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Announcement Australia's Biggest Video Games Venue, where entry is always free!


Mon-Thu: 12PM – 10PM
Friday: 12PM – 2AM
Saturday: 10AM – 2AM
Sunday: 10AM – 10PM

Special HOURS

Saturday 24th December – 10 am – 10pm
Sunday 25th December – CLOSED
Monday 26th December – 11 am – 11pm
Tuesday 27th December – 11 am – 10pm
Wednesday 28th December – 12 pm – 10pm
Thursday 29th December – 12 pm – 10pm
Friday 30th December – 12 pm – 2am
Saturday 31st December – 10 am – 5 pm | (NYE event – 7 pm – 3am)
Sunday 1st Jan – 12 pm – 12am
Monday 2nd Jan – 12 pm – 10am

Finding us

Our main entry is located on the Lower Ground floor inside of Emporium Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s city centre.

This entrance can be used for our venue during Emporium’s regular opening hours, and is also where you’ll find our merchandise store and reception.

Our after-hours entry is used after Emporium closes and is located on 23 Caledonian Lane.


No! We welcome walk-ins, however to avoid a potential wait time we recommend bookings. With 2-levels of games, restaurant & bar space, we’ve got plenty of room to accommodate you!


There is currently no requirement for our patrons to show proof of vaccination or wear masks while in the venue, but it is recommended to wear a mask while in close proximity with other patrons. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or are generally unwell, please postpone your visit! We’ll be here when you’re feeling better.

emporium entrance

Our Emporium entrance is accessible via  Shop 25, Lower Ground, Emporium Shopping Centre. 

This entrance is only accessible during Emporium Melbourne shopping hours. View Emporium’s opening hours here.

caledonian lane entrance

Fortress Melbourne’s Caledonian Lane entrance is accessible via 23 Caledonian Lane, Melbourne, 3000. 

This entrance/exit is only open after Emporium Melbourne is closed. View Emporium’s opening hours here.


getting here


The closest parking locations are at Melbourne Central (enter via La Trobe or Lonsdale Street) and the Strand. 

Limited street parking is available on Elizabeth Street and Lonsdale Street.

public transport

Melbourne Central Train Station: 5 minute walk through Mall towards Emporium.

Tram: Routes on Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street stop at Bourke Street Mall, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Bus: The closest bus stop is located at Melbourne Central on Lonsdale Street.

For detailed directions to Fortress Melbourne, use the PTV journey planner here.