Join us on a 2 hour walking tour as we explore the streets of Fitzroy's old crime district and get to know the colourful characters who lived in Melbourne's old crime district 100 years ago. The Fitzroy True Crime Walking Tour is constructed and delivered by writer and historian Michael Shelford and utilises the original police files from the era 1890-1920's. Former brothels, gangland killings, house bombing, safe cracking and shootouts with cops and are just a few of the subjects featured on the tour.
Each tour member receives a free booklet which contains photos of the characters discussed along the way.

Fitzroy is located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible by regular trams to and from the City.

Join us on a 2 hour walking tour as we explore the streets of Fitzroy's old crime district and get to know the colourful characters who lived in Melbourne's old crime district 100 years ago. The Fitzroy True Crime Walking Tour is constructed and delivered by writer and historian Michael Shelford and utilises the original police files from the era 1890-1920's. Former brothels, gangland killings, house bombing, safe cracking and shootouts with cops and are just a few of the subjects featured on the tour.
Each tour member receives a free booklet which contains photos of the characters discussed along the way.

Fitzroy is located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible by regular trams to and from the City.

Join us on a 2 hour walking tour as we explore the streets of Fitzroy's old crime district and get to know the colourful characters who lived in Melbourne's old crime district 100 years ago. The Fitzroy True Crime Walking Tour is constructed and delivered by writer and historian Michael Shelford and utilises the original police files from the era 1890-1920's. Former brothels, gangland killings, house bombing, safe cracking and shootouts with cops and are just a few of the subjects featured on the tour.
Each tour member receives a free booklet which contains photos of the characters discussed along the way.

Fitzroy is located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible by regular trams to and from the City.

Join us on a 2 hour walking tour as we explore the streets of Fitzroy's old crime district and get to know the colourful characters who lived in Melbourne's old crime district 100 years ago. The Fitzroy True Crime Walking Tour is constructed and delivered by writer and historian Michael Shelford and utilises the original police files from the era 1890-1920's. Former brothels, gangland killings, house bombing, safe cracking and shootouts with cops and are just a few of the subjects featured on the tour.
Each tour member receives a free booklet which contains photos of the characters discussed along the way.

Fitzroy is located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible by regular trams to and from the City.

The tour group meets at the historic Workers Club which is situated at the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy (formerly Rob Roy Hotel). We start in the front bar with an introduction and then head out to explore the streets and alleys where Melbourne's most notorious citizens of ill fame lived and plied their trade 100 years ago. 
You will receive a booklet containing photographs of the people featured on the tour so that you can put a face to their adventures. Along the way you will discover former brothels, gangland murder sites, sly grog shops and the places where criminals such as Squizzy Taylor drank, fought, got hitched and faced trial. You will get to know what it was like to struggle for survival in "Melbourne's home of criminals" - old Fitzroy.
The tour winds its way back to the Workers Club where the the beer is cold and the food is good. The Workers Club has happy hour 4-7pm Tues - Fri.
Thursday and Friday tours start at The Workers Club Hotel at 2pm and finish at 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday tours start at The Workers Club Hotel at 1pm and finish at 3pm.

Fitzroy is located just 2 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District and is well serviced by regular trams too and from the City. Trams 11 and 86 stop outside The Workers Club Hotel where Melbourne Historical Crime Tours start and finish. Fitzroy is famous for its nightlife, street art and cuisine.