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Federation Square

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  • Melbourne
Federation Square
Photograph: Visit Victoria / Robert Blackburn

Time Out says

When Melburnians want to take a break from complaining about the weather, they start whinging about Melbourne's 'Meeting Place', Federation Square. Love it or hate it, there's always something happening - farmers' markets, free films on the big screen, art and craft displays, wine and food exhibitions, and live music.

If you're a visitor to the fine city of Melbourne then heading to Fed Square is always a good starting point. Apart from all the free events regularly held in the square, it's also within walking distance to Birrarung Marr, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the NGV (Australia and International), ACMI, the Forum and Flinders Street Station (possibly the most Instagrammed train station in Australia). 


Swanston St
03 9655 1900
Nearby stations: Flinders Street

What’s on

Anything But Square: Under Surveillance

  • Public art

Fed Square's winter program, Anything But Square: Under Surveillance, is set to take over Melbourne's favourite meeting place this July. At its centre, Fed Square will host a 10-metre inflatable art installation called The Eyes – a commentary on our endless social media obsessions. The huge bust is created by Art Basel alum Cool Shit, and is covered in colourful eyes looking in every direction as punters pass by.  The program will also deliver the outdoor ‘Surveillance Film Festival’, broadcast free on Fed Square’s big screen throughout the month, as well as the ‘Fed Live Dance Dystopia’ series featuring the likes of YO! MAFIA and DJ John Course on the live stage each Friday night. For more information on the Anything But Square: Under Surveillance program, head to Fed Square's website.

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