Melbourne's meeting place
Situated along the Yarra River (the land around Birrarung) and opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station, Federation Square is a public place for creative expression and an area of cultural significance to First Peoples.
Federation Square is the centre of creativity in a city that's built around innovation, art, leafy green spaces, a flowing river and contemporary cultural activities and festivals. The gathering place's unique architectural shape has seen the square recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register, making it the youngest building in Australian history to gain heritage status.
Immerse yourself in Australia's rich heritage and identity with a visit to three of Melbourne's creative and historical institutions, the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI), The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT).
Dine on traditional First Nations food at Big Esso by Mabu Mabu and indulge on local produce crafted into award-winning cuisine at Victoria by Farmer's Daughters. Fancy a rooftop bev? Soar to new heights at Transit Rooftop or sip a cocktail at Transport Public Bar.
Year-round, Federation Square is a flurry of activity, with family, sporting, food and art and craft festivals taking place. Visit the Christmas carnival in December, score a prime viewing spot for the New Year's fireworks or cosy up in an arctic dome in winter for fine wine and cheese in a cosy space. There's always something to see and do in Fed Sqaure.