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The Carlton Residents Association is a democratic, non-party political body.
Its purpose is to act as an advocate for the residents of Carlton (defined by postcode 3053)
and those who wish to preserve all that is good about Carlton.

CRA represents your views at community level, and to government.



Register for the CRA e-Newsletter on the JOIN page

Current News:

Don’t miss this special evening:

CRA Carlton Conversations              

Meet Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AO

‘The Challenges Facing Us’

 6.30 pm on Monday 13th March at

The Clyde Hotel, cnr Cardigan and Elgin St, Carlton.

to book contact:    https://www.trybooking.com/CFMIV

Read more here






Read the Transport Policy here




Carlton Heritage Review:

The Aim:

The City of Melbourne is reviewing heritage in Carlton to better understand the area’s evolution of built and cultural heritage.
The review will uncover, document and celebrate heritage in the area. It will also assess existing heritage buildings and precincts.

The study area includes two distinct precincts: to the south of Grattan Street and to its north. It excludes the University of Melbourne precinct and the World Heritage site including the Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Museum.

CRA has made a submission to this review. Read more on the Heritage Page


CRA  AGM 2022 was held on Monday 20 February 2023

at: The Studio Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton

In the interests of Carlton, give some thought to how you could volunteer to :  work on the committee, keep track of membership, watch out for planning issues, help protect the REB and Carlton Gardens, etc.

Read the CRA Annual Report for 2022


City of Melbourne Budget – what does it mean for Carlton?

Read the Budget here.   Read the Carlton page here


Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
World Heritage Environs Area News.

For more information visit the Carlton Gardens page or the Heritage page


Other information:

Addressing Planning issues that may affect you!

Historically CRA has facilitated objections to inappropriate development with the aim of preserving the heritage and liveability of Carlton…….But……CRA no longer has the resources to monitor and action objections to all such proposals. …….However, the need to do so, remains and is, of utmost importance if we are to successfully retain these values. Access further details here.


Important and favourable decision by VCAT

A big step towards the preservation of Drummond Street heritage

16-22 Drummond Street –  VCAT determination:
In planning permit application TP-2018-892, no
permit is granted.
Access the VCAT  determination on the planning page



Community Conversation with the Lord Mayor –
Read the full summary on the Community News page


Heritage – Visit the Heritage Page


Demolition of Carlton Inn/Corkman Irish Pub

From thisCRA is outraged at the reprehensible act of urban vandalism at this site.

For more information visit the National Trust site at:

the CRA Heritage page

and the CRA Facebook page at:


Events and Meetings

Committee Meetings 2023


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Committee Meetings 2023
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