OUR VISION FOR FED SQUARE

To be recognised internationally as a contemporary world site and Melbourne’s inspirational public space.

To manage and develop Fed Square to actively support and reflect Melbourne’s pre-eminent civic and cultural strengths.

Visiting Federation Square

How do I get to Fed Square?

We’re on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets – you can’t miss us. We’re the big brown-and-silver collection of buildings that look like you’re peering at them through a kaleidoscope.

We’re directly across the road from Flinders Street Station and the stops for the number 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 35, 64, 67, 70, 72 and 75 tram lines, so you’d almost trip over us if you weren’t looking!

Even better yet, we’re in Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone, so if you’re jumping on public transport to come and see us from elsewhere in the city, there’s no need to fuss about with Myki!

Or, if you’re driving, we have safe, secure and excellent-value car parking right here in the square. We even have a bike lockup for bicycle commuters! Plus, if you’re keen to ride around Melbourne but don’t have a bike of your own, both Rentabike on River Terrance and Melbourne Bike Share have you covered!

Public Transport

Fed Square is part of Melbourne’s new Free Tram Zone, which includes the area from the iconic Queen Victoria Market, across to Victoria Harbour in Docklands, up to Spring Street and over to Flinders Street Station and Fed Square. Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you won’t need a myki, however, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader in the normal way to make sure you have a valid ticket. The Free Tram Zone signs at tram stops will identify the boundaries of the zone.

Download the Free Tram Zone Map

Car

In your car? The Fed Square Car Park is accessible from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension – City Link) and provides a secure environment, affordable rates and easy access to Fed Square, the MCG and sporting precinct, Southbank and Melbourne’s CBD.

View car park rates and map

Bike

Get on your bike and take the scenic route to Fed Square. Cycling is a great way to discover Melbourne and the flat terrain makes it perfect for bike riders! Fed Square has free bike racks located around the site, making it a great pit stop as you wind your way up and down the Yarra or across town.

  • Swanston St (near Transport Hotel) – 7 racks
  • Corner of Russell and Flinders Streets – 7 racks
  • Russell St Ext. (near the roundabout ) – 26 racks
  • Flinders St Amphitheatre – 16 racks
  • River Terrace (near Zinc at Federation Square) – 10 racks
  • River Terrace (next to Red Centre) – 24 racks
  • River Terrace (in front of Art Play) – 5 racks
  • Level 3 Fed Square Car Park – 3 racks

Wish you had somewhere safe to store your bike? For an annual fee, you can access the bike cage facility with key card access on Level 3 of the Fed Square Car Park. Find more details on the Parking page.

Rentabike

Don’t have a bike? Rentabike on Federation Wharf have all the bikes, maps and advice you need to get started, from cruisers and tandems to tag-alongs, baby seats and children’s bikes. Bike hire costs just $15 for the first hour, then $5 per hour or $35 per day.

Melbourne Bike Share

Melbourne Bike Share is a convenient way to make a short trip in the city. Simply purchase a subscription that suits you, take a bike when you need it and then return it to one of the 50 bike stations throughout the city. There are two bike stations located at Fed Square on Flinders Street (next to the Melbourne Visitor Centre) and on Russell Street Extension. For more information and pricing enquiries call 1300 711 590.

On Foot

Located within walking distance of major Melbourne attractions, Fed Square is the perfect place to start exploring the city. Download the Walking Map of Melbourne and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the hidden laneways, lush parklands and bustling arts precinct.

When are you open and is it free?

We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a year, and it’s always completely FREE! Mind you, the cafes, galleries and such all keep their own hours and costs – you can find a full listing of our food, drink, shopping and experiential buddies here

We also keep a regularly updated, packed-to-bursting calendar of events at Fed Sq. If you’re after something in particular, check it out here.

Fed Square Residents

There are a number of businesses and organisations that reside at Fed Square yet are not open to the general public. These businesses include Melbourne Festival, SBS and more. Business details are listed here.

Do you have free Wi-Fi at Fed Square?

WiFi for all, free as you like. Log in and slurp it up.

To use our WiFi, connect to it like any network, and then open up a web browser and follow the prompts to get started.

If you’ve got issues connecting during business hours, then give us a buzz on 03 9655 1900 and we’ll sort you out.

Need some Wi-Fi help? 

To connect to the Wi-Fi, open your Internet browser and wait for the Terms and Conditions page to load (should only take  a few seconds), press the ‘Agree’ button, now you’re connected and free to watch as many cat videos as you desire.

Still experiencing issues? Please call 03 9655 1900 during business hours.

How do I find the venue for the event I’m attending?

Fed Square is home to a range of venues, including Deakin Edge, The Atrium, Flinders St Amphitheatre, River Terrace, The Square and Federation Wharf. To locate your venue please refer to the interactive Map or the download the printable Federation Square Map.

What events do you run?

Check out our big ol’ events calendar and subscribe to our monthly newsletter. We know everybody says this but: trust us, the newsletter is good. If you live in Melbourne, you want to be on it.

Fed Sq. events are world-class affairs, and range from small and intimate activities to massive, global blockbusters with literally tens of thousands of attendees. You can rock up whenever you like, but we recommend planning ahead!

Where can I find out about upcoming events at Fed Square?

For information about current and future events, you can check the events calendar on our website or sign up for FedMail, Fed Square’s free e-newsletter. For regular updates and special offers, you can also join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Is there a map at Fed Square?

We’ve got both interactive online maps of Fed Sq. and downloadable, printable maps of Fed Sq. for your every need.

Where are the toilets?

Our sincerest commiserations that you’ve had to Google this. Toilets are out front, in between Seven-11 and Time Out, as well as in The Atrium, at the south end near Deakin Edge. Click here to view all the toilet locations.

Is there any parking at Fed Square?

Fed Square has its own multi-level car park, which is accessible from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension – City Link). The Fed Square Car Park is open 24hrs and has accessible spaces located on each level.

View car park rates and opening hours

Are you disability-accessible?

Absolutely. Pretty much everywhere in Fed Sq. can be accessed via ramp or lift, and we’ve made sure our public toilets and car parking are accessible too.

Find out more about accessibility at Fed Square

I lost something at Fed Square. Do you keep lost property?

Yes. If you think you’ve lost something at Fed Sq., call 03 9655 1900 or email info@fedsquare.com. We store everything we find for 3 months, so chances are you’ll get it back!

Do you do tours of Fed Square?

Yes! We run both guided tours and tours for school groups.

Guided Tours

Please note: While on site, Fed Square Pty Ltd advise that your personal information may be recorded via CCTV or as part of an event, activation or incident.

By visiting or accessing Federation Square, you consent to us collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.