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Glen Eira Town Hall

Architect: Upton and Smith

South | S33

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.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-3pm - Booking required for this building

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: Portico, Gallery, Clocktower Foyer, Council Chamber, Auditorium, and Upper Foyer.

  • Special Note: Large bags, backpacks or prams are not permitted on the tour, limited cloak area will be available. People under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. You must remain with the group at all times during the tour.

  • Tour Type: S33

  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, running for 45minutes, in groups of 20

  • Access: Fully accessible

  • Building Type: Government

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Special Programming: The Glen Eira City Council Gallery will be hosting 2 exhibitions Beyond, A Century’s Love II and Remembering Yosl Bergner.

  • Year Built: 1890

  • Transport: Tram stop: Glen Eira Rd/Hawthorn Rd on route 64

  • Photo Credit: Glen Eira City Council


Corner Glen Eira & Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield VIC 3162, VIC


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