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World-class art galleries and exhibitions, a diverse range of food and drink options, and events that capture the heart of Melbourne year after year.

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Hello Melbourne
Why hello again, Melbourne! Good to see you, it’s been far too long! As we blink like new-born babies into the spring sunshine, with hope in hearts and vaccines in our bods, it’s time to plan some adventures. Clap your hands with glee, friends. You’re in for a treat. With a FREE parking when you dine offer, our restaurants, bars and cafes all opening up again and our museums and galleries planning their opening shortly, there’s a lot to look forward to at Fed Square! And don’t forget, coming up we’ve got Multicultural Week, Melbourne Fashion Week and the Firefly Zipline across the Yarra! There’s a lot to celebrate, Melbourne. We’ve earned it.
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Free City Parking in Melbourne
Fed Square is back! To celebrate, enjoy free parking on us. Now that we are beginning to reopen, we’d like to invite you to come back and enjoy some of the best dining Melbourne has to offer. And guess what? Your parking is on us!* Just exchange your car park entry pass for a free exit pass from any of our participating restaurants after you’ve dined, and use it to exit the car park for FREE. *Terms and conditions apply, as below: You must purchase food from one of Fed Square’s eligible dining outlets: Beer Deluxe, Big Esso by Mabu Mabu, Chocolate Buddha, Hero at ACMI, Mama’s Canteen, Pilgrim Bar, Taxi Kitchen, Transit Rooftop Bar, Transport Public Bar, Riverland or Timeout to obtain your free exit pass You must provide your car park entry pass at the eligible dining outlet in order to obtain your free exit pass Your free exit pass is required to access free parking, at the time you are exiting the car park in your vehicle The promotion is valid from Friday 22 October until 31 March 2022 Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. We highly recommend making a booking to ensure you are not disappointed, as strict capacity limits to all venues apply.
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Fed Festive Season
Christmas in the Square Get ready to get Fed festive, as we are turning up the fun dial to the max to celebrate the silly season, being out and about again – and being able to properly say hello, Melbourne! Of course, all your favourites will be back: Christmas Square, featuring the HUGE 16metre-high Christmas tree and ever-popular Santa’s Workshop for all those cute happy snaps with the big guy in red. While you’re there, you must also drop by to have a selfie with Fred and Fifi, dressed in their finest Christmas-themed get-up – they’re enormous light-up sculpture installations, thanks to the creative mastery of the team at A Blanck Canvas. Rounding out the action is the Pillars of Light festival for Chanukah; Koorie Kristmas with the Koorie Heritage Trust; Christmas in the Wizarding World at Fed Square, featuring a not-to-be-missed live performance from the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; followed closely by Wizard Week, where we’re screening all the Harry Potter films up on the Big Screen, marathon-style; a santa-sack-packed program of your fave Christmas films; the Fed Christmas Workshop series, featuring a sure-to-be-a-hot-ticket Christmas Wreath workshop with Melbourne floristry icon Flowers Vasette; and heaps more! Check out the full program below and start planning your Fed festivities this Christmas at the Square!
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Disney: The Magic of Animation
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Shown in Australia for the very first time, exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition contains original sketches and rare artworks from 1928 to the present day, including a world-first exhibit of artworks from Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). The Walt Disney Animation Studios have been creating extraordinary films for nearly a century, and every film begins with drawings that capture the essence of character, story and emotion. This exhibition features over 500 exceptional artworks including original paintings, sketches and concept art that have been specially selected by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library in Los Angeles, California. These rarely seen works reveal the development of beloved stories and animation techniques from your favourite Walt Disney Animation Studios films and shorts, including Mickey Mouse’s first talkie, Steamboat Willie (1928), films such as Fantasia (1940), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), Frozen (2013), Moana (2016), Frozen 2 (2019) and the studio’s latest release, Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). The five sections of this exhibition each focus on a different era of innovation, from perfecting the technique of bringing two dimensional drawings to life in the 1920s, to the creation of the first animated feature films in the late 1930s and 1940s, the stylistic innovations of the post-war years, the renaissance of the 1990s to the digital revolution and advances of present day. The exhibition charts the Walt Disney Animation Studio’s process in continuing to tell diverse and inclusive stories for contemporary audiences. Big and little kids alike can explore the five kingdoms of the world of Kumandra from the studio’s latest release Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) through a COVIDSafe touch-free giant wall map, or bathe in a room of light that reveals how animators use colour to express different emotions. You can even step inside a scene from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Be inspired by the incredible artistry behind your favourite characters and discover how drawings are brought to life, from pencil and paper to today’s computer-generated wonders.
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13 May — 23 JanACMI
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Firefly Zipline
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This December, head to Fed Square to fly high and see Melbourne from a viewpoint like no other – from a zipline over the Yarra River!
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New Year Street Feasts
This New Year’s Eve we’re celebrating with Street Feasts – and Fed Square will be turning inside out, extending our dining footprint across the Square, so you can ring in the New Year with the best food and drink our city has to offer, right at its beating heart. With everything from snack and sip options like champagne and freshly shucked oysters or a craft beer-matched bento box with lobster roll and caviar and crab tostadas – through to epic Middle Eastern banquets – there’s a Street Feast that will suit your food mood this NYE. Check out the participating restaurants below, salivate over the delicious menus – and get booking! Street Feasts is presented in partnership with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) and the City of Melbourne.
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31 Dec
Festivals + Celebrations
Food + Beverage
Father Bob's We Need a Little Christmas Variety Show
Appearing on the Main Stage, Father Bob’s We Need a Little Christmas Variety Show promises a non-stop, fast-paced overload of Christmas spirit and entertainment. The show will feature a set of Melbourne’s best comedians, acrobats, singers and dancers such as performer Tim Campbell and stand-up comedian Simon Taylor, and will be opened by Melbourne’s very own Santa incarnate, Father Bob Maguire. Children, teenagers, families, parents and grandparents, everyone is welcome! Strap in for a performance of sound, colour and excitement. Each show will conclude with Santa handing out toys and gifts to children in the audience. ‘My philosophy has always been about bringing the community of Melbourne together and what better time to do this than now as Melbourne re-opens. Having been through the world’s longest lockdown, Melbournians need encouragement, joy and some time to share and celebrate with one another this Christmas.’ Father Bob says. ‘Families can add this to their list of destinations for the day. City workers and passers-by are all welcome! It’s proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and Fed Square, as part of the Melbourne’s Christmas Festival 2021. It’s an event not to be missed this Christmas, come along and join in.’ Find out more about the Father Bob Maguire Foundation here: https://www.fatherbobs.com/
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15 DecMain Square
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Explore major cultural attractions including NGV, ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust. Discover retail shopping and dine at the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne including Chocolate Buddha, Taxi Kitchen and Beer Deluxe. Fed Square has it all.

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The People's Place
Your digital memory board where you can share your special experiences of Fed Square
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Fed Cam
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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Showcasing Aboriginal and Modern Australian Art
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Lunchtime Meditation
Fed Square’s regular meditation classes have gone online
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Koorie Heritage Trust
Discover the history of Aboriginal Victoria and South-East Australia
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Fed Square is Anything But Square
Told you we had something special brewing...
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futurefoodsystem
The Sims meets Farmville in a living food factory at Fed Square. Intrigued?
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Eat + Drink

The best restaurants and bars in Melbourne are at Fed Square.

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Melbourne, Fed Square’s bars, cafes and restaurants are second to none. Time to get your nosh on.

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Big Esso by Mabu Mabu
A place to meet friends and strangers
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Hero ACMI
Contemporary day-to-night food and wine bar experience
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Chocolate Buddha
Express sushi & casual Japanese
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Beer DeLuxe
Bringing the world’s great beers together with exciting locals from Australian craft breweries.
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Transport Public Bar
Melbourne's boutique bar that has it all
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Riverland Bar and Cafe
An iconic Melbourne bar and cafe nestled in the historic Federation Wharf vaults
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