Rare in Europe, these drains are everywhere under the australian cities. These underground drains carry out the canalization of rain water, completely separated from sewer networks.
Many of these drains are present below each city, each one having its nickname, story and features. Different shapes, sizes, entry & exit...
They are popular meeting, expression and exploration places for the Australian Cave Clan, THE urban exploration organization. The photos shown here depict the variety of these underground canalizations.
Thanks to my Cave Clan underground guides from Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide: Doug, Curly, Eli, Al, Rogue, Drac... Big big thanks to you guys and... Go In Drains ! ! !
Hi a few weeks ago me and my mate explored The Maze Drain in Hawthorn it was my 3rd time there its so big i wanted to see the other side this time !
Id like to know if there are any other drain systems in Melbourne as big and complex as The Maze is ?
Hey there. Look I’m just wondering if this account is still in action...I explore Melbourne storm water drains a lot and find it interesting and it’s really fun. Anyway I get very very nervous when exploring and wondered if I could ask some tips on safety and stuff? Thank you. Hope you guys reply soon :) Cheers, Juno.
hey guys im interested in drains to go to in melbourne, could you please send me a list of places and locations.
I'm after any places to explore in and
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Hey guys, interested in finding some abando places and/or drains to start exploring. Would love any as just wanting to get into them now and obviously very hard to find online. Thanks heaps, dm me on insta (ashleylouisee) or send me an email if you can help me out. email@example.com
if you want to start draining theres a good one to begin in northcote inside the golf course just off moreland road you have to jump a small fence and walk down to the creek bring a good torch cause its pitched black best of luck
I'm a very curious person looking to get into urban exploring drains, trains everything would love it if you guys could help me out a bit contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks guys
If anyone has any locations for abandoned buildings, urbexing, underground tunnels or anything like that, I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Hi I am happy to trade abando locations, I've done many but don't usually do drains, However i really want to find the wormhole tunnel... (Grille room) in Melbourne. My ig @lipstix_grimes to contact . Cheers big ears
does anyone have anything on the Melbourne CBD? I will take anything fun. Drains, maps, rooftops, abandoned building and anything elsa that might be fun. send me an Email: email@example.com
Does anyone know some good rooftops we can access in Sydney ? Preferably the CBD
Is anyone in the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane area who is active in exploring abendomed places that i can tag along I'm 20 years old and love a good adventure!!
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Hey everyone I was just wondering if anyone knows of any good locations if they could shout me an email, email@example.com
In need of some new places
Has anyone found any part of a tunnel system from parliament House to treasury place & or the Windsor in Melbourne?
I've recently moved down from Queensland & am looking for this & more.
I'm also figuring out why the royal Melbourne children's hospital is shaped in the symbol of the freemasons symbol! Google earth it & check it out.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the hunt.
Im trying to find an open storm drain channel in Sydney for a photo set up.
the wider and most derelict the better.
I've seen one drain in Marrickville, but its too skinny for what I'm after (below).
any help CC
Has anyone, or does anyone know someone who has, lived underground in Sydney for an extended period of time. I mean living in communities in storm drains and the like. I am writing a literary non-fiction piece about underground life and want to get in contact with someone who has lived/squatted subterraneanly. I am happy to keep identities anonymous. I have found a lot of information about these communities around the world but not about the ones in Sydney. I just know about it through a friend of a friend of a friend.
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Hi guys i was hoping you could check out my website its: damian12st6.wix.com
another good website is abandonedvictoria.weebly.com
Hey guys I was wondering if anyone wants to trade drain locations (Melbourne only) my email is firstname.lastname@example.org or my Skype or Kik is: damian12st6. I know lots of drains like the maze, the great stairway, sloths, Dougos and more I also have a Instagram it's urbexclan I also have maps thanks damo
Nice pics here cheers!
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Im interested in checking out the drainage tunnels in Canberra, does anyone know of any good spots, or wants to come down with me - email email@example.com. I've heard theres some beautys undernesth black mountain
... could not help to ask: why oh why is that individual barefoot walking inside these tunnels? major yuck... I love to see the product of urban exploration but do it safely!!! and do not disturb the scene - first rule of exploring. Do NOT tag.
I used to work at Billboards nightclub and remember a guy telling me he went through the tunnel telling me how fightening it was. It may be possible theres an access within the club (downstairs) or very close by.
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There seems to be a lack of information on tunnels beneath Canberra. Is there a certain website anyone knows of that would have more information? Thanks
Hello I'm 12 and I love exploring places I live in Melbourne and I love drains do you know where drains are near me (near Greensborough) thank you
I am 23 year old professional sound engineer and recently I have been exploring the rooftops of melbourne cbd.
I have taken all the safety advice and relevant tips that are relevant to this type of exploration.
I was wondering if there is anyone who can email me through some exploration tips or place to explore!!
I am ultra keen on underground networks and amazing adventures!
@Leslie RE the update to get the 1995 list of drians in melbourne is
**Cunningham P: Just south of Cunningham Pier, Corio Bay 228A H-1** My great grandfather built this tunnel under the building used to drained hot water from the power station to the bay.
**Geelong : Look W from Shannon Ave Bridge over Barwon R, SW bank 227 F-8** built in 1960's it was a creek replaced stormwater drain to prevent flashflood affected low lying area in the valley.... you wouldve seen an old aerial photo taken 1930 shown a creek as a boundary between Belmont and Highton.
Hello, i worked on the Spencer St, Southern Cross Station redevelopment project, during our works we came across some rather large tunnels, large enough for horse drawn carriages, one ran to the old Melb jail, used to transport prisoners to the old Spencer St station, the other ran to the treasury building and was used to transport gold bullion to the Station as well, i believe there is a tunnel connecting the mint to the Treasury building, unfortunately we were not allowed to enter them, we also came across some huge safes used to store the Gold and money from the mint.
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