FedSquare is Melbourne's favourite meeting place as well as a unique cultural precinct which brings together a creative mix of attractions, museums and galleries with its many restaurants, cafes and bars.
Federation Square is also a hub of Melbourne activities with function centres, guided tours and over 2000 events held annually, including multicultural festivals, markets, film screenings, sporting events and much more.
There is so much to see and do at Fed Square:
Fed Square Review 2019
Fed Square is one of Melbourne's most iconic landmarks. Last year we welcomed over 10 million visitors from across Melbourne, around Australia and from all over the world. A home for Melbourne's public gatherings, festivals, sport and cultural events, we are the city's town square.
You would certainly have seen a lot going on around the square recently, including the redevelopment of ACMI, the ongoing transformation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct and the underground construction of the brand-new Town Hall Station, part of the Metro Rail Tunnel development.
To ensure Fed Square continues to grow as an innovative and exciting place for all visitors while enhancing our visitor experience, the Victorian Government is leading a review to focus on why you visit Fed Square and how we can improve your experience as Melbourne's meeting place.
As part of the review, we need your feedback! Tell us what brings you to Fed Square, what you love about Fed Square and how we can improve.
Complete the survey to tell us your views and ideas for Federation Square
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The square is the focal point for all events, festivals and activities, capable of holding up to 10,000 people at one time.
Paved in Western Australian sandstone cobbles, the square rises to a gentle incline offering spectacular views of the City, Southbank and the Yarra River.
The versatile layout with its large screen and stage is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars making it a casual seating for outdoor performances and exhibitions.
The Square is a popular meeting point for many visitors to the city, a familiar landmark where countless people can be found enjoying a quiet afternoon with a book, live music on the stage, or a sports game on the big screen..
Festive gatherings at Federation Square are vibrant and occasions, bringing people together with as much openness as the Square holds itself!
Museums | Galleries | Attractions
A remarkable galleria-like structure made of glass, steel and zinc, the Atrium is flanked by the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, the function centre (known as Zinc), bars, cafes, shops and provides access to the Yarra River and the main Square.
Its orientation draws inspiration from Melbourne's traditional laneways and arcades. The design and building of the Atrium was a major challenge, with little if any precedence in the world.
It is a street-like space, five-stories high with glazed walls and roof. The exposed metal structure and glazing patterns follow the fractal geometry used elsewhere in the precinct's building facades.
The Atrium plays host to many special exhibitions and art installations, many of which add to the already impressive appearance from within.
ACMI is dedicated to the moving image in all its forms - from early cinema to the latest digital media - and offers a unique experience for an Australian audience and visitors from around the globe.
Discover the world of the moving image in our high-tech galleries, cinemas and studio spaces - from more than a century of film to the latest computer games and the digital art of the future.
Film, TV, Games, New Media and Art - visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image to get the inside story of all the stuff you can't live without.
Featured in Lonely Planet as one of Melbourne's 'top five' experiences, visit ACMI to immerse yourself in the world's most addictive forms of entertainment.
Entry is free, although charges apply for cinema screenings and exhibitions.
For more information visit: Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The Ian Potter Centre is the world's first gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art with a spectacular showcase comprising over 20 galleries.
NGV Australia presents the history of Australian art from the Colonial period and the Heidelberg School through to contemporary art, and includes photography, prints and drawings, fashion and textiles, decorative arts.
With special exhibitions and educational programs and new perspectives of the city through its glass matrix, NGV Australia is more than a great place to view art - it is a completely fresh approach that encourages people from all walks of life to enjoy the world of art.
For more information visit: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Function & Event Venues
A 290-to-450 seat indoor amphitheatre situated at the river end of the Atrium, Deakin Edge has been designed for music, small to medium scale theatre, comedy, talks and presentations, launches and cabaret.
For more information visit: Deakin Edge Theatre
Located on the riverfront side of Federation Square, ZINC offers a rare private space in the heart of Melbourne.
This modern and stylish venue adds a sense of elegance and sophistication to your special occasion, with contemporary design and striking features such as floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Yarra River.
Shaded by elm trees, ZINC's outdoor decks provide an excellent setting for pre-dinner drinks and wedding ceremonies with views across the river to the city skyline.
For more information visit: Zinc Fed Square
A five-storey high digital LED screen made up of over 850 LED panels and 4 million pixels, creating a state-of-the-art public screen for Fed Square.
Uniquely wrapping around the northern and eastern side of the Transport building, the Digital Facade will showcase bespoke art programs and content, stream live National and International sporting events and showcase other iconically Melbourne cultural events and activities.
Screen content is aired 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parks & Spaces
To the east of Federation Square is one of Melbourne's newest parks, Birrarung Marr, a wide expansive park on land reclaimed from railway yards.
Wide, open spaces and large, sculptured terraces have been specially designed to host some of Melbourne's best events and festivals throughout the year and a theatre-like space at the river's edge will easily accommodate large crowds. The tops of these terraces give way to spectacular views of the City, Southbank, Domain and the Yarra River.
Birrarung means "river of mists"in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people who originally inhabited the area, while Marr means "side of the river".
The park brings focus towards the river and will become a day-to-day space in which people can relax or take part in a variety of activities against a backdrop of native flora in creative and exciting patterns.
For more information visit: Birrarung Marr
Artplay is a combination of art space and playground specially for children.
The ArtPlay playground is a children's delight with tube slides, sand pits, swinging hammocks, activity panels, rock and rope climbing features and balance beams.
The playground is designed to stimulate the creative and cultural development of children, and is open seven days a week.
ArtPlay is also a specially designed art centre where children can be creative and play in an exciting space. ArtPlay also runs weekday workshops for schools.
Information about workshops and special activities held throughout school holidays can be found on their website.
For more information visit: ArtPlay
The refurbished Federation Wharf and historic "Vaults"link Federation Square with Melbourne's Yarra River.
Incorporating the Riverland Bar and Cafe, Hire-A-Bike, Ferry Boat Drop off and Pick Up Service, Federation Wharf is the perfect place to "chill out", promenade and commence your exploration of Melbourne's river waterfont.
All efforts have been made in the recent refurbishment to preserve the original charm and building form of the former boat shed "Vaults"that date back to the 1890's.
Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
Melbourne's most popular meeting place is a great place to eat, drink and be merry..
For more information visit: View Restaurants @ FedSquare
The iconic Melbourne Visitor Centre has been moved during the building of Melbourne's Metro Tunnel to Melbourne Town Hall.
The Metro Rail project will see high capacity trains running under Melbourne through five underground stations, with two new city stations directly connected to Flinders Street and Melbourne Central.
Melbourne Visitor Hub is located a short walk from FedSquare on the corner of Little Collins Street and Swantston Walk in Melbourne Town Hall | Map
Metro Tunnel Project
Metro Tunnel Visitor Centre
Melbourne Visitor Hub
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⊜ Corner Swanston Street and Flinders Street Melbourne | Map
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Deakin Edge Theatre
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❊ Also See... ❊
→ Australian Centre for the Moving Image | ACMI
→ Beer DeLuxe | Federation Square
→ Campaign: Our City Our Square
→ Chocolate Buddha
→ Deakin Edge Theatre
→ Fed Square Book Market
→ Il Pom Italian
→ Markit + BakeSale | FedSquare
→ Melbourne Information Centre
→ NGV Studio
→ Pilgrim Bar | Federation Wharf
→ Riverland Bar and Cafe
→ SBS Television
→ The Paddock | Federation Square
→ Time Out Cafe + Bar | Fed Square
→ Transport | Public & Rooftop Bar
→ Vegan Market - FedSquare
→ Yarra Building
→ ZINC Fed Square
→ Taxi Kitchen
→ The Ian Potter Centre | NGV Australia
→ The Koorie Heritage Trust
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