Federation Square

Federation Square, Melbourne: Hours, Address, Federation Square Reviews: 4/5

Federation Square
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Art Galleries • Civic Centres
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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Daniel F
4 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Friends
This place is fantastic and always remind me a lot of things.
I been there many times and I have good memories, also very good for give someone as a address .
I love it
Written 31 January 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia9,765 contributions
Dec. 2021
It is that time of the year for Christmas decorations and presenting the atmosphere for the festive season.

My wife and I visited this place to have a look on our way to the various gardens across the Yarra River.

Federation Square is a popular meeting spot because it is across the road from Flinders Street Train Station.
Written 17 December 2021
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S4nnyBunny
Melbourne1,875 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
Excellent Christmas tree and display here, one that rivals Martin Place in Sydney. It’s a nice place to sit and relax, there’s the big tv also. The Ian Potter Centre is very underrated, under promoted but highly recommended. Perfect location as it’s across Flinders St Station, NGV and Yarra river to name a few. My only criticism is I wished it was maximised to the fullest, I wish there were more staged events and more buzz in general.
Written 15 December 2021
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia45,613 contributions
Nov. 2021
I visited during the day and unfortunately did not get to see the christmas lights at night which I imagine are quite good.

The huge christmas tree was up.

The location is good with seating, its near Yarra River and Southbank and surrounded by bars and restaurants.

Transportation is convenient as Flinders street Train Station is across the road as well as trams.
Written 23 November 2021
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,310 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
I personally love the design of Federation Square and it’s great to slowly see it return to life. It’s always great to visit at Xmas time as well.
Written 17 November 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,895 contributions
Jun. 2021
I think Federation Square is a great and interesting feature of Melbourne and if they opened it up to the river it would be outstanding asset but sadly, when visited it was essentially deserted at a peak time of day. understand change is always needed but the mess Melbourne is in at the moment and particularly around Fed Square and Flinders Street with tram tracks dug up, roads closed and a gigantic hole in the ground being dug for some train that may eventuate sometime years ahead or maybe never was depressing. Melbourne was a dump, with people sleeping the streets, and chaos in what was once a great city. Fed Square may come back but who knows when and by then the businesses will have failed and gone.
Written 28 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,447 contributions
May 2021
Federation Square was designed to be a central square for Melbourne, where people could gather for events such as Chinese New Year and other community festivals. Since it opened in 2002, the Square has one a place in the hearts of Melburnians. This large open area of 3.2 ha (8 acres) hosts many facilities such as the NGV Potter Gallery, one of the best collections of Aboriginal art in Australia, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Koorie Heritage Trust, plus many bars and eateries. Federation Square is opposite Flinders St Station, it's very easy to find
Written 9 May 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia38,950 contributions
Apr. 2021
We love going to Federation Square. It is like a point of reference. It's a place where people congregate. It's a spot for shows. There you feel as if you are at the centre of what is amazing in the city, and from there you can follow the trail to other places which are just as good. There are cafes, restaurants, museums, theatres, galleries, shops, and many other interesting sights. And just across the road is the famous Flinders station. Not to be missed.
Written 2 May 2021
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia2,000 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
Visited here coming from Flinders Station across the road. A few nice bars and eateries and plenty of seating and cushions around the site. It is bigger than it looks yet a bit quiet in the world of a pandemic.
Written 28 January 2021
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WinnonaTrey
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Jan. 2021
Lots of good bars and attractions like ACMI and the Ian Potter Gallery. Not great for accessibility with the uneven stone.
Written 14 January 2021
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