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:

Join CRA for 2024 –

follow this link to the Join Page



2023 CRA Party –

back at La Mama –

                                                                                     Faraday Street

Tuesday 12 December –

                                                                                        5pm to 7.30pm

RSVP – 5 December

Come prepared with cash for the famous raffle

Purchase a pack of Carlton Cards  (see below)

Enjoy your first drink for free

RSVP:  carltonresidents@gmail.com


Carlton Conversations with Arnold Zable – was held 11 September at the Clyde Hotel

Watch for details of the next event.


The CRA Mobility Policy 2023 – read it here


Carlton Heritage Review:

CRA has made several submissions to this review. The most recent in April 2023.

Access this information on the Heritage Page


The new public toilet in Faraday Street is open!

The ribbon was officially cut by CRA President, Trish O’Loughlin, on 1 September with Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Councillor Davydd Griffiths in attendance.

Read more here




CRA  AGM 2022 was held on Monday 20 February 2023

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

Read the Annual Report, the Financial Report and the Treasurers Report here


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.

There are now new plans for a building on the site.

Read the CRA submission and background information the CRA Heritage page

For more information visit the National Trust site at:




Events and Meetings

Christmas 2023

Join CRA at La Mama

RSVP 5 December

5:00 pm
Christmas 2023
Regular (Free)
Single Cost
Total Cost
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