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The Square

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Stage an Event in Melbourne’s Major City Square


The Square is one of the biggest outdoor venues in Melbourne, with the capacity to hold up to 10,000 people for large public events. Opening out onto Flinders St station and with a gentle sloping gradient, the 5,000sqm Main Square is ideally suited for concerts, festivals, outdoor exhibitions, film screenings, product promotions and event launches. St Paul’s Court and Swanston Street Forecourt provide a more intimate setting within the Square, while the River Terrace provides extra space for large festivals and markets.




Outdoor Space: 5,000sqm

Crowd Capacity: 10,000 people





  • Large outdoor 5000sqm plaza with a surface of sandstone cobblestones
  • The ‘Big Screen’ – large LED screen (65sqm, 16:9 aspect ratio) available at additional cost
  • Dressing room and change facility located in Transport Hotel
  • Dedicated sound system and screen feed available at an additional cost for live events
  • Water access point
  • Marquee hire and staging available through preferred supplier, Quality Event Hire
  • Accessible public toilets
  • A hearing-aid loop amplifier can be patched into the The Square’s sound system to assist the hearing impaired.
  • Lift access to The Atrium and Deakin Edge
  • Onsite catering providers



Access: The Square has a marked access path and is wheelchair accessible, with lift access to the Main Stage. For further details visit, Accessiblity at Fed Square.



The Square Full Day Venue Hire Rates:


Venue Hire Type



Free Public Event – Full Day



Free Public Event – Half Day $2,730 $1,580

Free Public Event 
Including Stage – Daily



Free Public Event
Including Stage – Half Day



Media Management Fee



Big Screen Hire – Full Day  $2,105 $1,570
Big Screen Hire – Half Day   $1,570 $1,045


Note: Venue Hire rates include access to LED screen for the duration of the event where the Square + Stage is hired (exclusive of media management fee and technical services). These rates do not include catering, cleaning or security costs. 



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