We acknowledge the Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nation, who have traditional continuing connections and responsibilities for the land on which the Gateway Hub is located. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.  

Fishermans Bend Gateway Hub is a place that connects and builds the local community, celebrates the precinct’s proud legacy of innovation and manufacturing, and inspires creativity and collaboration in shaping the future of Fishermans Bend.

Fishermans Bend Gateway Hub

The Gateway Hub has relaunched at its new home at Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street (under the Bolte Bridge).

Shed 21 location

The Gateway Hub shares Shed 21 with One Padel, Melbourne’s first Padel courts and can be found on Google Maps!

Made possible by the Victorian Government working in partnership with the City of Melbourne via the Gateway to GMH grant.

For more information visit the Gateway Hub website or  Gateway Hub Instagram Account.


Upcoming Events

The Fishermans Bend Gateway Hub provides a pop-up home to a wide array of ever-changing events and activities, please visit this page and our social media accounts for regular updates.


Melbourne Fringe Festival presents PENDULUM

Melbourne Fringe

Melbourne's Fringe Festival comes to Fishermans Bend in 2022. (5-23 October)

Step inside the expansive world of PENDULUM created by percussive artist sensation Matthias Schack-Arnott and globally renowned choreographer Lucy Guerin.

Tucked away inside the vaulted industrial cathedral of Docklands’ unique and beguiling Shed 21, a suite of dancers moves in sync with a field of suspended bells that hum, glow and toll in this movement-driven performance installation inspired by the ebb and flow of time.

At once a timekeeper, a metronome and an instrument of divinity, a pendulum’s hypnotic swoop keeps steady beat – and as this formidable intergenerational ensemble of women dance with time, every rise and fall reveals the strength and vulnerability of the human form.

This is a mesmerising dance with gravity that you won’t want to miss.

Go to the Melbourne Fringe website for more information and to buy tickets.


Melbourne Fashion Week  - Dockside Runway at Gateway Hub

Melbourne Fashion Week

Fishermans Bend is putting haute couture at its heart as part of Melbourne Fashion Week the Gateway Hub will be transformed into one of the festival’s more dramatic runway settings.

On Tuesday October 11 the Gateway Hub will showcase looks from Melbourne’s street and sub-culture fashion scenes. There’ll be plenty of layered, Y2K maximalism and 90's inspired styling, with emphasis on slow-fashion designers including A.BCH, Chris Ran Lin, Erik Yvon, EveryHuman, Ginny’s Girl Gang, Postel, Reborn by HoMie, Sabatucci, Sister, Suku Home, SZN, The Social Studio and Toile Studios.

Tickets on sale from 12pm September 8 on the Melbourne Fashion Week website


Imagine, Design and Make - Fishermans Bend Talk and Tour Series

Talk tours

Learn more about innovation in Fishermans Bend through the Imagine, Design and Make Talks & Tours series at the City of Melbourne Gateway Hub.

Follow the series here, on our social media or on the Gateway Hub website for event listings.

Thursday 13 October 2022; 5-6:30pm

The programme launches with a deep dive into the world of Autonomous Systems - from the future of driver-less vehicles to autonomous aerospace technologies - hosted at the futuristic labs of Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and featuring an esteemed panel of Fishermans Bend locals:

  • Jake Tremelling from SYPAQ
  • Ross Osborne from SYPAQ
  • Russel Gallagher from ARRB

Networking drinks and nibbles afterwards.

This is a free event, but spaces are limited so register ASAP

ARRB - 80a Turner Street Port Melbourne.


Padel & Bites – every Wednesday

Padel and Bites

Every Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm we will have a different food truck at Shed 21 at 206 Lorimer Street, Docklands. Free social Padel Tennis sessions will be available in collaboration with our neighbours at One Padel. Food trucks will provide lunch for purchase.

Check out details below for upcoming Thursday Street Eats as well.


Street Eats – every Thursday

Street Eats is moving... Stay tuned for more!


Past Events

Open House Melbourne - General Motors Holden Site Tour

Saturday 30 July, 11am and 2pm

As part of Open House Melbourne 2022, City of Melbourne offered guided tours of the former General Motors Holden site in Fishermans Bend. Once the centre of Melbourne’s industrial heyday, the site provides the foundations for the future Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct.

Developed from the 1930s onwards, the former GM-Holden site played an important role in Australia’s WW2 effort and in 1948 saw prime minister Ben Chifley celebrate the first Australian designed and built mass produced car roll off the factory floor. In the decades that followed the Holden name became synonymous with a growing and prosperous nation, providing quality manufacturing jobs for thousands of Victorians and recent arrivals to Australia, and developing cultural icons such as the Monaro and the Commodore.

Starting and concluding at the Gateway Hub, the tour covered key moments in the history of Fishermans Bend and Holden's legacy, and how these come together to shape Fishermans Bend’s exciting future.

open house melbourne

Fishermans Bend Innovation Challenge Pitch Night

Thursday 28 July, 5:30-8pm

ARRB - 80a Turner Street Port Melbourne

Six big ideas on how to use data and technology in Fishermans Bend were pitched in the open. Community members together with  judges will select a winning idea to be brought to life at Fishermans Bend. From rain gardens made from recycled materials to dating apps for buildings, these concepts aim to solve challenges in our future city spaces.

Watch the video of the pitch night and vote!

Voting on Pilots is open until 5pm AEST 11 August 2022.

Innovation Challenge innovation challenge

Melbourne Knowledge Week: Fishermans Bend Innovation Bike Tour

Saturday 14 May 2022, 10 am and 2pm

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, the City of Melbourne ran two guided bike tours to uncover the fascinating stories of innovation and manufacturing at Fishermans Bend, Australia’s largest urban renewal project.

Starting at Federation Square and concluding at the Gateway Hub (under the Bolte Bridge), the tour weaved stories of creativity and innovation from the past and looked to the future of design, engineering and advanced manufacturing in the Fishermans Bend National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC).

MKW cycle tour MKW cycle tour

MKW cycle tour


Padel & Bites - past events

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Tacos from Taco Truck Melbourne

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Burgers from Beatbox Kitchen

burgers

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Vietnamese Hawker Kitchen by Nem Nem

nem nem

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Portuguese by Otuga Tastes of Portugal

otuga

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Tacos from Taco Truck Melbourne

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Burgers from Beatbox Kitchen

burgers

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Vitenamese Hawker Kitchen by Nem Nem Vietnamese

nem nem

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Portuguese by O Tuga Tastes of Portugal

otuga

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Seafood by Chef Calamari

chef calamari

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Korean and Japanese by Kimu Korean and Japanese

kimu kitchen

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Vietnamese Hawker Kitchen by Nem Nem

nem nem

Wednesday 13 July 2022

BBQ by Smokin' Barry's BBQ

smokin barrys

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Seafood by Chef Calamari

chef calamari

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Pizza by Primo Street Pizza

Big Bertha

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Burgers by Beatbox Kitchen

burgers

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Tacos from Taco Truck Melbourne

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Vietnamese Hawker Kitchen by Nem Nem

nem nem

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Korean and Japanese by Kimu Korean and Japanese

kimu kitchen

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Seafood by Chef Calamari

chef calamari

Wednesday 7 September 2022

BBQ by Smokin' Barry's BBQ

smokin barrys

Street Eats - past events

Thursday 12 May 2022

Tacos from Taco Truck Melbourne

Thursday 19 May 2022

Burgers from Beatbox Kitchen

burgers

Thursday 26 May 2022

Vietnamese Hawker Kitchen by Nem Nem

otuga

Thursday 2 June 2022

BBQ by Smokin' Barry's BBQ

smokin barrys

Thursday 9 June 2022

Seafood by Chef Calamari

chef calamari

Thursday 16 June 2022

Tacos by Taco Truck Melbourne

taco truck

Thursday 23 June 2022

Korean and Japanese by Kimu  Korean and Japanese

chef calamari

Thursday 30 June 2022

Portuguese by O Tuga Tastes of Portugal

otuga

Thursday 7 July 2022

Tacos from Taco Truck Melbourne

Thursday 14 July 2022

Seafood by Chef Calamari

chef calamari

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Tacos from Taco Truck Melbourne

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Burgers from Beatbox Kitchen

burgers

Gateway Hub Warming and Fishermans Bend Innovation Mixer

Wednesday 7 April 2022

We celebrated the relaunch of the Gateway Hub together with our partners from the City of Melbourne with a sunset washed “hub warming”. Blessed with great weather, great food, and great views it was fantastic to see so many people back together.

As the sun set, Uncle Shane Clarke from the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation welcomed us to the beautiful Country on which we gathered. The event then continued with bites from local Taco Truck Melbourne and drinks from Fishermans Bend’s local brewery CBC.

The hub warming was followed by a mixer for the Fishermans Bend Innovation Challenge, bringing together future thinkers, disruptors, innovators and passionate locals to collaborate on ideas that could help shape the future of Fishermans Bend.

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hub warming

Page last updated: 05/10/22