About Us - Fortress Melbourne
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Announcement Fortress Melbourne is currently only open for special events please click through to the ‘Whats On’ page below to book now. We've changed our social handle on Facebook to "Fortress Melbourne" from "Fortress Australia. Follow us on @FortressMelb for the updates & events!


Our mission is simple: we want to introduce millions of people to live social gaming and for Fortress Melbourne to be the place for every gamer to feel like they’re home. We are doing it because we love games – video, tabletop, card, RPGs, you name it – and we want to create something incredible for everyone who shares our passion.


Is Fortress Melbourne open?
While our physical venue is closed due to the on-going threat of COVID-19. We are still offering online events and delivering delicious tavern meals through Door Dash and Deliveroo.

Where can I find and join the Fortress community?
Keep up to date with us on socials or hang out with us on our Facebook Group and Discord. Everyone is welcomed in our safe place for gaming.

Do I have to pay to enter Fortress Melbourne?
No! Entry to Fortress Melbourne is 100% free to entry (except in the circumstance we have ticketed events).

Is Fortress Melbourne kid-friendly?
Yes! Fortress has a minors policy in place to make sure that everyone can enjoy our venue, regardless of age. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Teenagers from the age of 13-17 must be accompanied by a guardian past 9 PM.

Do I need an account to play games at Fortress Melbourne?
We have plenty of guest accounts available, which means you can enjoy the latest releases without needing your own account. You can log into your own accounts if you wish.

What types of games do you have?
Fortress Melbourne has a wide variety of games across all major genres like Call of Duty, Fortnite, Dota 2, League of Legends, Fortnite, etc. We also have a large board games library located in The Tavern that anyone can hire.

Do I need to be good at video games to enjoy Fortress?
Not at all! Fortress Melbourne is for all types of gamers, from beginners to pro. We will also offer beginners classes to introduce people to video and board games.

Are you open late?
We’re open from 10 AM – 3 AM every day, though sometimes we’ll be open 24/7!

Where is Fortress Melbourne?
Fortress Melbourne has two entrances available:

Can I bring my own board games?
Yes! Everyone is allowed to bring their own games to Fortress Melbourne.

Is Fortress wheel-chair accessible?
Very much so. Fortress Melbourne is designed to be wheelchair accessible from our streamer pods, bathrooms and arena stage!

Official PC Partner of Fortress Melbourne

Fortress Melbourne is the proud partner of the industry-leading innovators, Alienware who manufactures the best gaming laptops and desktops that provide users with immersive and exhilarating gaming.