Federation Square

Boasting world-class art galleries and installations, a brilliant and diverse range of food and drink and thrilling, extraordinary events, Fed Square is anything but square.

Located opposite the iconic Flinders St Station and standing at the gateway to both the arts and sporting precincts, Fed Square is Melbourne’s premier meeting place, tourist destination and event venue for thousands of events a year, from small business functions to massive cultural pillars like New Year’s Eve, Christmas, Diwali, and more.

Long before Fed Square was built, the site on which it now stands was an important gathering place for the area’s Indigenous groups. For tens of thousands of years, the members of the Kulin Nation came together on the banks of the Yarra River.

Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has seen more than 100 million visits, has been named the 6th Best Public Square in the World and is Melbourne’s number one visitor destination. In 2019, Fed Square was listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, the youngest building to ever be recognised in this way.

Fed Square is home to three of Victoria’s major cultural institutions – the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia (NGVA).

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