Visit the Shrine of Remembrance

Built in 1934, the Shrine is the Victorian state memorial to Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations. Enter the Classical interior and discover the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary. View breathtaking vistas of Melbourne from the Balcony. Explore the Galleries of Remembrance featuring over 800 artworks, historical artefacts and personal effects. 

  • Opening Hours

    Open 10am – 5pm daily
    Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
    Last entry to Galleries and Balcony is 4.30pm

  • Admission

    Admission is FREE, however, the Shrine welcomes donations.

  • Map and Tours

    Take a guided tour, download a self-guided tour brochure (English and Chinese) or view our interactive map

Visitor Services

  • Volunteer Guides and Visitor Services Officers are available during opening hours to assist visitors.
  • Services of Remembrance (featuring the Ray of Light) are held every half hour starting at 10.30am in the Sanctuary.
  • Introductory audio visual showing in the Visitor Centre. 
  • Discover family war records in the Galleries research hub.
  • Toilets and souvenir shop in the Visitor Centre. 

Guided Tours

Depart 11am and 2pm daily from the Shrine Visitor Centre.

Group bookings can be made in advance.
Please call reception on 03 9661 8100.

For Education bookings call 03 9661 8139.

Location

Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road, 1.3km from Flinders Street Railway Station.

  • Take any southbound tram from Federation Square (except route number 1) to stop 19.
  • Melbourne Visitor Shuttle bus to stop 13.
  • Car parking on St Kilda Road and Birdwood Avenue (ticketing may apply). Coach and disabled parking bays are also available on Birdwood Avenue. View parking locations

Accessibility

  •  The Visitor Centre and the Education Centre are step-free. Wheelchairs are available for the duration of your visit (subject to availability).There are reserved wheelchair spaces in the Shrine Auditorium for those attending public programs.
  •  The Galleries, Crypt and Sanctuary are accessible by lift. The lift does not extent to the Balcony.
  • T Loop (telecoil) systems support the introductory film in the Visitor Centre and Galleries exhibits.