Docklands became a part of the City of Melbourne in 2007. The suburb's 200 hectares of land and water are on Victoria Harbour, west of the Central Business District (CBD). Its inclusion doubled the size of the Melbourne’s CBD and returned the waterfront to the city.
The area is close to Melbourne's main transport networks, including Southern Cross Station. Docklands is well known as home to the Etihad Stadium and a large number of modern buildings and public spaces and artworks.
From the original development at New Quay, featuring apartments, restaurants, a marina and film studios, Docklands has grown into a thriving waterfront suburb offering a mix of inner city living, shopping, business, parks, entertainment, dining, sporting events, marine transport, community events and arts and culture.
Docklands has also become the national headquarters for a number of major businesses, including the National Australia Bank, ANZ, Myer, AXA, Bendigo Bank, Medibank Private and the Bureau of Meteorology.