Getting to the Festival
Don’t know whether to drive or take public transport to the Festival?
We recommend that all festival attendees take public transport, it’s really convenient as Federation Square is right across the street from Flinders Street Station. See below for more information:
Take the any train that goes to Flinders Street Station.
For more information about train services, including travelling safely on public transport, visit Public Transport Victoria.
Trams stopping at Federation Square
Route 1 – East Coburg to South Melbourne
Route 3 – Melbourne University to East Malvern
Route 5 – Melbourne University to Malvern
Route 6 – Melbourne University to Glen Iris
Route 8 – Moreland to Toorak
Route 16 – Melbourne University to Kew
Route 64 – Melbourne University to East Brighton
Route 67 – Melbourne University to Carnegie
Route 70 – Bourke St Docklands to Wattle Park
Route 72 – Melbourne University to Camberwell
Route 75 – City (Spencer St) to Vermont South
For more information about tram services, visit Yarra Trams
Parking at the Festival
Federation Square Car Park can be accessed from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension – City Link)
For weekend and public holiday rates, please visit the Federation Square Parking Website for more information.
Taxis and picking up/dropping off passengers
If you are accessing Federation Square by taxi, the safest pick-up and drop off zone is the taxi rank directly across the road on Swanston Street (outside Flinders Street Station).
Federation Square Bike Racks
Swanston Street (near Transport Hotel) – 5 racks
Flinders Street (in front of ACMII) – 13 racks
Flinders Street (in front of National Design Centre) – 7 racks
Russell Street (near the roundabout) – 6 racks
River Terrace (near Zinc @ Federation Square) – 5 racks
Level 3 Car Park (west end) – 15 racks
To assist people with limited mobility, mobility equipment is available for hire. These include:
Equipment can be hired from Travellers Aid Access Services (TAAS). For more details and prices, please visit the Travellers Aid Access Services website.