Our mission is simple, we want to ignite the spirit of gaming in everyone.
We do 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.
Fortress is open Fri – Sun for walk-ins and bookings from December 11th.
No! Entry to Fortress Melbourne is always 100% FREE to enter. The exception being when there are ticketed events in some areas of the venue.
You can experience the largest permanent esports structure in the Southern Hemisphere at the Alienware Arena at Fortress Melbourne. Anyone has chance to play on stage and feel like a pro, Fortress is home to both professional and amateur tournaments for a range of games! Want to get wrapped up in the live game experience? Take a seat and enjoy our top-level esports broadcast on our 200 seat retractable grandstand or pull up a stool in the attached Sports Bar – with food and drinks conveniently available while you cheer on your favourite teams.
A themed premium dining experience for all ages. Our very own fantasy styled tavern, where you can dine amongst relics from the past, mounted shields and medieval decor! Enjoy hearty housemade pub fare, finger food, and snacks to fuel your gaming session. The bar caters to all tastes, so whether you’re craving a soft drink, specialty cocktail or our own Fortress Lager, we’ve got something to quench your thirst. The Tavern also has a large library of board games and VIP booths for you and your friends to enjoy, while you feast.
You can enjoy uninterrupted PC gaming with food and drink delivered to your desk, on the highest spec equipment from Alienware, all in the LAN Lounge at Fortress Melbourne.
2020 Memberships sales are now complete, sign up for more info on our 2021 Memberships at the bottom of this page and you will be the first to find out!
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 9PM.
We have plenty of guest accounts available, which means you can enjoy the latest releases without needing your own account or to own the title. You can also log into your own accounts if you wish.
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 game library located in The Tavern.
Not at all! Fortress Melbourne is for all types of gamers, from beginners to pros.
Fortress Melbourne has a 24 hour trading license! Though actual opening hours are 10AM – Late when there are no special events running. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and socials to find out when you can get your late-night Fortress fix.
Fortress Melbourne is located inside Emporium Melbourne.
Yes! Everyone is allowed to bring their own tabletop games to Fortress Melbourne.
Fortress Melbourne is designed to be wheelchair accessible across all three levels of the venue from our streamer pods to the bathrooms and even the Alienware Arena stage!
No, there is something for everyone at Fortress, including two bars and an expansive themed Tavern restaurant.