A number of businesses call Fed Square home including major cultural institutions, an array of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as tourism services and boutique shops. Businesses and organisations that reside at Fed Square yet are not open to the public are listed here.
Melbourne Festival is one of the world’s leading arts festivals and australia’s premier celebration of art and culture from around the world. Each year during October, the Festival brings a feast of theatre, dance, music, film and visual art events to Melbourne. Melbourne Festival exclusively debuts and premieres the finest local, national and international events, ensuring that Melbourne is the only place in Australia that many of them are seen. The Festival presents many free events, a variety of ticketed shows and uses a wide variety of venues across Melbourne – including Fed Square. There truly is something for everyone at Melbourne Festival.
Fed Square’s rooftop has been transformed into a village of busy bees. Fed Square and Melbourne City Rooftop Honey have teamed up to help give wings to the “Angels’ of Agriculture” – 65% of all the food that we eat is dependent on honey-bee pollination. There are 40 rooftop bee villages already in operation in Melbourne CBD and inner-city suburbs. Urban bee-keeping is a very safe practice – honeybees are not interested in humans and their flight paths rarely cross human traffic. Pollen and nectar is what they want – so you don’t need to be afraid of stings in the Square. Fed Square bee village is one of the biggest rooftop apiaries in Melbourne! It is estimated that 350 kilograms of honey will be produced each year. The honey will be extracted from the hives raw and unprocessed and will then be used by the restaurants and cafes in the Square. If you’re a sweet tooth – make sure you dine in Fed Square.
No other network in the world broadcasts in as many languages as SBS; more than 60 across SBS TV, Radio and SBS Online. An acronym for Special Broadcasting Service, SBS has its Melbourne studios and offices in The Alfred Deakin Building at Federation Square. As Australia’s national multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster, SBS is dedicated to fostering Australia’s cultural diversity and its presence at Federation Square, in the heart of Melbourne, is symbolic of the city’s cosmopolitan nature.
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Melbourne Men’s Shed at Fed Square is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Melbourne Men’s Shed came into being from a community desire to have a space for men to meet in the city. The shed provides a range of activities for both working and retired men, from cards and digital photography, to woodwork and metalwork as well as opportunities to become involved in volunteer work, a walking group and social activities. Melbourne Men’s Shed is an inclusive space with the capacity to offer programs for disabled men, female members, artists, students and guests.