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Address: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9655 1900
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Description: 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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Koorie Heritage Trust is here and worth a visit. Many eating places nearby, current Writers Festival, ACMI and NGV exhibitions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant idea having so much on one place. Book writers festival pn this weekend, Bowie exhibition...well planned toilets, easy accesss....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Koorie Heritage Trust is here and worth a visit. Many eating places nearby, current Writers Festival, ACMI and NGV exhibitions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Always on the go with happenings and events. Once can see the diversity of multi-culture in Melbourne.

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Wongarra, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love Fed Square and with the Bowie exhibition on at ACMI it was even better. Allow yourselves a good few hours and take it all in - what a treasure in Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When the Square was first opened, opinions of the residents of Melbourne were firmly divided into those that loved the place and those that loathed it! I belong in the first category, and believe Fed Square is now an accepted part of the CBD. Its architecture is interesting and innovative. The square is a meeting place as well as a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is no longer a great attraction. It can look ok at night but during the day it is a bit of an eye sore. Needs upgrading or moving

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The busiest place, grand old building plenty to see and do when you are her, opposite the visitors centre, trams outside. Just sit or stand and take it all in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So many good memories. The square looks fantastic, very designed and surprising architecture. Among many activities they regularly set up on the square, my friends and I watch the final of Footie on big screen. Great vibes, great memories. Don't forget to take water, sun cream and a hat or you might roast!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Take a break and sit along the open spaces in front of Federation Square. If you need information on a day tour, just take a number and the staffs will gladly assist. They will go all the way to help you achieve what you want to do in Melbourne. Almost all day tours can be purchased here. One-stop tourist information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

David Bowie exhibition- excellent. Qi Gong in Federation Square 8 am Friday mornings: FREE. The screen for "selfies" is fun too

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