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Melbourne is steeped in music, it forms part of Melbourne's heartbeat! You will hear notes drifting through its laneways like life being pumped through veins. Join us as we follow and discover Independent Vinyl Record Stores.

You will see music at every turn, our buskers on the streets, gigs on every night of the week and hidden raves in warehouses. Many famous musicians have come from Melbourne roots and we love to share them with the world.

Whether you're a music addict like many local people here in Melbourne or you just want to learn a little more about the music culture in this great city, then we have your answer. This is the tour for you if you want to immerse yourself in the most unique and special record stores. Go underground, go quirky, go independent, go and rock and roll!

Get an overview on the many famous bands starting out in Melbourne, a history of our pumping DJ culture as well as some insights into the thriving vinyl scene. Discover with us some of the iconic and hidden Independent Vinyl Record Stores in Melbourne on our Self-Guided Walk through Melbourne’s beating underground.

QR INdependant 1These stores are unique and some of them are not always easy to find unless you know just where to look. Luckily we are here to show you!

Points of Interest:

  1. Wax Museum Records
  2. The Basement Discs
  3. Section 8
  4. Rocksteady Records
  5. Heartland Records

If you think you are getting too old to know AC/DC, remember what Angus Young, one of the members of the band once said: "I'm not going bald, my head's just getting higher".

If you want to discover a whole other world within our world, come and join us on this discovery! To discover other worlds such as Aboriginal Experiences or Food, Wine & Beer or Nature & Wildlife, take a look at our offerings or contact us at Discover Melbourne if you need any further help discovering Melbourne.

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