Federation Square is Melbourne's focal point and favorite meeting place. Outdoor cafes surround the square, which is dominated by a huge outdoor screen. People flock here to people-watch or catch don't-miss sport or activities on the screen, and it’s the location for Melbourne's most important public events and ceremonies.
Back from the cafes you'll find the Australian art section of the National Gallery of Victoria, known as the Ian Potter Centre – the perfect place to get a sense of Australia’s art history from colonial days to the present day. Other cultural icons at Federation Square include cinema history at ACMI, art galleries and creative outdoor play spaces for kids.
Federation Square takes up one of Melbourne's most central and prominent city blocks, opposite Flinders Street Station by the Yarra River. You can get here easily by train or tram, or on foot while shopping in the city.
Tours & Tickets
Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to ... Read more
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Cruise the calm waters of the Yarra River, past Melbourne's art, food and shopping precincts towards the Docklands area. Back on land join your premium ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take a ride on the historic steam train Puffing Billy as it works it's way through the lush rainforest of the Blue Dandenong Ranges. Take in the beauty ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See the best of Melbourne and its surrounding highlights on this super saver that combines two must-do tours at a saving of 20%! After a 3-hour city ... Read more
Duration: Valid for 2 days over a 7-day period