City Of Melbourne


Located at the foot of the historic Melbourne Town Hall, the Forecourt is the must-visit destination during this celebration of the city’s love for fashion.

As a welcome point before entering the Town Hall Runways, this hub of activity offers access to a series of bespoke activation and hospitality spaces for visitors to meet with friends for a pre-runway beverage and enjoy a line-up of free entertainment and photo moments.

The M/FW Information and Ticketing booth is open daily and includes a charging station so you can recharge your device.  From runways to industry talks, let us guide you through the program and curate an M/FW experience tailored to you.

Open 29 Aug – 5 Sept 11am – 10pm daily (31 Aug 11am – 5pm)

All Week

Forecourt Bar

Ready to welcome you into the Town Hall Runways, the Forecourt Bar offers a bespoke party space for you and your friends


We've joined forces with some of the city's best DJs to set the mood for M/FW's party space

M/FW Marketplace Pop-up

Get a sneak peek of the M/FW Marketplace

Specsavers Competition Finalists

Catch the finalists of this once-in-a-lifetime industry award

Campos Coffee

Join Campos Coffee in the Forecourt where they will be serving brews and pastries all week

China Eastern Airlines Lounge

Receive a personalised fashion illustration


Meet the team from fashion-tech company GlamCorner

Emporium Melbourne

Step up and take the perfect ‘city lights’ selfie at Emporium Melbourne’s photo wall


Snap a mirror selfie at #MECCAMOMENT

M/FW Lucky Dip

Visit our retail activation and enjoy a lucky dip offer on us


Meet The Makers – Weaving Fashion On The Loom

  • Free event:
  • 5 SEPT
Discover the fine art of loom weaving on an old fashion weaving loom

Meet the Makers – Artist Anastasia La Fey

  • Free event:
  • 4 SEPT
Anastasia La Fey is an artist/ maker working in the realms of textile artistry, inhabitable sculptures, textile-centric assemblages, installations and collaborative multi-disciplinary works

Meet the Makers – Florist Gina Lasker

  • Free event:
  • 31 AUG
Founded by Gina Lasker, Georgie Boy is a Floral studio specialising in events and productions of all kinds

Meet the Makers – Jade Sarita Arnott from Arnsdorf

  • Free event:
  • 29 AUG
Join Arnsdorf founder, Creative Director and Designer, Jade Sarita Arnott for an intimate and open conversation

Meet the Makers – Knitting Studio with Chloe Mottau

  • Talk:
  • 30 AUG
Chloe Mottau, an emerging Fashion and Textiles Designer featuring in Town Hall Runway 6, invites you to her world of handmade fabrications

Meet the Makers – Metro Tunnel Creative Program

  • Free event:
  • 3 SEPT
Meet the people behind a program of creative works that contribute offsetting the disruption across the Metro Tunnel Project

Meet the Makers – VOVO The Label

  • Free event:
  • 2 SEPT
Meet and greet the designers and makers behind the Made to Order, Melbourne based label, VOVO

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