City of Port Phillip Collection

City of Port Phillip Collection

The City of Port Phillip aims to build on its heritage as a place where arts and cultural activities are explored, promoted, valued and respected; it supports the Curatorial Services team and the Port Phillip City Collection (PPCC) to realise these aspirations.

St. Kilda Beach looking towards changing sheds from Brookes Jetty, c.1926
St. Kilda Beach looking towards changing sheds from Brookes Jetty, c.1926

St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
+61 03 9209 6777
+61 03 9646 1656
The Gallery St Kilda Town Hall
8.30 am - 6.00 pm Monday
8.30am-5.00pm Tuesday - Friday
Closed public holidays.
The Port Phillip City Collection is also accessible through exhibitions, the CoPP website and Curatorial services. Curated exhibitions based on the Collection are shown periodically at the St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne Town Halls. Related information and images can be found on the CoPP website. Staff assist with public research enquiries and provide a photographic reproduction service.

The Port Phillip City Collection comprises artworks and heritage items which illustrate and celebrate the City’s social, political, cultural and artistic development. It reflects the history of the City which is founded on the amalgamation, in1994, of three of Melbourne’s earliest urban municipalities - the Cities of South Melbourne (est.1855), St Kilda (est.1857) and Port Melbourne (est.1860). Collection items are of local, state and national significance and date from the 1860s. The Collection numbers over 10,000 items and includes 4,000 photographs, 600 plans and maps, many ephemera and civic items and over 500 contemporary artworks.

The City of Port Phillip encourages and supports local artists through the development of the Contemporary Visual Arts Collection. This collection represents nationally recognised artists who have had a strong association with the City or whose work depicts social, cultural or geographical aspects of the Port Phillip area. Items from this collection are displayed on rotation throughout the St Kilda Town Hall.