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Federation Square

The beating heart of Melbourne is a great place to eat, drink, sightsee or just watch the world go by.

”Fed Square”, as it’s known locally, is a magnet for Melbourne society. There’s always something happening in the city’s main public plaza, from early morning tai chi classes to international sports events on the big screen.

First-time visitors should head straight for the Melbourne Visitor Centre, where you can join a free guided tour or pick up a map to explore the area at your own pace. Here you can also find out about forthcoming events and activities and get information about public artworks and other attractions.

One of the most striking features of Fed Square is its uncompromisingly modern architecture, which contrasts sharply with the surrounding Victorian-era buildings. Take time to explore the striking glass-and-steel Atrium, home to the National Gallery of Victoria’s pioneering Ian Potter Centre, the first major gallery in the world dedicated exclusively to Australian art. The Deakin Edge theatre offers stunning views across the Yarra River, as well as a programme of musical and theatrical performances, while the Zinc on the riverfront is a dramatic setting for special events, banquets and exhibitions. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, meanwhile, shows popular and arthouse films, and showcases the latest in gaming technology.

During major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and the Australian Football League final, Fed Square is packed with sports fans catching the action on giant open-air screens. At other times, people flock to the many cafes and bars to eat, drink and catch up with the rest of the world from the biggest free Wi-Fi site in Melbourne.

Fed Square is on the corner of Swanson and Flinders streets, flanked by Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River. Public transport by tram, bus or boat is plentiful, and there are pay car parks as well as secure bike racks and rentals nearby.

There are heaps of ways to experience this attraction. We've put together some things you can do at Federation Square:

If you're chasing more options, check out our Melbourne things to do page.


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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne SG$85
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Bourke Street Mall and Flinders Lane are also within 5 minutes. Parliament Station is 8 minutes by foot and Melbourne Central Station is 9 minutes.

    Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank SG$106
    Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

    Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

    Corner of Southgate Ave & Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Southbank hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Melbourne Central and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Royal Botanic Gardens and Marvel Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Flinders Street Station is 6 minutes by foot and Melbourne Central Station is 17 minutes.

      Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne SG$81
      Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

      Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

      300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market. Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Cricket Ground are also within 3 mi (5 km). Flagstaff Station is 6 minutes by foot and Spencer Street Station is 7 minutes.

        Citadines on Bourke Melbourne SG$119
        Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

        Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

        131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Her Majesty's Theatre, Parliament House of Victoria and Bourke Street Mall. Forum Theatre and Emporium Melbourne are also within 10 minutes. Parliament Station is only a 4-minute walk and Melbourne Central Station is 11 minutes.

          Stamford Plaza Melbourne SG$146
          Stamford Plaza Melbourne

          Stamford Plaza Melbourne

          111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre and Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne Central and Melbourne Cricket Ground are also within 1 mi (2 km). Parliament Station is 5 minutes by foot and Flinders Street Station is 10 minutes.

            Crowne Plaza Melbourne SG$156
            Crowne Plaza Melbourne

            Crowne Plaza Melbourne

            1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Yarra Riverfront and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Marvel Stadium and Melbourne Central are also within 1 mi (2 km). Spencer Street Station is 8 minutes by foot and Flagstaff Station is 18 minutes.

              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne SG$88
              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

              Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

              328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Central. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Melbourne Cricket Ground are also within 1 mi (2 km). Flinders Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Melbourne Central Station is 13 minutes.

                Grand Hyatt Melbourne SG$228
                Grand Hyatt Melbourne

                Grand Hyatt Melbourne

                123 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Collins Street, Flinders Lane and Regent Theatre. Federation Square and Forum Theatre are also within 5 minutes. Parliament Station is 8 minutes by foot and Flinders Street Station is 8 minutes.