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Realm is a welcoming place, which cultivates participation and community togetherness. Realm is owned and managed by Maroondah City Council, and is the the centrepiece of Council's Ringwood Town Square precinct, surrounded by open air gathering spaces, cafés and retail shops.

Realm includes:

  • Maroondah City Council Customer Service Centre 
  • Realm Library, an Eastern Regional Library, incorporating areas to engage children and young people
  • BizHub, Maroondah City Council's business resource hub. BizHub offers businesses access to education, skills and business development. Activated, collaborative workspaces and learning and development programs will support business growth and success. BizHub includes a Business Resource Centre, Activated collaborative spaces, Training and development programs.
  • ArtSpace, a contemporary gallery area, combined with exhibition spaces throughout the centre
  • bookable meeting rooms
  • a café area incorporating reading spaces and a magazine and newspaper collection
  • an interactive local history display
  • study areas throughout
  • free wifi
  • activations and activities for all ages and interests
  • Changing Places, an accessible toilet facility


Realm is a fully accessible building and features a lift to assist users to move from the ground level through to levels one and two.

Realm features a Changing Places restroom on level one, which provides:

  • a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
  • a tracking hoist system
  • showering facilities
  • a safe and clean environment.

Getting to Realm & parking

Public transport

Realm is directly opposite Ringwood Station and the bus interchange, with direct links to both the Belgrave and Lilydale train lines.


The EastLink, Mullum Mullum and Heathmont Trails are all major shared trails that provide easy access to Realm. Bicycle parking is available in the Eastland carpark closest to Town Square. See VicRoads bicycle routes.


The best place for Realm and Town Square visitors to park is within the Eastland carpark.


When arriving to Eastland, enter from Ringwood Street at West Gate 5. Immediately veer left up the single lane ramp an then left again up the dual lane ramp. This will bring you to the designated undercover Town Square carpark (Level 3M, Entry Z).

You will need to take a short stroll across town square, past the restaurants to Realm.

Please note: that Eastland runs a paid carparking system. View Eastland parking rates



179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood 3134  View map

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