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Explore Melbourne’s Major Tourist Attraction

Federation Square is a unique cultural and entertainment precinct located in the centre of Melbourne. Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and gift shops, this modern piazza has been embraced as ‘Melbourne’s heart and soul’ – a local hang-out and one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations.


The precinct is the size of an entire city block and is internationally recognised for its award-wining architectural design. Federation Square opened in 2002 and was designed by Lab architecture studio in collaboration with Australian architects, Bates Smart.



Major Melbourne attractions include:


» The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

» Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

» NGV Studio

» No Vacancy Project Space

» The Federation Story

» Melbourne Visitor Centre


Host to more than 2,000 events each year, Federation Square is a hub for festivals, markets, fashion shows, public lectures, films and concerts.


At the heart of the city’s cosmopolitan dining scene, Federation Square has sixteen cafes, bars and restaurants, showcasing a variety of cuisines including Australian, Northern Chinese, Japanese and Italian.



It’s also the first point of call for travellers, with souvenir shops and a range of tourism services including:


» Bike hire

» Melbourne day tours centre 

» Melbourne river cruises

» Free Wi-Fi

» Travel booking services


Guided Tours of Federation Square operate Monday – Saturday at 11am, departing from the Melbourne Visitor Centre.





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