Melbourne VIC 3000
Flinders Street Station, designed by railway architect James Fawcett in partnership with railway engineer H P C Ashworth, and won in competition in 1899, but not completed until 1910, is of National social, architectural, aesthetic and technical significance as one of the landmark buildings of Melbourne.
Flinders Street Station is significant as possibly the most well known and heavily used public building in Melbourne. It was the major destination of the city's extensive suburban railway system, providing an imposing entry and exit point for thousands of travellers every day of the year, which in the early years was claimed to be the busiest station in the world. The platforms, the ramps, stairs, subways and concourse, have been used by millions of commuters since 1910. Except for unsympathetic alterations to the ramps up to Swanston Street made in 1983, all these elements are intact, and considered an integral part of Melbourne's historic character.