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Fed Square is open. Instructions on enjoying the square in a safe manner, and everything else you need to know.
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Fed Square is Anything But Square!
Told you we had something special brewing. Over the past 18 years Fed Square has become a globally iconic destination and Melbourne’s gathering place. Plenty has changed in that time, but not our logo… until now. We’ve listened to our community about how they feel about Fed Square, how they use the space, and what they want to see in the future, to create our Anything But Square philosophy. Our new brand is more than just a new visual identity, it is our promise to deliver a kaleidoscope of experiences that inspire, engage and celebrate our community and to redefine what it means to be a world-class civic and cultural precinct. Best of all, we are bringing our Anything But Square philosophy to life in so many ways already – from our exciting new shaded areas to relax in the Square, our jam-packed summer event calendar, to newly launched podcast episodes and documentaries diving into the architecture and heritage of Fed Square. So whether you pop along to Fed Square in person or join us online at the Virtual Square, we hope you’ll enjoy this Anything But Square adventure.
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City CX
This is not your typical Saturday ride… A one-day, high-energy, never-been-done-before cycling spectacle that’s taking place in the heart of Fed Square. Don’t miss your chance to join this unique urban cyclocross event that’s open to riders of all levels, comprising a short, technical CX course around the urban terrain of Fed Square and River Terrace. Come for the riding, stay for the atmosphere! This event is free for spectators, who will enjoy action-packed entertainment including the action streamed on the big screen, live music, food & drinks, kids activities and more. Of course all of Fed Square’s great cafes, restaurants and bars will be open as usual for your post-event coffee fixes and celebratory beers! Tickets are strictly capped at 500.  City CX is co-presented by Fed Square and Bicycle Network. 
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8 May
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Outdoors
Mini Documentaries
A place like Fed Square doesn’t spring up overnight – and it certainly doesn’t come to be where it is today without a swag of fascinating tales in tow. As part of our new look we decided to delve into the past and create some incredible short-form docos on the history and background of Fed Square. You’ll uncover the giant maze that hides beneath the Square, appreciate the engineering marvels and architectural significance that makes us one of the youngest heritage listed sites in the world and you’ll discover our heritage and unusual history that makes our precinct anything but square! These mini-docs shine a light on some of our favourite stories of Fed Square – check them out below! Fed Square is Anything But Square!
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Fed Oasis
Slip, slop, slap – it’s time to kick back at Fed Oasis Comfy seating and shaded areas? Tick. Order food from our cafes and restaurants, and have it delivered to you in the square? Tick. Live music on the stage, classic films, giveaways, daily meditation experiences and more? Tick, tick, and tick. You spoke; we listened: Fed Oasis is bringing comfy seating, shady umbrellas and plenty of (recycled, environmentally-friendly) astroturf to save the kiddies’ knees – somewhere soft to sit and soak up the surroundings has always been our most-requested addition, and with Fed Oasis it’s finally here. And if that throat is a little thirsty once you’re seated comfortably, just whip out the phone and order food and drink from one of the many brilliants bars, cafes and restaurants around you – and the goods will be delivered to you right there in the square! Talk about gold-class (gold grass?) luxury – and combined with our sport, Friday fed-itation with Laughscape and movie schedule, there’s no better place to be for fun in the sun or a balmy evening out. Who’s delivering grub? Mama’s Canteen Transport  Chocolate Buddha Timeout Cafe Atiyah Service of alcohol is not permitted in the square. Service Times: 12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8.30pm daily. Please use the bins provided in the square to dispose of your waste.
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Fed Free Workshops
Live and learn with Fed Free Workshops, our deluxe masterclass program! Our Masterclasses were such a hit over lockdown, we’re ratcheting it up a notch and combining them with the old school Fed Fitness for Fed Free Workshops: our regular fitness, educational and fun-filled sessions, absolutely free at Fed Square! Choose from our limited edition summer series, or a selection of weekly year-long classes, or attend them all! From Yoga to cocktail making, photography to IT classes, if there’s something you’ve always wanted to dip your tootsies into but never quite knew how, we’ve got it covered. Sort your chakras out with our Qigong and Tai Chi, get a wiggle on with Belly Dancing or snap the best selfie in the sun! See the schedule below. BYO: Comfy clothes, water bottle, towel, and yoga mat for pilates and yoga classes. Of course the health and safety of our visitors is a priority and every person entering the square is required to scan and enter their details into a Covid-compliancy system. Workshops are capped at 40 people. Registrations for our January classes are open!  Limited edition summer series:
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Fed Summer
Movies, music, and comfy seating, summery sports and sumptuous eating We’re gearing up for the biggest and best summer we’ve ever had at Fed Square, with the most packed schedule of events, movies, music, live sport, fitness, workshops and more that’s ever crossed the square. You can relax and revitalise at Fed Oasis, our brand-new comfy seating and shaded areas, and order food – delivered to you in the square! – from one of our diverse and wonderful restaurants, bars and cafes, and enjoy classic films, live sport and live music by local Melbourne favourites all summer long. We’ve partnered with ACMI for an outdoor cinema silent film series, with live soundtracks by local bands and musicians, and we’re running free fitness sessions, guided workshops and our very own twist on mindful meditation – Mindful Fed-itation, hosted by hilarious local comedians. That’s just the start – check out the full line-up below, and we’ll see you there! Fed Square is Anything But Square!
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SSIXX presents Everleigh-After
We’ve partnered with the brilliant folk at SSIXX to bring you an immersive dining experience like no other. In collaboration with The Everleigh, and leading Australian chef Peter Gunn (Ides), we’re delivering an other-worldy experience for diners and art-lovers in Melbourne. A combustion of modern culinary flavours, in flawless synergy with SSIXX’s 360 degree immersive video artistry and interactive technology, that evokes a new dimension and transports you to another realm, Everleigh-After takes form at Fed Square in February within a secret sensory location. Seats are strictly limited. Book now.
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2 Feb — 28 Feb
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Food + Beverage
Anything But Square Podcast Series
Did you know Melbourne was deliberately designed without a public square, so as to prevent the spirit of democracy from arising? Or have you ever wondered why the Square is designed in such an irregular shape and fashion with heavy influence from geometry? A place like Fed Square doesn’t spring up overnight – and it certainly doesn’t come to be where it is today without a swag of fascinating tales in tow. Check out our triple-bill podcast episodes below to celebrate our new brand and learn all about the hidden secrets and ingenuity of Fed Square’s history, direct from many of the significant people who were involved in its founding. Fed Square is Anything But Square!
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Free City Parking in Melbourne
What better way to celebrate the new year than with free parking? The best city parking in Melbourne is FREE to anyone who dines at Federation Square*. Just exchange your carpark 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 and ride home without paying. *You must purchase food from Transport, Riverland, Timeout, Chocolate Buddha, Beer Deluxe, Pilgram Bar, or Mama Canteen You must provide your carpark entry pass in order to obtain your free exit pass. If you do not ask for a pass, you will not receive free parking and you will be required to exit the car park by way of payment   The promotion is valid from 6 January until 31 January 2021  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
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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 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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Greenhouse by Joost
The Sims meets Farmville in a living food factory at Fed Square. Intrigued?
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