Stage an event in Melbourne’s major city square.

The Square is one of the biggest outdoor venues in Melbourne, with the capacity to hold up to 10,000 people for large public events. Opening out onto Flinders St station and with a gentle sloping gradient, the 5,000sqm Main Square is ideally suited for concerts, festivals, outdoor exhibitions, film screenings, product promotions and event launches. St Paul’s Court and Swanston Street Forecourt provide a more intimate setting within The Square, while the River Terrace provides extra space for large festivals and markets.


  • Large outdoor 5000sqm plaza with a surface of sandstone cobblestones
  • The ‘Big Screen’ – large LED screen (65sqm, 16:9 aspect ratio) available at additional cost
  • Dressing room and change facility located in Transport Hotel
  • Dedicated sound system and screen feed available at an additional cost for live events
  • Water access point
  • Marquee hire and staging available through preferred supplier, Quality Event Hire
  • Accessible public toilets
  • A hearing-aid loop amplifier can be patched into the The Square’s sound system to assist the hearing impaired.
  • Lift access to The Atrium and Deakin Edge
  • Onsite catering providers.


Outdoor Space: 5,000sqm
Crowd Capacity: 10,000 people

Hire Rates

Venue Hire Type Standard Concession
Free Public Event – Full Day $3,320 $2,095
Free Public Event – Half Day $2,785 $1,610
Free Public Event
Including Stage – Daily
$3,540 $2,940
Free Public Event
Including Stage – Half Day
$3,000 $2,405
Media Management Fee $376 $267
Big Screen Hire – Full Day $2,145 $1,600
Big Screen Hire – Half Day $1,600 $1,065

Note: Venue Hire rates include access to LED screen for the duration of the event where the Square + Stage is hired (exclusive of media management fee and technical services). These rates do not include catering, cleaning or security costs.

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Lift access & wheelchair accessible.
Accessiblity at Fed Square


Parking: Parking options at Fed Square
Public Transport: Journey Planner


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