Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Australia

Majority of skyscrapers in this list are located in Melbourne and Brisbane, however the tallest building in Australia, Q1 Tower, is in Gold Coast, Queensland. This skyscraper have been the tallest building for more than a decade and actually there’s no building under construction estimated to be taller than the Q1 Tower.

There are more than 20 projects to be built in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast estimated to be more than 300 meters tall, nonetheless, those projects are actually in a vision phase.

This time we will show you a list of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Australia.

Clarifications:

Before staring, we want to let you know two points.

1. This list have been published on April 20th, 2020, keep on mind that only those skyscrapers completed until this date have been taken into account, if a new building were completed and it’s among the top 10 tallest buildings in Australia, the list will be updated as soon as possible.

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Alright, it’s time to start!

Skyscrapers in Australia: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Australia

BUILDINGHEIGHT
1. Q1 Tower322.5 m (1,058 ft)
2. Eureka Tower297.3 m (975 ft)
3. Aurora Melbourne Central270.5 m (887 ft)
4. Brisbane Skytower269.6 m (885 ft)
5. 120 Collins Street266.6 m (875 ft)
6. 101 Collins Street260 m (853 ft)
7. 1 William Street259.8 m (852 ft)
8. Prima Pearl Apartments254 m (833 ft)
9. Rialto Towers251.1 m (824 ft)
10. Central Park Tower249 m (817 ft)

10. Central Park Tower

Height: 249 m (817 ft)
Floors: 52
Building Function: Office
Firm: Forbes & Fitzhardinge
City: Perth
Construction Start: 1989
Completed: 1992

Central Park Tower is a 52-storey office building located at St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia. It measures 226 m (741 ft) from its base to the roof, and 249 m (817 ft) to the tip of its antenna spire. Upon its completion in 1992, the tower became the tallest building in Perth. It’s also currently the tenth tallest building in Australia.

Central Park Tower and Infinity Tower have the same height, however Central Park Tower was inaugurated in 1992, while the Infinity Tower was inaugurated in 2014.

9. Rialto Towers

Height: 251.1 m (824 ft)
Floors: 63
Building Function: Office
Firms: Gerard de Preu & Partners; Perrot Lyon Mathieson
City: Melbourne
Construction Start: 1982
Completed: 1986

Rialto Towers is a 63-storey, 251.1 m (824 ft) tall ofice skyscraper in Melbourne. Construction began in 1982 and was finished in 1986. It is the oldest building in this list.

8. Prima Pearl Apartments

Height: 254 m (833 ft)
Floors: 72
Building Function: Residential
Firms: Disegno Australia; Rijavec Architects
City: Melbourne
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2014

Prima Pearl Apartments is a residential skyscraper in Melbourne. At 254 m (833 ft) tall is the eight tallest skyscraper in Australia.

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7. 1 William Street

Height: 259.8 m (852 ft)
Floors: 46
Building Function: Office
Firm: Woods Bagot
City: Brisbane
Construction Start: 2013
Completed: 2016

1 William Street is a 46-storey, 259.8 m (852 ft) tall skyscraper in Brisbane, Queensland. It’s the seventh tallest building in Australia and the second tallest in Brisbane.

6. 101 Collins Street

Height: 260 m (853 ft)
Floors: 50
Building Function: Office
Firm: Denton Corker Marshall
City: Melbourne
Construction Start
Completed: 1991

101 Collins Street is a 260 m (850 ft) skyscraper located in Collins Street, Melbourne central business district, Victoria. The 57-storey building, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, was completed in March 1991.

5. 120 Collins Street

Height: 266.6 m (875 ft)
Floors: 52
Building Function: Office
Firm: HASSELL
City: Melbourne
Construction Start: 1986
Completed: 1991

120 Collins Street is a 265 m (869 ft) skyscraper in Collins Street, Melbourne central business district, Victoria. It was built from 1986 to 1991.

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4. Brisbane Skytower

Height: 269.6 m (885 ft)
Floors: 90
Building Function: Residential
Firm: NRA Collaborative
City: Brisbane
Construction Start: 2015
Completed: 2019

Brisbane Tower is a 90-storey, 269.6 m (885 ft) tall skyscraper in Brisbane. It’s completed in 2019 and is actually the fourth tallest building in Australia and also the tallest in Brisbane.

3. Aurora Melbourne Central

Height: 270.5 m (887 ft)
Floors: 85
Building Functions: residential, serviced apartments
Firm: Elenberg Fraser
City: Melbourne
Construction Start: 2015
Completed: 2019

Aurora Melbourne Central is one of the most recent built skyscrapers in Australia, it was inaugurated in 2019 and at 270.5 m (887 ft) tall, it became the third tallest building in Australia.

2. Eureka Tower

Height: 297.3 m (975 ft)
Floors: 91
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Fender Katsalidis Architects
City: Melbourne
Construction Start: 2001
Completed: 2006

Eureka Tower was inaugurated in 2006 and since that year, it has been the tallest building in Melbourne, it is about to be surpass by Australia 108, a skyscraper actually topped out and estimated to be inaugurated in 2020.

1. Q1 Tower

Height: 322.5 m (1,058 ft)
Floors: 78
Building Function: Residential
Firms: Innovarchi; Sunland Group
City: Gold Coast
Construction Start: 2002
Completed: 2005

Q1 Tower is the tallest building in Australia since its inauguration in 2005, what means that it has kept that title for 15 years and it’ll continue being the tallest for more time since actually there’s no building under construction that were able to surpass it.

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