Railway Roundabout Fountain

  • Approx. floor space
  • Capacity
    500 people
  • Ceiling height
    Very high (4m+)

Space overview

Designed in 1963 as a competition entry by three engineering students and restored in 2012, the roundabout was named "world roundabout of the year" in 2015 by the International Roundabout Appreciation Society who were impressed by the dedication & inventiveness taken to restore Hobart’s favourite roundabout.

Restorations included, modern hydraulic & electrical systems & now features night displays where spray patterns are back-lit by alternating coloured lighting. The Railway Roundabout Fountain and surrounding tiered garden remains an important green-space refuge for city goers and links pedestrians between significant city venues such as the Doone Kennedy Aquatic Centre, the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Quuen's Domain and Tennis Centre, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Domain House and the rose gardens, the Soldiers Memorial Ave and the University of Tasmania. This site provides the perfect location for light installations, writing workshops, pop up performance, visual art workshops, creative community projects and roving performances.

Please refer to our website for more information. Please contact us for information on fees, charges and bookings.

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Liverpool Street,
Hobart, 7000

License to sell alcohol may be required.

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus


Metered street parking and multi-story car parks nearby

Railway Roundabout Fountain


Liverpool Street
Hobart, 7000

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Pricing Terms

Usage and hire fees to be discussed with the contact person.
The fee to change the colour or other operation of the fountain lighting is $100 per application (commercial rate).