Wednesday, 1 March 2017


The St Kilda Pavilion is a historic kiosk located at the end of St Kilda Pier, in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. The kiosk was designed by James Charles Morell and built in 1904 by John W. Douglas. The kiosk was proposed and operated by Francis Parer. Until the 1930s the structure was widely known as Parer's Pavilion however its actual name was the Austral Refreshment Rooms. In the 1930s it was renamed Kerby's Kiosk. The Kerby family were involved with running the kiosk from 1934 through to 1987. Noble and Ivy Kerby acquired the lease from the Victorian Government in 1939.

From 1987 through to 2003 the kiosk was leased and operated by Joe Sillitoe then Carmel Grant. On 11 September 2003 the structure was destroyed in an arson attack. After massive public support to rebuild the kiosk and the support of premier Steve Bracks, it was reconstructed to the original 1903 plans, utilising some of the salvaged components, such as the cast iron roof, decorative cresting and weather vane. An additional structure, expanding the capacity was erected directly behind the kiosk and is obscured by the pavilion when viewed from the pier. The Pavilion is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The kiosk re-opened in March 2006. The site is owned by Parks Victoria and is leased to Peter Tzambazis.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Gorgeous photography ~ great composition too ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  2. What a long line for refreshments! So sorry that it was destroyed by an arson attack but glad it was rebuilt.

  3. My favourite part of Melbourne and a place we spent many summer sundays in childhood. No wonder there was massive public support to rebuild the kiosk, as close to the original 1903 plans as possible. It may not be the Taj Mahal or The Louvre, but The Pavilion certainly deserved to be listed as Heritage Registered. T


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