Federation Bells are a set of 39 bronze bells located in Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne


Play On at the Federation Bells

Celebrate your AFL team’s win at the ’G by visiting Melbourne’s Federation Bells and hear your club’s song played like never before.

Walk across the William Barak pedestrian bridge to Birrarung Marr (towards Federation Square) after the match and take the time to enjoy the winning team’s song on the 39 upturned brass bells.

The Federation Bells also play the songs of competing teams in the hour leading up to each MCG match, so the next time you head to a game at the ’G make sure you stop by the bells to hear your club’s song.

See the MCG Season Fixture


International Women's Day 2019

Friday 8 March

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 the Federation Bells will feature a special playlist of compositions for the bells by women composers.

These pieces are a diverse showcase featuring Australian and International composers.

The below playlist will play from 8-9am, 12:30-1:30pm, and 5-6pm:




Deborah Cheetham  Eternal Birrarung
Susan Hull  Pointed Bone
Chiara Costanza  Bells
Karen Berger  I Climb
Rose Lang  Wake
Mahdis Golzar Kashani  Isfahan
Celeste Moore  Ripples
Valentina Maxwell Tansley  Peregrine
Cassandra Fixter  Happiness and Joy
Kirstin Honey  The Edge Of Beginning
Peggy Polias  Garden of Bronze
Stina Tester  New Monument
Holly Sellers  Daydream
Christina Finch  Temprament2
Catherine Duc  The Bells of Birrarung
Silvia Simons  Silence in SoundSpace
Xenia Konstadinidou  Mediterranean’s Lamentations
Celeste Moore  Ripples
Susan Hull  Pointed Bone


For exact times of each piece please visit the What’s Playing page.

Modified Schedule during 2019 Australian Open

13 January – 1 February, 2019

For the 2019 Australian Open there will be the AO Festival located at Birrarung Marr.

During this period there will be no bell schedule.

There will also be limited access to the Federation Bells, as the area will only be accessible with an Australian Open ticket.

Normal scheduling and interactive sessions will start again on 2 February.

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