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Important Information: Socceroos World Cup Screening

Want to watch the game on Sunday? Here’s what you need to know

Thousands of soccer fans are expected to come into Melbourne early on the morning of Sunday 4 December, to watch Australia play Argentina in Round 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

To manage the number of people coming to Fed Square, other live sites have been opened up for Sunday including AAMI Park and the 2022 ISPS Handa Australian Open Tournament Village at the Victoria Golf Club in Cheltenham.

If Fed Square reaches capacity, people will be directed to AAMI Park and other venues around the city. If you are planning to come to Fed Square, please allow time to travel to other venues via foot or public transport before the start of the match.

Entry points for Fed Square

The best entrance to Fed Square will be from Swanston Street Forecourt on Sunday 4 December.

Getting to AAMI Park from Fed Square

Gate 2 (via Entrance F/Gosch’s Paddock) to AAMI Park opens at 5:00am. Entry is free.
AAMI is a 10-minute walk from Fed Square via Birrarung Marr
Train Richmond or Jolimont Station

Other live sites

There are many great venues around the city opening up early to show the game. Here is a short list:

The City of Melbourne has list of more venues of where to watch the game: https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/article/where-to-watch-the-world-cup-in-melbourne

Fed Square first aid

Fed Square toilets

Safety at Fed Square

Fed Square constantly monitors its security arrangements and we routinely work with Victoria Police and other key stakeholders, such as the State Government and City of Melbourne, to ensure the experience of visiting Fed Square is an enjoyable one for all.

Possessing and/or discharging a flare without reasonable excuse is prohibited (under the Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2022).

Consumption of alcohol is banned in public places in the central business district 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Public Transport

Fans looking to use public transport to get to the live sites before the 6am kick-off are reminded that Night Network services will be running throughout Saturday night with spare capacity on all services into the city.

There will also be spare capacity on all train services travelling to the city between 4am and 5.30am on Sunday morning.

After the game, a full Sunday morning weekend timetable will be in operation with full spare capacity for supporters to travel home.

Planned works may impact travel for road and public transport users.

Metropolitan trains – planned work

  • Buses replace trains on the Pakenham Line between Dandenong and Pakenham from 9.30pm Friday, 2 December to the last service on Sunday, 4 December for Level Crossing Removal Project works.
  • Buses replace trains on the Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein lines between Parliament and Camberwell, and on the Glen Waverley Line between Richmond and Glen Waverley for maintenance and renewal works.
  • Buses replace trains on the Craigieburn Line between Essendon and Craigieburn from 10.30pm Saturday, 3 December to the last service on Sunday, 4 December for works related to the West Gate Tunnel Project.
  • Buses replace trains on the Upfield Line between North Melbourne and Coburg from 12.30am Saturday, 3 December to the last service on Sunday, 4 December for works related to the West Gate Tunnel Project.
  • Buses are replacing trams on routes 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 63, 67 and 72 along part of St Kilda Road until 4am Saturday, 17 December.

Regional – planned works

  • Coaches replace trains on the Shepparton Line between Southern Cross and Shepparton on Saturday, 3 December and Sunday, 4 December for Shepparton Line Upgrade works.
  • Coaches replace trains on the Seymour Line between Southern Cross and Shepparton from 11.45pm Saturday, 3 December to the last service on Sunday, 4 December for Train Protection Warning System works on the Craigieburn Line.
  • Coaches replace trains on the Gippsland Line between Southern Cross, Traralgon and Bairnsdale on Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 December for V/Line project works and Level Crossing Removal Project.

Real-time traffic conditions are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available at ptv.vic.gov.au or in the PTV mobile app.