The works are changing all the time and if you're lucky you might even get to see an artist in action (I did).
I thought this laneway was almost as impressive as Hosier Lane (the most iconic street art site in Melbourne), but as you can see from the emptiness of the lane in my pictures (which were taken in the middle of a weekday in the January during the school holidays), not everyone ventures down it.
Conveniently, these lanes are very easy to find, being located off Flinders Street, opposite Federation Square. This position means that even if you're not familiar with the area, you can find them easily and have a look at Melbourne's famous street art scene.
As such a great example of the city's street art, these lanes are also included on a lot of tours that will help you understand a bit more about this particular type of art.
I didn't do a tour, but can understand why they're valued, as street art can be a little inaccessible, not being something people see everyday (other than the odds tags).
My shots don't quite do it justice, but there's actually a lot of variety and skill involved, including a whole lot of different styles (something I learnt at the new Street Art Walk in Katoomba, near Sydney, which is curated and makes sure to include every type).
But you can enjoy the lanes even without doing a tour, as there's something to appeal to everyone (I saw pretty recognisable characters like Scooby Doo when I visited). Although I have to admit, Hosier Lane has the most tourist-friendly images.