abbotsford convent

Spread over 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent—with its 11 historic buildings and gardens—is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct.

Immerse yourself in this living precinct of art, culture and learning, located just 4km from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD.


The former Convent of the Good Shepherd, this ex-monastic site is now home to over 100 studios, two galleries, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space. 


The Convent welcomes a diverse range of art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, markets, events and festivals each year. You can also experience self-guided walking tours including an Indigenous Sound Trail and a Social History Tour.


Experience an exemplary arts, cultural and learning site, in a welcoming and lively environment at The Abbotsford Convent.

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1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

(03) 9415 3600