Melbourne Music Bus Tour

Melbourne Music Bus Tour

The Melbourne Music Bus Tour departs from the Australian Music Vault at Arts Centre Melbourne taking music lovers to rock ‘n’ roll heartlands Richmond, Collingwood, St Kilda and Port Melbourne. Throughout the two-hour experience, they will be guided by Melbourne musicologist Bruce Milne and music journalist Mary Mihelakos.

November 17th, 2018
December 1st, 2018
January 12th, 2019
February 16th, 2019
March 16th, 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne,, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

“There’s musical history on every street and corner of Melbourne. There’s colourful (sometimes outrageous) tales too. I have stories to tell but I love to hear stories from other people as well. Get on the bus and let’s explore and share. And have some fun,”Milne said.

A lifetime resident of this great city, Bruce has been involved with Triple R since its fledgling years and founded the iconic independent record store and label Au-go-go Records and now co-owns Greville Records. Bruce introduced rock bar culture to Melbourne when he established International Bar and was licensee of The Tote, as documented in the film Persecution Blues. If you’ve ever watched an Australian music documentary, chances are Bruce was in it.

This is a music tour like no other. Discover the past of dimly lit band rooms, untold stories from the recording studios and secrets from side-of-stage. From AC/DC to Z, hear about the revolutionary musicians who’ve shaped the scene.

The bus will pass current venues, iconic laneways, important indigenous music spots, music video locations and places which have inspired some of our most loved songs. These sites include Armstrong Studios; Bakehouse Studios; Champion Hotel; Crystal Ballroom; the Dogs in Space house; The Espy; The Exford; Faraday Street;  Muchmore Ballroom; Mushroom Records; the Nylex Clock sign; the Old Greek Theatre; the Palace; Punters Club; Richmond Recorders; Sing Sing Studios; Tiger Lounge and The Venue. The tour will also travel to Chrissy Amphlett Lane, Charcoal Lane, Rowland S. Howard Lane and AC/DC Lane.

Tour Dates Saturday 6 October                   11:00am & 2:00pm Saturday 17 November              11:00am & 2:00pm Saturday 1 December                11:00am & 2:00pm Saturday 12 January                 11:00am & 2:00pm Saturday 16 February                11:00am & 2:00pm Saturday 16 March                    11:00am & 2:00pm

Tour Duration: 2 hours (please allow additional time in case of unexpected traffic) 

Book at or 1300 182 183

Melbourne Music Bus Tour is all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult.