FORTRESS IS OPEN ALL PAX WEEKEND FOR WALK-INS

THURSDAY 5TH – SUNDAY 8TH OCT

BARS, DINING, ARCADE, BOARD GAMES & MORE
No reservations. Just walk-in to eat, drink & play! We’ve also got roaming entertainment, giveaways, discounts & more to celebrate Melbourne International Games Week.

PC GAMES, VIP BOOTHS & STREAMER PODS
Walk-in to play in the Telstra Lounge, streamer pods or bring your friends for console gaming in our VIP booths! No bookings required.

 

Thu 5: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Fri 6: 12:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Sat 7: 10:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Sun 8: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Mon 9: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Game Fast. Game Free.

Free PC gaming from Oct 2-9 supported by Telstra

No bookings required! Just walk-in and unlock 2hr PC sessions.
Game Fast. Game Free. will also be at SXSW at Fortress Sydney!

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Annual Fortress Gala

PAX Weekend’s biggest afterparty is SOLD OUT!

The rest of our venue will still be open until late if you were unable to secure Gala tix.
Though the Gala ends at 10pm, the party will kick on until late with DJs in the Arena! 

Just Dance in the Alienware Arena, and WIN!

Friday 6th October | 6pm – late

Walk-in to the Alienware Arena this Friday, choose a song from Just Dance 2023 and dance the night away with your mates to win prizes!
Free drinks and arcade cards are up for grabs  ✨ 

FAQ

We are open for walk-ins only every day of Melbourne International Games Week – and entry is completely FREE!

Since we aren’t taking bookings, just walk-in if you’re wanting to enjoy post-PAX drinks, dinner, PC Gaming, VIP Booths as well as everything else we offer!

WE’VE EXTENDED OUR OPENING HOURS:

Thursday 5 – 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday 6 – 12:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Saturday 7 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Sunday 8 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Monday 9 – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

All of our general offerings are still available during this time – from bars, dining, arcade, PC & board games to VIP Booths and Streamer Pods, just walk-in and talk to our lovely staff to eat, drink and play!

We’ve also got roaming entertainment, themed cocktails, extra pop-up bars, giveaways, discounts & more to celebrate Melbourne International Games Week.

Game Fast. Game Free – supported by Telstra
Find out how you can utilise free PC play all week here!

Yes! While the Gala is a strictly ticketed event, the rest of the venue will be open until late – including The Tavern for dining and drinks, the Telstra Lounge for Free PC gaming, and the arcade!

As the Gala and 3hr drinks package for ticket-holders concludes at 10pm, the party kicks on in The Alienware Arena for all – enjoy DJs until late!

For sure! However we have a minors policy in line with the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission which can be found here: https://www.fortress.games/minors/

You sure can cosplay and we encourage it!  However, please ensure your cosplay meets the requirements outlined in our guidelines, found here: https://www.fortress.games/cosplay-guidelines/

Yep, come find us at PAX within the Redbull booth! Purchase Fortress merch + new, exclusive items OR design, customise & heat press your OWN merch live! 👀

To get from the convention centre to Fortress, we recommend public transport or Uber directly to 23 Caledonian Lane, Melbourne. For more info on how to find us, click here!