Melbourne’s vibrant laneways in the heart of the city, along with numerous hidden corners throughout its suburbs, serve as outdoor galleries, showcasing an array of captivating street art. From AC/DC Lane to the iconic Everfresh Fitzroy mural, these spots have become must-visit destinations for tourists and locals alike, offering perfect backdrops for Instagram photos. Now, a study by Betway has officially recognised Melbourne as the third-best city for street art globally.

Analysing 132 cities worldwide, the study considered factors like mural count, social media engagement, and online search traffic. Surpassing renowned European cities like Berlin and Amsterdam, Melbourne’s street art prowess shines through. Paris claims the top spot, followed closely by London.

Melbourne excels in mural count, boasting a staggering 2,317 pieces of outdoor art, surpassing even Paris and London by four to five times. While Sydney makes it into the top ten, Melbourne’s third-place ranking solidifies its status as a global street art hub. Here’s the full list of the top ten cities for street art around the world:

  1. Paris
  2. London
  3. Melbourne
  4. Berlin
  5. Los Angeles
  6. New York City
  7. Amsterdam
  8. Sydney
  9. Montreal
  10. Lisbon
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