Visit the Shrine of Remembrance

Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria's memorial to the men and women who have served Australia in armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations throughout our nation's history.

Melbourne's most iconic building, the Shrine draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, to remember, to contemplate, to admire or to visit as tourists. It is a place where all can come to learn about the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women.

The Shrine welcomes all visitors to enjoy their visit to the memorial and respects the cultural diversity of our visitors. We do ask that the behaviour of visitors whilst at the Shrine, remains respectful to the nature of the Shrine as a sacred place for commemoration.  

  • Opening Hours

    10am - 5pm daily, closed Good
    Friday and Christmas Day

    Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance and Balcony is 4.30pm

    Group Bookings

    For Group bookings call 03 9661 8100

    For Education bookings click here


  • Admission

    Admission is FREE, however, the Shrine welcomes donations.


  • Our Location

    Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Getting to the Shrine

The Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is located on Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road, 1.3km from Flinders Street Railway Station. It can be reached by a pleasant 10 minute walk or by any St Kilda road south bound tram except Number 1. Disembark at tram stop 18, 19 or Domain Road intersection. The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle also stops at the Shrine and the Royal Botanic Gardens, disembark at Stop 13. 

View map of the Shrine

The Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is located on the city side of the Shrine and can be easily accessed from Birdwood Avenue. Enter from the east via the Visitor Centre Courtyard or from the west via the Garden Courtyard.

Visitor Parking

The Shrine of Remembrance is surrounded by roads and generally, it is fairly easy to find parking close to the Shrine. Lots of 2, 3 and 4 hour parking is available. The City of Melbourne operates ticket machines and enforces parking restrictions in the area. Coach and Disabled parking bays are also available .

View parking locations

Visitor Services

Guided tours at 11am and 2pm daily, leaving from the Visitor Centre. 

  • Group tours can be booked in advance.
  • 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 every 15 minutes.
  • Extensive permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Galleries of Remembrance (free entry, last admission 4.30pm). 
  • Galleries of Remembrance Highlights tour app - free to download from iTunes.
  • Research hub located in the Galleries of Remembrance for researching war records.
  • Custodians and Volunteer Guides are available during opening hours to assist visitors.
  • Toilets and souvenir shop access via Birdwood Avenue and the Visitor Centre entrance.
  • There are several Cafes nearby.