offering a more private and exclusive dining experience. The signature neon ‘Melbourne Public’ sign, along with fleeting glimpses of the lively main bar, create an intimate but atmospheric ambiance. Can seat upto 80 guests.

  • Set course & á la carte dining

  • Banquette seating

  • Full table service


The north-facing MP Terrace welcomes functions all year round, with guests able to relax in the sun, or retreat under a retractable rooftop with overhead heating. This alfresco area can also be
merged with the main bar by opening the bi-fold windows and doors, creating a dynamic and vibrant setting. Great for upto 150 guests.

  • Retractable rooftop

  • Overhead heating

  • Private bar

Exclusive Offer for HCS Subscribers

Enjoy an overnight stay at Novotel South Wharf for every sole use booking at Melbourne Public.*
Impress your guests with a three-hour event essentials package at
$90 per person including:

*A cocktail on arrival for each guest (valued at $18pp)
*Starving canape menu
*Basic beverage menu

*Minimum numbers and spend applies.
**Package includes GST
^Offer is subject to change and available until 30th April


See below the contact form for our venue’s capacities

Get pricing & check the availability on venue hire via the ‘Contact This Venue’ form



Room Min Max
Dining Room N/A 80
Citizen Atrium 40 150
MP Terrace N/A 150
MP East Wall N/A 250
Entire Venue N/A 1000
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