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Address: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9655 1900
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Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism...

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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The very first place Hubby and I ended up after riding a tram into the city during our first visit to Melbourne was Federation Square. I love this corner, which seems to be the... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think t his place would shine when there was an event taking place, but I visited there wasn't anything happening. It was just busy, although the tourist information is worth a visit and the Los were clean!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The very first place Hubby and I ended up after riding a tram into the city during our first visit to Melbourne was Federation Square. I love this corner, which seems to be the heartbeat of Melbourne. The entrance to Flinders Station is directly across the street - always a menagerie of people coming and going to and from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I usually always go to Fed Square every time I visit Melbourne as their is always something on that I want to visit. This year, there was a wonderful market, and a Greek Festival, we wandered down along the river and then came across the Noodle Night Markets, a wonderful,gathering place with lots of great food and drinks. Parking was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fed Square is a great place to visit as there is always something new to see and do.Great places to eat and a friendly atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like the square and don't understand what others have against it! The architecture is OK as is the public space and it's a great place for Melbournians to gather together. Pot luck whether there is any entertainment or exhibitions going on when you visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Federation Square is the heart of the city- A lot of food joints , the open square is often the venue of free music shows or other events. it is also a free wifi zone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Participated in my second Walk Against Family Violence Walk this year, an event that starts and ends at Fed Square. The square is very central and provides an excellent venue for these large gatherings and the stage set up and audio was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to hang out. Lots of road show. It's right opposite the railway station. Big spacious area..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i love free stuff, i defenitely love free wifi. there was also a food truck there while i was there, not sure if those guys r there every day, i think the name of the truck was burger!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is always something going on here. Seems to be the meeting place for people. Opposite Flinders St Station so is easy to find.

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