AC/DC Lane – Melbourne, Australia - Atlas Obscura

Melbourne, Australia

AC/DC Lane

A colorful street named for the legendary Australian rock band. 

This short lane was formerly known as Corporation Lane, a name given to otherwise unnamed streets within Melbourne. But in October of 2004, it was rechristened with a name much more fitting to its lively location.

The City Council unanimously voted to rename the street AC/DC Lane as a tribute to the iconic Australian rock band. AC/DC Lane runs right through a part of the city teeming with rock ‘n roll bars and venues. It passes right by the Cherry Bar, one of Melbourne’s most famous rock joints.

You’ll find more than just music fans wandering the short street. The little lane is also home to a vivid display of street art, which adds an additional jolt of creative energy to the already artistic atmosphere. And of course, much of the art shows musical scenes. One of the most striking pieces is an image of AC/DC lead vocalist Bon Scott looking as though he’s just burst through a brick wall, microphone in hand.

Know Before You Go

It runs off Flinders Lane between Exhibition Street and Russell Street.