Federation Square

Known by locals as Fed Square, the square is a venue that hosts year-round cultural and art events and is located on the extremities of Melbourne’sMelbourne’s Central Business District.  Federation Square embodies essential cultural and art institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and Koorie Heritage Trust. The complex was built in 2002 to meet the needs of a public square. Melbourne’s city grid, unlike most cities, was designed without a square. After many decades of ”temporary” squares, it was decided that the corner of Swanston and Collins streets would be the ideal place.