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?

Fed Square is located on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, arts and sporting precinct. Fed Square is across the road from Flinders Street Station – Melbourne’s major public transport hub, and can easily be reached by train, tram, bus, boat, bike and car. Fed Square is also within walking distance of major Melbourne attractions including the National Gallery of Victoria (International), Botanical Gardens, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Eureka Tower.

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, Southbank and Melbourne’s CBD.

View car park rates

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 Russel 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
  • Level 3 Fed Square Car Park (secure bike cage with key card access) – 20 racks

Wish you had somewhere safe to store your bike? For an annual fee, you can hire a secure cage facility on Level 3 of the Fed Square Car Park.

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 is Fed Square open?

Fed Square is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The operating hours of onsite tenancies including cultural institutions, tourism services, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants vary greatly. Further details can be found on our website.

How much does it cost to visit Fed Square?

Entry to Fed Square is FREE. Admission prices to ticketed events and exhibitions that are hosted at Fed Square are routinely listed with the event details in our events calendar.

Is there free Wi-Fi at Fed Square?

Fed Square has free Wi-Fi. Find a comfortable spot in The Square and log on for a fast, stable internet connection. There are no time limits and it’s available 24/7, so you can settle in and soak up the buzz of the city.

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 Main Square and Federation Wharf. To locate your venue please refer to the interactive Map or the download the printable Federation Square Map.

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.

Where are the toilets?

There are accessible public toilets and baby-change facilities located in the Main Square next to Time Out and in The Atrium, next to Kirra Galleries. Many onsite cafes and restaurants also have toilets available for customer use.

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

What access is available to visitors with disabilities?

Fed Square has accessible parking and toilets.

Find out more about accessibility at Fed Square

I lost something at Fed Square. Who should I contact?

If you have lost an item while at Fed Square please contact Fed Square Pty Ltd on 03 9655 1900 or send an email to info@fedsquare.com. Lost property will be kept for a period of three months before it is donated to charity.

Can I take a tour of Fed Square?

Fed Square offers a range of Guided Tours for individuals, groups and school students.

Guided Tours

School Group Tours