Guided tours

Working Heritage hosts regular guided walking tours of Jack’s Magazine. Guided walking tours cover the whole site over 60 minutes.

Learn about the magazine’s connections to the colony of Victoria, the history of explosives and the local area’s industrial past. It is perfect for those intrigued by the area’s industrial past and Melbourne’s hidden places. Book now

Regular tours generally run once a month on a Sunday. We also participate in special events like Australian Heritage Festival and Open House Melbourne.

If you would like to book a private tour for your club or community group (15 – 20 people) please contact Working Heritage.


Jack’s Magazine Site Map

Jack’s Magazine is located on the western side of the scenic Maribyrnong River, adjacent to the Edgewater Estate.

The site is surrounded by parkland with Pipemakers Park only a short walk to the north and Frog’s Hollow Wetlands immediately to the east. Jack’s Magazine is easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via the Maribyrnong River Bike and Walking Trail. There is a paved and landscaped carpark accessed from Magazine Way to the south of the site. The Route 82 tram from Footscray train station runs along Gordon Street to the west. Jack’s Magazine is a 7 minute walk from the nearest tram stop.

Close by is Highpoint Shopping Centre, the local Edgewater shops along Edgewater Boulevard and various community services including the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre.