Federation Square is a mixed-use development in the inner city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 hectares and centred on two major public spaces: open squares (St. Paul’s Court and The Square) and one covered (The Atrium), built on top of a concrete deck above busy railway lines. It is located at intersection between Flinders Street and Swanston Street/St Kilda Road in Melbourne’s Central Business District, adjacent to Melbourne’s busiest railway station.
It’s increasingly hard to imagine Melbourne without Federation Square. It is home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, this modern piazza has become the city’s meeting place.
Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has become one of the most visited attractions in Melbourne with more than 10 million visits a year.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, presents the history of Australian art from the Colonial period and the Heidelberg School through to contemporary art, as well as a suite of galleries dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is the first centre of its kind in the world, ACMI celebrates the moving image in all its forms, such as film, television and digital culture.
Federation Square host over 2000 events each year, it buzzes with cultural festivals, exhibitions, event launches, performances, forums, films, concerts and fashion shows. Life at Fed Square is so rich that there’s sure to be something exciting going on whenever you visit.
Taste Melbourne’s culinary diversity at one of Federation Square’s sixteen diverse restaurants, cafes and bars. From espresso bars and burger grills to Northern Chinese and authentic Australian cuisine, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Art-lover, film buff or souvenir hunter, you will love shopping at Fed Square.
Federation Square’s cultural attractions and bustling event calendar are also supported by a great range of tourism experiences, including guided tours, bicycle hire, Yarra River cruises, sightseeing day tours and free tourism services at the Melbourne Visitor Centre.