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Federation Square

Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9655 1900
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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 attractions.Designed by Lab Architecture and Bates Smart, this modern piazza is the size of an entire city block and receives an average of eight million visits each year.Major attractions include:The Ian Potter Centre: NGV AustraliaHome to the world's largest collection of Australian art from the Colonial period right through to contemporary artworks.Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMICelebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture. Melbourne Visitor Centre Melbourne's one-stop-shop for visitor information and assistance. Federation Square hosts more than 2,000 events each year and is a hub for festivals, markets, fashion shows, public lectures, films and concerts. The majority of events at Fed Square are free and entry to the permanent exhibitions at ACMI and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is also free.Federation Square is home to 16 restaurants, bars and cafes as well as smaller contemporary art galleries and tourism services including bike rental, tour buses, boat cruises and souvenirs.Fed Square has free WiFi and the space is open 24hrs every day of the year. Note that the galleries, shops and restaurants all have their own opening hours.
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Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 3 9655 1900
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"fed square"
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"big screen"
in 141 reviews
"meeting place"
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"information centre"
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"australian centre for the moving image"
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"yarra river"
in 144 reviews
"free wifi"
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"ian potter"
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"modern architecture"
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"meeting point"
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"starting point"
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"art gallery"
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"melbourne visitor"
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"national gallery of victoria"
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"the heart of the city"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

By day or night this square is always buzzing. Most weekend there seems to be some type of event happening. The building incorporates many cultural centres. The tourist information is also located here.

Thank Swisshen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A cosmopolitan square with many bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets The place buzzes with life and vibrancy. Well worth a visit.

Thank angelahughes4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever you visit this iconic square you can be sure it will be filled with people and who-knows-what in entertainment! We saw an acrobat who used to work at Cirque du Soleil so were quite entertained. The buildings in the Square definitely worth a look....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to people watch. We dined at a restaurant in the square and were able to sit at the window and watch the hordes of people mingling about. Met our city tour group in the square earlier in the day, and it was still...More

Thank 56abc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing exhibition. Not really for little children (but then neither was the book!!!). Very interactive and great displays. Lots to see & an amazing insite to how they went about making the films.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the landmarks that tourists go to see. It's on the main Tram circuit so you can get off here & have a look round. Depending on your viewpoint the artwork of the Fed sq is either hideous or inspired. Busy with tourists &...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Federation Square never fail us whenever we visited Melbie. December 2017,I witnessed how impressive the Christmas decors, lights and displays as the place transformed into magical Christmas settings that anybody could experience. So vivid and striking. Cheers xxx

Thank rence2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to federation square every time I am in Melbourne. Place is interesting. I love seat outside and watch people around me. Nice to visit during spring but this is also the allergy season in Melbourne.

Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking around the Federation Square with my friends. There was a revival concert going on and really enjoyed our visit.

Thank ashjensingh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to see an acrobatic performer on our way back to our hotel! The area was not too congested and the evening temperature was perfect!

Thank VioletDragon76
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