Federation Square
Federation Square
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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
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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
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • Herman
    Armidale, Australia498 contributions
    A totally cool place to be!
    Just wandered around with two of my teenage sons just soaking up the atmosphere - very arty and with people sprawled out watching the Aussie tennis open on the big screen it did give it some extra buzz. Beautiful modern architecture, and just a totally cool place to be, surrounded with 1800s historic architecture as well. The gallery had an ongoing exhibition and all the walkways are air-conditioned! So much to see if you want.
    Thanks Paul for your great review. Summer is a great time to come to Fed Square to catch the action from the Australian Open on the Big Screen, as well as visit ACMI, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and the Koorie Heritage Trust, with their daily free exhibitions. Glad you and your son had a fantastic time soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying all that's on at Fed Square.
    Written 31 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 21 January 2023
  • Stewarts Vacation
    996 contributions
    Intriguing architecture
    Worth a walk through, or a longer linger, if you wish to visit a museum, gallery, cafe or bar. The architecture is intriguing and modern. The large, fixed public television screen, digital facade, which livestreams sports and broadcasts news and major sporting events, is apparently the biggest broadcasting screen in Australia. There are areas and seats to sit and relax.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore368 contributions
    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, Australia13,836 contributions
    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, Australia1,194 contributions
    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, India164 contributions
    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
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C M
Auckland Central, New Zealand758 contributions
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, India164 contributions
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, Australia1,194 contributions
Sep. 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, Australia13,836 contributions
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
World7,465 contributions
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, Singapore368 contributions
Jul. 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stewarts Vacation
996 contributions
Mar. 2023
Worth a walk through, or a longer linger, if you wish to visit a museum, gallery, cafe or bar. The architecture is intriguing and modern. The large, fixed public television screen, digital facade, which livestreams sports and broadcasts news and major sporting events, is apparently the biggest broadcasting screen in Australia. There are areas and seats to sit and relax.
Written 31 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

goblin54
Plymouth, UK243 contributions
Mar. 2023
Worth a quick look to view the quirky architecture of the various buildings in this public space, but not somewhere to linger unless you want to visit the inside of any of the buildings.
Written 30 March 2023
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Gordon S
Guelph, Canada701 contributions
Dec. 2022
Visited Federation Square, as my friend told me that it is a must visit.
Visited the Ian Potter Centre, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and had a number of stores, which didn't interest me.
Written 10 February 2023
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Herman
Armidale, Australia498 contributions
Jan. 2023
Just wandered around with two of my teenage sons just soaking up the atmosphere - very arty and with people sprawled out watching the Aussie tennis open on the big screen it did give it some extra buzz. Beautiful modern architecture, and just a totally cool place to be, surrounded with 1800s historic architecture as well. The gallery had an ongoing exhibition and all the walkways are air-conditioned! So much to see if you want.
Written 22 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks Paul for your great review. Summer is a great time to come to Fed Square to catch the action from the Australian Open on the Big Screen, as well as visit ACMI, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and the Koorie Heritage Trust, with their daily free exhibitions. Glad you and your son had a fantastic time soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying all that's on at Fed Square.
Written 1 February 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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