Fed Square
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
The cultural heart of Melbourne, pulsing and beating every day with colourful, vibrant, intriguing events, festivals, screenings and more. There’s a reason Fed Square (as the locals call it) hosts over 2000 events and 8 million visitors a year – whether it’s a hectic and bustling cultural food festival, a relaxing cinematic screening, a vibrant and inspirational art installation or a thrilling live performance, Fed Square constantly proves and proves again why Melburnians call it the heart of their city. Major popular attractions include the exhilarating and fascinating art at the Ian Potter Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne's limited edition reproduction of the famous "Fearless Girl" and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Whatever your interests, there’s something for you at Fed Square. Swing by at any time, or check out fedsquare.com/events to plan ahead.
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  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relax and take a breather here
    Interesting and spacious square to chill, relax and watch movie. We just spent around 10mins exploring and taking some photos. If you are nearby, good to take a break from the bustling melbourne city.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,417 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Square is a good place to hang out
    Fed Square, as the locals call it, is the crossroads of Melbourne. There are many eateries and features that appeal to visitors such as the NGV Potter Gallery, which has one of the best collections of modern Australian art, and the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI), which is devoted to screen culture. Fed Sqaure is a great place to be when the city is in celebratory mode, such as New Year's Eve. By the way, Fed Square is not exactly square, which adds interest.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,220 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming
    There are places to go in Federation Square that makes the visit. It is otherwise uninteresting and uninspiring. Designed as a gathering place for people or a town square, it is a good spot to meet to go somewhere else. It has no soul, no energy and no compelling reason to exist. Go to the Koori Trust, eat at Time Out and go.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Borntraveller55
    Ahmedabad, India171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to spend time in Downtown Melbourne
    The square has a lot of space and museums and restaurants around. Neat and clean toilets and change rooms are also available. Melbourne Tourist Guides are also there to guide you. Ample space to sit and take a bite and look around..
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Leannie
    Hanoi, Vietnam2,372 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a disappointing Christmas film showing
    We came here during the Christmas festivities as it had advertised they were playing a Christmas movie every evening. I honestly do not think it was very well planned out or executed at all. The movies started at 5pm and were projected onto a building weet facing so needless ro say it was very hot and you were staring into the direction of the sun. There were a very small amount of deck chairs available which went quickly, your alternatives were to sit on the ground in the middle of fed square with zero shade and squint up or cling to the small amounts of shade around the square where you then would not hear any of the film. So disappointing
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2023
  • smiler1956
    Birmingham, United Kingdom557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit
    Visited Federation Square initially to visit the National Art Gallery extension. Very interesting display of cultural art and well worth a visit. The square itself is full of wonderful eateries, and shops. Whilst we were there they also had an African food and craft market, where we enjoyed some very tasty food. At night the Christmas display was amazing.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
  • Silvana J
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MABU MABU RESTAURANT
    Went with my friend from Croatia to Big Esso by Mabu Mabu restaurant on Fed Square, because she wants to try Aboriginal cuisine. Our experience was amazing and very unique. Great staff and customer service. The bar and kitchen restaurant are friendly, with inside and outside seating. The food was very tasty, just perfect, and different, with all the native ingredients. We tried some soft natural drinks, with local, native ingredients too.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2024
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Directly across street from St. Patrick cathedral and Flinchers station
Very modern artitecture looking buildings, museums to visit mainly with Australian history, shops and eateries
Written 28 March 2024
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Silvana J
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Went with my friend from Croatia to Big Esso by Mabu Mabu restaurant on Fed Square, because she wants to try Aboriginal cuisine.
Our experience was amazing and very unique. Great staff and customer service. The bar and kitchen restaurant are friendly, with inside and outside seating.
The food was very tasty, just perfect, and different, with all the native ingredients.
We tried some soft natural drinks, with local, native ingredients too.
Written 6 March 2024
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smiler1956
Birmingham, UK557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visited Federation Square initially to visit the National Art Gallery extension. Very interesting display of cultural art and well worth a visit. The square itself is full of wonderful eateries, and shops. Whilst we were there they also had an African food and craft market, where we enjoyed some very tasty food. At night the Christmas display was amazing.
Written 5 February 2024
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Leannie
Hanoi, Vietnam2,372 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We came here during the Christmas festivities as it had advertised they were playing a Christmas movie every evening.
I honestly do not think it was very well planned out or executed at all. The movies started at 5pm and were projected onto a building weet facing so needless ro say it was very hot and you were staring into the direction of the sun. There were a very small amount of deck chairs available which went quickly, your alternatives were to sit on the ground in the middle of fed square with zero shade and squint up or cling to the small amounts of shade around the square where you then would not hear any of the film. So disappointing
Written 31 December 2023
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C M
Auckland Central, New Zealand811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Federation Square is great for its modern architecture and the awesome NGV. On a sunny day it's a great spot to sit down and rest up for a little while too. There don't seem to be too many food options right there but it is a decent place to relax, people watch and enjoy the beautiful views.
Written 27 October 2023
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Borntraveller55
Ahmedabad, India171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The square has a lot of space and museums and restaurants around. Neat and clean toilets and change rooms are also available. Melbourne Tourist Guides are also there to guide you. Ample space to sit and take a bite and look around..
Written 17 October 2023
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CraigH0901
Adelaide, Australia1,220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There are places to go in Federation Square that makes the visit. It is otherwise uninteresting and uninspiring. Designed as a gathering place for people or a town square, it is a good spot to meet to go somewhere else. It has no soul, no energy and no compelling reason to exist.

Go to the Koori Trust, eat at Time Out and go.
Written 13 September 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Fed Square, as the locals call it, is the crossroads of Melbourne. There are many eateries and features that appeal to visitors such as the NGV Potter Gallery, which has one of the best collections of modern Australian art, and the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI), which is devoted to screen culture. Fed Sqaure is a great place to be when the city is in celebratory mode, such as New Year's Eve. By the way, Fed Square is not exactly square, which adds interest.
Written 26 August 2023
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mrc282
World8,704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
start your melbourne walk from here, not a place to linger long unless you are into the various art exhibits nearby
Written 21 August 2023
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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Interesting and spacious square to chill, relax and watch movie. We just spent around 10mins exploring and taking some photos. If you are nearby, good to take a break from the bustling melbourne city.
Written 24 July 2023
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