11Russell Place Substation
Address: Russell Place between Lt Collins St and Bourke St), Melbourne
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm - Saturday and Sunday
What's Open: Substation, including transformer transfer corridor, DC room, switchrooms, transformer compartments and LV compartment
Special Note: This is a live substation with access via three flights of grate stairs. Children under 14 are not allowed, and there is no pram or wheelchair access. Enclosed shoes (no heels or open toed shoes) and full length clothing (no skirts) is required.
Frequency Of Tours: Every 30 minutes. (2 tours running concurrently, 20 people per tour)
Building Type: Public Infrastructure Power Station
Year Built: 1929 (current structure)
Tram Stops: Stop 10: Bourke Street and Swanston Street on routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72
Stop 6: on route 86 and 96
Go underground to see one of Melbourne's oldest substations at work.
Lines Expected, Arrive Early