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The Hub

The City of Melbourne opened ‘The Hub @ Docklands’ in July 2007, as a community facility for residents and visitors of Docklands.  The YMCA proudly manages the facility on behalf of City of Melbourne.

Where is The Hub?

  • Address: 80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
    (near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade – look for the giant rabbit sculpture)
    Melway reference: 2E H7
  • Phone: Community Hub Officer on 03 8622 4822
  • Hours: 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday


Services at The Hub

Information on Docklands and City of Melbourne Services

Pick up a great range of city maps and brochures, information on local events and community groups, Docklands publications and magazines, read the latest newspapers and more.

Free wireless internet

Bring your laptop with a wireless modem down to The Hub and surf the web for free. During opening hours, you can relax indoors in one of our comfy chairs or after hours enjoy wireless connection from the outdoor decking. Available daily.

Room hire

We have a number of rooms available for hire, set in lovely park surrounds we are a great spot for your next meeting, training session or birthday party.

Our options are:

The Long Room: ideal for smaller meetings and caters for up to 18 (theatrette style) or 10 people (boardroom style.) This room contains tables, chairs and a small whiteboard.

The Cinema Room: is ideal for presentations, movie screenings, meetings or classes.  The room contains an inbuilt data projector, screen, whiteboard and DVD facilities. It caters for 35 people (theatrette style) or 20 people (boardroom style.) 

The Atrium: is our largest space, a beautiful light filled area available for hire for activities such as functions, large meetings, movement classes and rehearsals.

Docklands Sports Courts

Multi-purpose sports courts, suitable for basketball, netball, soccer or other games such as dodgeball.  Available to be booked between 6am-10pm. If booked between 8.30am and 5pm the YMCA staff can assist you to set up goals.

Flagstaff Gardens Courts

Multi-purpose sports courts, suitable for tennis, netball, soccer or other games such as dodgeball.  Available to be booked between 6am-10pm.A key is required for access and can be picked up from the Hub or Carlton Baths. 

The Hub @ Docklands