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Step on to the streets of Kew Junction and you’ll find yourself in a bustling precinct of shops in a suburb that over 23,000 people call home.

About Kew Junction

Kew Junction is a vibrant and busy shopping strip located in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs. It is inhabited by a variety of high quality businesses – from restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs with the finest food and beverages, all the way through to professional services, health and medical, legal and financial services. No matter what you are after, one of the 600 plus businesses will ensure you can get it in the heart of Kew.

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The History of Kew

Kew Junction has a rich history. Built in 1851 on the territory of the Wurundjeri peoples, shops began to open on High Street towards the end of the decade.

Read more about the history of this vibrant shopping precinct.

About Kew Junction Business Association

The incorporated association represents owners and business operators, in excess of 600 properties, in Kew Junction.

KJBA manage the marketing, social media and events for the precinct and the aim is to promote individual traders and the area as a whole.

Read more on KJBA, or see whether you qualify for free membership here.

Art in Kew

Laneway next to Now & Then Café, Kew

Artist: Salad Bowl

Completed July 2021. This mural was designed and painted by Salad Bowl and managed by artist management collective, Mamam. Brief to the artist was to bring life to a laneway that was concrete on all sides.

Brougham Street, Kew

Artist: Jeswri

Completed Jan, 2021. This mural is a collaboration between Jeswri, Holly Walton, Endeavour Foundation  and Q Art GalleryInstallation of this mural was achieved with the support of City of Boroondara.

Endeavour Foundation provides services to the people with intellectual disability who needs support in-home, work and daily life. They have a wonderful stable of artists (who display their work for sale in Q Art Gallery) and KJBA offered them the opportunity to design an idea for the mural based on what they loved about Kew, with the winner receiving a cash prize. Holly Walton designed the 3101 imagery in the middle of the mural, surrounded by people, animals, nature and more, highlighting her love of community and all it entails. Jeswri then took this design idea and expanded on it to achieve the final work.