Docklands Real Estate

The Docklands, Australia’s biggest urban redevelopment project, offers its residents an entirely new way of living. With a diverse, growing community of downsizers, students, young professionals and more, Docklands life is a true escape from suburbia; a low maintenance lifestyle in the fast lane. Alongside the bustling inner city environment and sweeping harbour views you’ll discover a genuine sense of community.

Within this thriving neighbourhood next door to the city there’s a local library, The Dock, with an extensive catalogue of reading material, free wi-fi and a unique events programme for kids, teens and adults alike. Outdoors, there’s a community garden, sailing clubs and cycling and jogging trails that circle the precinct. Spectacular fireworks displays throughout winter and on public holidays lend a celebratory atmosphere, while the regular calendar of cultural and artistic events that run throughout the year place Docklands at the heart of some of the city’s biggest events.


Docklands origins as a busy shipping wharf are still evident in the local architecture; several significant buildings have been retained and cleverly integrated into the cutting-edge new facilities. This ever-changing precinct is made up of smaller districts like New Quay and Waterfront City, and local landmarks like the Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel and Etihad Stadium.

Those who choose to buy or invest in Docklands real estate can tailor the lifestyle they require, and have ample opportunity to enjoy off-the-plan savings and incentives as new developments open up. It’s a lifestyle unlike any other.


Docklands is Melbourne’s fastest growing employment district. Having attracted billions of dollars worth of private investment, it’s the home of several major companies and organisations, including the ANZ, NAB, CBA, Medibank Private, Central City Studios, Myer and many more. One of the City of Melbourne’s key community priorities for Docklands is to support business networks and promote local businesses and enterprises.

The thriving combination of the cultural and the commercial has created grassroots economic opportunities for start-up companies in various industries and personal services. In Docklands, it’s all happening; work and play sit easily side-by-side in this thriving economic and residential centre.

Live where you work. Walk to the office. Docklands brings a whole new meaning to work-life balance.


Gourmet coffee and fine food are staples of the Docklands dining scene. There’s no better to place to dine than right on the harbour, with exquisite views across the water.

Fine dining abounds in Docklands. Among the culinary highlights of the many popular waterside restaurants are Squires Loft Steakhouse, with its proprietary sauces, custom built grills and premium quality ingredients, and Asian fusion restaurant The Condor, with attentive staff and a stellar selection of dishes. Some of the city’s finest cafes and restaurants are located in the Docklands precinct, making the area a magnet for Melbourne foodies.


From cosy pubs to glamourous nightclubs and underground bars, Docklands really does offer something for everyone when it comes to unwinding after hours. And the sweeping water views make for a spectacular backdrop during a night out on the town.

There’s Alumbra, with its relaxed Sunday sessions and top international acts lighting up the dance floor; or the Woolshed Pub, ideal for balcony drinks with harbour views. Contemporary Platform 28 is the go-to destination for after work drinks, while the thoroughly modern Newquay Hotel boasts an extensive drinks list, clever cocktails, and live music throughout the weekend. Meanwhile, Spanish tapas and sangria at Bar Nacional make for an ideal summer’s night out, while expansive indoor bar and alfresco area at the Harbour Town Hotel are always buzzing with activity.


Life in the Docklands is truly spectacular; a low maintenance lifestyle in the fast lane. Where in Australia or arguably the world can you find affordable water front living as close to the CBD of one of the most liveable cities in the world?

Leveraging over 40 years’ experience in real estate and numerous relationships, Nelson Alexander has access to the widest range of Docklands, Yarra Edge, Victoria Harbour, New Quay and waterfront properties from leading developers like Lendlease, Mirvac and MAB. We’ll help you select your dream home within your perfect precinct, property type and size.

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