Glen Eira Town Hall
Architect: Sidney Smith 1884, Alexander Rankin 1890, Goldsmith and Jenkin 1930, Ivan Rijavec 1990
South | S15
The former City of Caulfield (now City of Glen Eira) municipal offices, were built for the Borough of Caulfield in 1884 and were designed by Borough Surveyor Sydney Smith. At this time, the building also included a Court of Petty Sessions and a Post and Telegraph Office. The building has seen numerous changes since that time – the first hall was designed by Alexander Rankin and was completed in 1890. The building was redeveloped in the 1930s, when the present hall, foyer and portico were added, designed by architects Goldsmith and Jenkin. The community's passion for the complex that saved it from demolition in 1974 and further additions were made in the 1980s and 1990s. The building complex is historically, aesthetically and socially significant. It is a prominent and imposing, classically derived structure. The remaining historical interior spaces include the entry foyer and staircase, the main hall, foyer and council chamber. The exterior includes the remains of the Sydney Smith design and the early 1930s addition of the clock tower and portico. It remains a centre of municipal and community life for the people of Glen Eira.
Join Council's history and heritage officer on a guided tour and discover more about this unique municipal icon.
Need to Know
Open: Sunday 28 July 11am–4.30pm
Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5
Tour Details: Tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm running 60 minutes in groups of 25
Access: Fully accessible, all ages
Notes: Toilets available
Building Type: Government
Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)
Transport: Tram stop 54: Glen Eira Rd/Hawthorn Rd on route 64
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Glen Eira City Council
Corner Glen Eira & Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield 3162, Caufield VIC