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Hello Melbourne

Arts and Culture
Exhibitions + Showcases
Festivals + Celebrations
Free Events
Arts and Culture
Exhibitions + Showcases
Festivals + Celebrations
Free Events

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Main Square
River Terrace
Atrium

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.

Upcoming Events

Fed Festive Season

12 November-25 December

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!

Let's get festive!
Firefly Zipline

1-28 December

This December, you’ll be able to make all your thrill-seeking dreams come true, as you fly over the Yarra from Fed Square on a zipline! The dual-line zipline means you can bring your buddy or beau to experience it (and scream) together. The zipline will travel 130metres over the Yarra from Fed Square to the Alexandra Gardens, and word on the street is that you’ll travel up to 40km/hr. What a way to celebrate getting back to our beautiful city! Tickets are on sale from November 1. Mark your diaries, folks!

I'm IN!
Free City Parking In Melbourne

22 October-31 March

To entice you beauties back to the Square, we’re making it super easy with FREE parking until December 31, when you dine at one of our restaurants. So, what are you waiting for? Make a booking to celebrate returning to Melbourne and come and say hello! See the website for eligibility details.

Woohoo
futurefoodsystem at Fed Square

Until 30 June 2022

Learn about growing, cooking, eating, building and living sustainably with the poster boy of zero-waste Joost Bakker and futurefoodsystem. Check out weekly livestreams, a new video content series featuring well-loved Australian hospitality mavericks like Raymond Capaldi, Stephanie Alexander and Karen Martini, with a new recipe each week. Tours opening soon!

futurefoodsystem
Disney: The Magic of Animation

13 May 2021-23 January 2022

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).

Let the magic happen!
Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories

25 June 2021-6 February 2022

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories is the first major retrospective of Melbourne-based artist and designer, Maree Clarke, who is a Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman. Clarke is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of south-east Australian Aboriginal art and cultural practices and has a passion for reviving and sharing elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost – or lying dormant – as a consequence of colonisation. 

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Blak Jewellery - Finding Past, Linking Present

4 September 2021-27 February 2022

A contemporary jewellery exhibition by 11 Victorian First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers participating in the first year of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s (KHT) inaugural Blak Design program.

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Opening Dates For Our Food & Beverage Outlets

atiyah – Thursday 18th November

Big Esso by Mabu Mabu – Friday 22nd October

Beer DeLuxe – Friday 22nd October

Chocolate Buddha – Thursday 11th November

Hero at ACMI – Thursday 4th November

IceBar Melbourne – Friday 29th October

Mama’s Canteen – Friday 22nd October

Mama’s Gozleme – Still trading as normal

Pilgrim Bar – Friday 29th October

Riverland Bar & Cafe – Friday 29th October

Taxi Kitchen – Sunday 31st October

Time Out Cafe, Bar + Restaurant – Friday 22nd October

Transit Rooftop Bar – Sunday 31st October

Transport Public Bar – Sunday 31st October

 

Opening Dates For Our Cultural Institutions

ACMI – 30th October

Koorie Heritage Trust – 6th November

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia – 3rd November

 

Past Events:

Virtual Diwali

30 October, 5:30pm

All the colour and vibrancy of India will be celebrated in this year’s Virtual Diwali event, streaming from 5.30pm on Saturday 30 October via our website.

Let's celebrate
Spring Racing at Fed Square

30 October-6 November

Gather the picnicking troupe and head down to catch all the action from this year’s Spring Racing Carnival up on our Big Screen. For the Big Four races, you can score some great food and beverage giveaways – from free spritzes with Riverland to free picnic hampers from Transport!

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Trading Blak Pop Up Shop

16-22 November

Trading Blak is a collective of Aboriginal businesses working together to advocate transparency when trading in culture and empower our mob to succeed on our own terms. Visit the Trading Blak Pop Up Shop during M/FW to browse and purchase from some of Trading Blak’s emerging and established designers and creatives.

Trading Blak
Fed Square Runway

16 November

In collaboration with creative director and stylist Rhys Ripper, proud Yorta Yorta man, this free runway is a celebration of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers, both established and emerging. Featuring Amber Days, House of Darwin, Kirrikin, Liandra Swim and Nungala Creative. Registration from November 9

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Pop Up 2

17 November

Focusing on the themes of self-determination in action and Blak voices through fashion, this Pop Up runway will showcase a diverse selection of established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brands. All telling a story of First Nations people’s continuing connection to the land and waterways.

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Pop Up 5

21 November

This pop up draws on the theme of how fashion can frame our mindset and sets to prove that we can dress for happiness by using clothing to lift our mood. Celebrating a new season, the joy of fashion and Melbourne’s diverse community, watch on as looks from local favourites including Hew, Erik Yvon and Gun Shy move through the city’s dining precincts.

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Deep Blue Crossing

1-30 November

An art installation by Denise Keele-bedford, Deep Blue Crossing is coming to the Fracture Gallery in the Atrium at Fed Square on November 1, in celebration of Multicultural Week.

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