Image of Federation Square with people walking through the public square and Melbourne city buildings in the background.
Image of Federation Square building lit up at night.
Close up image of fractal triangles design on the exterior of Federation Square.
Federation Square building lit up at night with people.
Image of Federation Square with people walking through the public square and Melbourne city buildings in the background.

Fed Square: Behind the Scenes tour

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Designed by LAB architecture studio and Bates Smart 2002

Description

Fed Square is Melbourne's iconic gathering place, where visitors are immersed in unique cultural experiences and architecture that celebrates Victoria’s rich heritage and identity. In 2019, Fed Square was listed on the Victorian Heritage Register—the youngest building in Australia to ever be recognised in this way.

Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation is a Major Practice Partner for the Open House Melbourne Weekend. A booking fee waiver for this program is made possible through this partnership.

What's On

This tour will provide participants with the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Federation Square, with exclusive access to the hidden network of tunnels and labyrinth maze underneath the Square. Along the way, participants will learn all about the history of Fed Square’s unique architecture and design features.

Images: (1) Fed Square aerial photograph. Photo: Fed Square. (2) Fed Square lit up at night for IDAHOBIT week. Photo: Joel Strickland. (3) Fractal triangle design on the exterior of Federation Square. Photo: PBO Photography / Hyatt & Associates. (4) Federation Square building lit up at night. Photo by James Henry. (5) Fed Square aerial photograph. Photo: Fed Square.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Tours run 11am, 1pm + 2:30pm
Running for approx. 1 hour in groups of 14

Bookings required—$7 booking fee waived
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet at Swanston Street forecourt, Federation Square. Covered shoes essential. Participants are advised that this tour includes staircases, ladders, and enclosed spaces.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Accessible parking nearby, Auslan interpreter available on request

This tour includes staircases, ladders, and enclosed spaces.

Location

Federation Square, cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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