We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,082)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fed square”(331 reviews)
“big screen”(144 reviews)
“meeting place”(135 reviews)
Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place - a local hang-out and one of Victoria's most popular tourist...more
As featured in 3 Days in Melbourne
Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9655 1900
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Federation Square
from USD 52.64
More Info
from USD 84.07
More Info
from USD 102.35
More Info
from USD 40.21
More Info
Reviews (2,713)
Filter reviews
2,327 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fed square big screen meeting place information centre australian centre for the moving image yarra river ian potter modern architecture free wifi meeting point starting point art gallery melbourne visitor national gallery of victoria the heart of the city acmi cafes
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,327 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

I first saw this place on the Christmas eve with lit-up Flinders Street station right opposite and Christmas animated projections on the walls and excited crowd. It was a lovely experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anuragsetia
Reviewed 4 days ago

A good place to sit and people watch, have a meal and cocktails in one of the restaurants, visit the museum on Aboriginal life. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Federation square is unique and charming. Right in the happening zone and well connected definitely worth spending some time here when in Melbourne

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LevinDC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It seems there is always something happening at Federation Square. Lots of local buskers, cultural festivals, as well as plenty of restaurants

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Henwood1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost every weekend there's some event happening at the Fed Sq, e.g different countries food and culture festival etc, Also a common place meeting up with friends and chill in front of the big screen. Taking a stroll along the Yarra river. Easy accessible via...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Willm1368
Reviewed 1 week ago

Federation square was enjoyable, The decorations were beautiful to look at and take pictures. Food was delicious in federation square

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ishara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect place in Melbourne to meet friends and visit the many local restaurants never by, Great place where their is usually some kind of display , large screen for watching sports ,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garyclement26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon noon and early evening here. The Christmas theme was excellent and the children were so excited. I must also mention the young man who informed me that I had dropped an amount of cash from my pocket. So good of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamesW W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly not at its best at moment due to Metro Tunnel construction. Used to be excellent starting point due to info centre being there. Info centre has been temporarily relocated. Still a quirky and divisive attraction. You either love it or hate it I love...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there recently with the family to enjoy the Xmas spirit. It did not disappoint ... even though the construction works was a bit of an eyesore. I particularly like the light displays and music from the huge Xmas tree. The views from Fed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jwpgoh
View more reviews
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
Nearby HotelsSee all 165 nearby hotels
Adelphi Hotel
1,506 reviews
.21 km away
Flinders Landing Apartments
221 reviews
.23 km away
Home At Flinders
10 reviews
.24 km away
City Square Motel
257 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,205 nearby restaurants
Chocolate Buddha
630 reviews
.05 km away
Taxi Kitchen
859 reviews
.06 km away
Chloe's Restaurant at Young & Jackson hotel
285 reviews
.11 km away
Beer DeLuxe
250 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,412 nearby attractions
Harley Rides in Melbourne - HD Chauffeur Ride Pty Ltd
82 reviews
.06 km away
Melbourne Visitor Centre
1,159 reviews
.05 km away
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
1,423 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Federation Square staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines