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


Play On at the Federation Bells

You may not be able to see your team’s win live at the ‘G, but you can still celebrate the win by visiting Melbourne’s Federation Bells and hear your club’s song played like never before.

Head to Birrarung Marr (between the MCG and Federation Square)  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 you can still feel like you’re heading to a game!

See the MCG Season Fixture


2 Worlds Festival 2020

Saturday 14 March

Please note the Federation Bells regular program will be suspended from midday to make way for the 2 Worlds Festival which takes place at Birrarung Marr on Saturday 14 March. We will resume our regular programming on Sunday 15 March.

International Women's Day 2020

Sunday 8 March

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 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.

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