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Make Federation Square Melbourne your first stop when visiting the Melbourne Central Business District.
The public square sits opposite the world famous Flinders Street Clocks, right on the corner of Russell Street and Flinders Street.
Come and discover Australia's world famous, people's square.
Immerse yourself in some of Australia's beautiful and diverse artworks.
Wonder at the incredible square's modern, award winning architecture.
Expect to spend quite some hours discovering all the interesting and different aspects that Federation Square Melbourne has to offer.
It is the heart and soul of Melbourne and is a great place to meet friends and family for a day outing in the city.
There is something for all the family to see and do in the square, not to mention the many public events and displays that are held in the open area.
Check out the Journey Planner on my map below.
Click on the blue icon button, this opens a map, click on Federation Square and then follow directions on how to get there.
Once there, it is easy to get a park . There is safe, affordable and convenient onsite parking, what more could you want?
The multi-level car park is accessible from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension - City Link) and provides a secure environment, a quick and easy payment system, affordable rates and quick access to Federation Square Melbourne, the MCG, Southbank and Melbourne’s CBD.
Open: Monday - Thursday, 6:00am-midnight
You will find that it is so easy, just use the Metlink Journey Planner.
is easy to use and you can choose your mode of transport to suit your
individual need. A most convenient and economical way to get around
Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.
The Princes Gate Towers were demolished in 1997 to make way for the new Federation Square. These were originally a set of twin towers built at he intersection of Swanston Street and Flinders Street. Occupied by the Gas and Fuel, the towers were known as the Gas and Fuel Corporation Towers. They were not popular with Melburnians and it was decided to demolish them to make way for a world class public area.
At the same time the old Jolimont Railyard was dramatically altered and Federation Square was built over the rail lines.
The Princes Gate Towers were a set of twin office tower blocks that were located at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. Most of the rail lines were removed with just a few left standing.
You can now enjoy this winning, clever, inspirational design by Lab Architecture Studio in conjunction with Bates Smart.
The inspiration comes from the unique characteristics of Melbourne's lane ways and arcades.
The Federation Square Melbourne area spreads from Swanston Street to Melbourne Park with these features...
Whilst you are exploring Federation Square Melbourne, take the opportunity to wander down the steps and visit Birrarung Marr. This is Melbourne's newest and most modern parkland.
Here you will find...
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The Information Center at Federation Square Melbourne, is stocked full of brochures, maps and the most informative and friendly staff.
All your tourist questions can be answered, including plenty of suggestions for interesting, unique and sometimes quirky/unusual tours. A one stop shop for local, interstate and overseas visitors.
The Ian Potter Centre is part of NGV Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria. It is the world's first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art. There are over 20 galleries here in the complex.
Here you will find, the history of Australian art from the Colonial period and the Heidleberg School, through to contemporary art, as well as a special suite of galleries displaying proudly the works of Aboriginal and The Torres Strait Islanders.
What a great way to introduce art to the young mind.
Open all public holidays except: Christmas Day & Good Friday
Open from 1pm ANZAC Day
This public area is home to such places as the Ian Potter Centre, private Art galleries, cafes, specialty shops and display areas. Featuring the amazing and modern steel and glass wall and ceiling area, the public can take pleasure in wandering through to Flinders Street.
The Atrium is also connected directly to the Deakin Edge, a glass theatre with magnificent views across the Yarra River. Melbourne's lane ways and arcades have inspired the creation of this spectacular conglomerate of steel and glass.
This location is used for many events such as fashion parades, festival launches and the well observed Book Market. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, boutique stores and a souvenir hunter's paradise. A truly amazing visual experience not to be missed.
ACMI is totally dedicated to all forms of moving image. film, TV, games, new media and screen based art, the latest computer games and digital art of the future.
A totally engrossing experience for all the family and a great way to introduce this medium to the kids.
When Open: Screen Gallery is open daily 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday till 9:00pm. Closed Christmas day and Good Friday
Contact: 03 8663 2200
Check what's on at ACMI
When there is something big happening in Melbourne then it is almost certainly happening in The Square, for instance...
The area is large enough to hold over 10,000 people and the huge screen overlooks the whole area.
Click the link here - So much more to see and do.
5 Top Tour Bus Operators use the Federation Square Melbourne as their home, here you can book some amazing tours such as The Great Ocean Road, The Penguin Parade and the Puffing Billy just to name a few.
The buses depart daily from the Russell Street extension and Flinders Street.
Many Tour Operators use Federation Square as their pick up point.
Viator offers some amazing tours and booking a tour through this company is so easy and convenient. With Melbourne settled beside the Yarra River, the cruises that Experience Oz suggests are excellent to take in all the sights.
As an excellent introduction to Melbourne, the Melbourne City Highlights Cruise along the Yarra River is a great choice.
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Down the steps from Princess Bridge or take the lift to the banks of the yarra River and you will find little cafes and licensed bistros along with other tour operators such as Rent a Bike
I highly recommend this way to travel around the city on many of its safe, flat riding pathways.
From the Yarra River, Melbourne's ancient waterway, you can take in the sights of the CBD and gain a totally different perspective of the city's skyline. The Art Centre Spire, the NGV, the world famous Boat Sheds and the beautiful Alexandra Gardens.
Melbourne's best boating operators also base their home at Federation Wharf.
The studios of Melbourne's SBS are housed here in the Alfred Deakin Building. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) provides multilingual and multicultural informative radio and television services to all the public.
SBS enthusiastically encourages the interaction between all the diverse cultures that make up Australian society in this day and age.
Melbourne's Federation Square has ...
Wheelchairs, scooters, walking frames, children's strollers, vision canes and other mobility aids are available here to help you get around. Operated by the YMCA Victoria on behalf of the City of Melbourne and dedicated to improving accessibility in the CBD.
Where: Car Park, on the bottom level opposite the lift
When: Monday to Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Closed on all Public Holidays
Contact: (03)9650 6499, TTY 9650 9316 or Freecall 1800 735 266
The Melbourne Mobility Centre