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What's your favourite memory of Fed Square?

Welcome to The People’s Place. Yes, Fed Square is a global icon, but it would be nothing without the hundreds of human stories that are created there every day.

The People’s Place is your digital memory board, where you can share your special experiences of Fed Square. From the personal to the political, the tiny to the terrific: We want them all!

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Vibe ,

Watching PNAU on a rooftop!

Me and a friend of mine watched a sunset rooftop set of PNAU in 2019. Such a ...
Vibe ,

Christmas Bauble 😍

The Christmas Bauble from 2019 was magical! We got so many pictures…
Stunning ,

Tanderrum

We caught Tanderrum at Fed Square – such a powerful ceremony!
Big moments ,
Fun ,

Fascinating place

The heart of Melbourne beside Yarra river. You can ride a river cruise, have ...
Hilarious ,
Unexpected ,

A seagull ate my lunch 😂

One time I was walking up the front stairs at Fed Square munching on my lunch...
Stunning ,

Amazing Bowie exhibition at ACMI

The Bowie exhibition at ACMI was seriously the best exhibition I have been to...
Vibe ,

I went to the Sensory Underground

I reckon the Sensory Underground was the best thing I’ve ever done in M...
Big moments ,

Daughter's first steps

I had brought my daughter to Fed Square, and she was just on the verge of wal...
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My husband proposed!

It was NYE 2013, and my (now) husband had booked a table at Taxi. It was so s...
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Seeing Cadel Evans, after he won the Tour de France

I was there at Fed Square when Cadel Evans was there after he won the Tour de...
Big moments ,

Friends and family at Fed Square !

We took family and friends from overseas to Fed Square as part of their city ...
Big moments ,

Dance

I used to do dance performances with my dance group at fed square stage and a...
Big moments ,

One Day in September

F_ootball fever in September at Fed Square! E_mbracing the pure excitement be...
Unexpected ,

High & Low

At our very first Diwali Festival a year ago at Fed Square, we had no idea th...
Unexpected ,

Australian Women’s Cricket Team @ Fed Square

Last year I took the family into the city for the weekend for their very firs...
Big moments ,

Big Moments

Visiting Melbourne for the celebration of my 50th Wedding Anniversary, which ...
Big moments ,

My Warrior

My husband and I began our evening with dinner Spaghetti Theatre then began o...
Vibe ,

Sensational Sensory Underground

Truly, this was an evening to remember… The anticipation and excitement...
Unexpected ,

Caught in a lie

In the summer of 2005, I was working in a new job, and took my first afternoo...
Fun ,

Exchange reunion

We have not seen each other for 5 years since university exchange class, whe...
Big moments ,

Rafa

Last year when Rafa made an appearance at fed square and I got to shake his h...
Vibe ,

Summer Vibe

4 years ago I had just moved to melbourne with my husband… the first se...
Big moments ,

Cadel Evans

After a bucket list tour of Europe and accompanied by my daughter and son we ...
Big moments ,

A place for everyone

The most defining memory for me was being up on stage on Fed Square, singing ...
Big moments ,

Family catch-up means the most!

My cousin Alex and I met up at Fed Square after many decades of non contact. ...
Big moments ,

OPRAH WINFREY FRENZY

In 2010 Oprah Winfrey came to Melbourne and in particular Fed Square where cr...
Vibe ,

Watching the Australian Open on the big screen

35 degrees, people everywhere and the AO grand final… This is my favour...
Big moments ,

Freedom to Explore Fed Square

The first week I moved to Melbourne I went exploring and ended up in Fed Squa...
Unexpected ,

Acmi centre June 2018

Fabulous interactive Mad Hatters tea party at the Alice in Wonderland exhibit...
Hilarious ,

I thought they thought I was famous

After busking in Bourke Street Mall I decided to go to the bar in Fed Square....
Big moments ,

Dr Karl at Fed Square

Watching Dr Karl emcee an event at Fed Square (he’s my hero!).
Vibe ,

Chocolate Buddha

Ever since Chocolate Buddha opened at Fed Square it has been our special ‘go ...
Big moments ,

Dr Karl at Fed Square

Watching Dr Karl emcee an event at Fed Square (he’s my hero!).
Hilarious ,

Wine Tasting Joke

I told a joke at a Fed Square Wine tasting, the girl next to me laughed and s...
Unexpected ,

The man of my dreams

About 2 years ago I had a really (as in REALLY) bad night….. my friends...
Unexpected ,

Mini PAX shock

When PAX came to Fed Square, I was happy to have a go at everything! Was topp...
Unexpected ,

PAX event

Favourite Fed square moment was winning a weekend pass to PAX on the mini pax...
Fun ,

happiest festivals place

we love all the festivals being held at fed square, with food stalls spilling...
Vibe ,

Waiting

Sitting on the steps. Waiting. Feeling the sunshine on my face. Brightness of...
Stunning ,

Joy of happy

I came from Nepal 🇳🇵 first time to fed square and I really amazed with the en...
Big moments ,

Supporting Our Socceroos at FIFA World Cup - Fed Square Style

Watching the Socceroos versus Brazil, during the 2006 FIFA World Cup on Fed S...
Fun ,

Watching

I find Federation Square an enjoyable place to relax and people watch –...
Big moments ,

Step Back In Time

As a family we visited ACMI’s museum past exhibition of screen, video, music,...
Unexpected ,

Rolling not Rocking

I am thought I was too cool for school on my skateboard, Until a misjudged tu...
Big moments ,

Anzac Day 2015

I got drenched in the rain while enjoying 2015 Anzac Day, exploring the poppy...
Unexpected ,

Spicy tuna

I just finished work and was in need of a little feed, so off I go and grab a...
Unexpected ,

Dancing with the seagulls

My friends and I have had a fair share of memorable experiences at fed square...
Unexpected ,

Dancing with the seagulls

My friends and I have had a fair share of memorable experiences at fed square...
Fun ,

Australia Day with the Fam

We sat comfortably in a beanbag pillows and enjoyed a very entertaining live ...
Big moments ,

#1 excursion venue

Always accompanied year 9 city experience week where we walked the city stree...
Vibe ,

Tennis - On the screen, in the air, and in our hearts

My family and I arrived early into the city to see the tennis live. The sun w...
Fun ,

Big slide

When they H’s the big water slide in fed square I took my kids there and we a...
Hilarious ,

Tennis ace

Me -single mum and my mum aged 80 having lunch sitting in federations square ...
Unexpected ,

Rainbow flash mob

In 2017 I’m on A City Experience excursion with my Year 9s who had barely lef...
Unexpected ,

Unexpected Hakka

One day I was heading into the city and I ran into my brother on the tram. He...
Fun ,

Music video exhibition at ACME

Several years ago there was an amazing music video/pop music exhibition at AC...
Fun ,

Music video exhibition at ACME

Several years ago there was an amazing music video/pop music exhibition at AC...
Fun ,

Just Looking

I love to sit and just people watch. I make up little stories about them and ...
Fun ,

Christmas 2020

To celebrate Christmas last year me and my 2 special needs kids came to the c...
Big moments ,

A Photo Opportunity I Had to Cat-ch!

While studying photography back in 2014 the kind folks at Fed Square allowed ...
Unexpected ,

Police on horseback sharing skittles

There was a rally happening in Fed Square, and six police officers were stand...
Big moments ,

The night I met my love

It was the closing day of the Emerging Writers’ Festival in 2014. I was...
Vibe ,

Tennis under the stars

Given the current climate, the best memories I have of Fed Square are the one...
Big moments ,

When the music played

I got to play with my brass band and concert band at Fed Square for Bandstand...
Hilarious ,

The bees

When there were bees and the sign saying “beware of bees” 🐝
Big moments ,

First Kiss

‘Twas the day before Melbourne’s third lock down and we were fort...
Big moments ,

Fed is my second favourite F word...

Food is my first! And it’s all thanks to Fed Square’s Japanese Fe...
Fun ,

My first live gig

It was the summer of 2005…not 69, and I was sixteen at the time. I was ...
Big moments ,

Love at first sight.

It was a freezing cold and wet winter evening on 16 July 2004 when my buddy t...
Big moments ,

Meeting famous people

Over the years I have bumped into a few famous people but my favourite was Br...
Fun ,

A timeless tradition for many generations

Seeing Fed Square come alive with the Vietnamese Children’s Lantern Fes...
Stunning ,

Magical kiss beneath the Fed Square full moon.

After a full fun-filled day in Melbourne finishing up exploring Fed Square, m...
Stunning ,

Buddha's Birthday Festival in Federation Square

The Buddhist tea ceremony conducted by a Buddhist monk during Buddha’s ...
Unexpected ,

First birthday of Fed Square

I sang in the choir at the first birthday party of Jetstar at Fed Square and ...
Hilarious ,

Mum Drums up crowd at FedSquare!

Will never forget the time Mum and I took the train to the city and went to f...
Hilarious ,

Ice Cream Fail

Many years ago I was running (literally) late for a date with this gorgeous g...
Big moments ,

Guiness World Record attempt

In May 2011, Fed Square and Voltaran hosted a bid for the Guinness World Reco...
Unexpected ,

Singing in the Square

An instant choir was arranged in the middle of Fed Square – we learned ...
Fun ,

Niska the robot

My 3 year old daughter Minnie was in awe of Niska the robot serving her ice c...
Vibe ,

The heart of Melbourne

Fed square is the place to be. Meeting friends in the Cafes, watching lives ...
Big moments ,

The start of forever

My husband and I started dating when we were 16. Going into the city was a re...
Big moments ,

White wedding

3 months before our wedding our venue advised us that they were cancelling ou...
Unexpected ,

Coffee during riot

The evening I was having coffee when a few hundred young people stormed throu...
Vibe ,

Summer in Melbourne town

The night was a Cat Empire concert at Fed Square.Classic balmy summers night,...
Big moments ,

winner 😎😎

A couple years ago when hawthorn and Sydney swans were in the footy grand fin...
Unexpected ,

City with the gals...and the guys

Let me set the sene for you. It’s the 2nd of December 2020 the gals and I had...
Vibe ,

Hello Hello

Racing out of school early to get to Fed Square for Channel [V]’s Detou...
Unexpected ,

Birds and Burgers

It was a lovely Saturday, the sun was shining, and Fed Square was the perfect...
Big moments ,

First ice cream post allergy

My kids all have allergies & my daughter has anaphylaxis. My youngest wa...
Fun ,

Tennis in the square

A few years ago, one balmy summer evening I spent the vening with a friend in...
Vibe ,

A moment in time

Christmas in 2019, we walked across Fed square hand in hand, a little hand cl...
Fun ,

Cat Empire's 100th show

Being in the packed crowd of The Cat Empire’s 1000th show on March 21 i...
Big moments ,

Mathsy Mum

My mum, a Maths teacher, dragging my brother and I, both Primary Schoolers, i...
Unexpected ,

Duck friend

I was at fed square to see sky castle and made a friend with the local duck i...
Big moments ,

Finding out VCE results in herald sun

Back in 2004 when I graduated high school my then boyfriend and I travelled t...