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 throughout our nation’s history. Enter the building’s Classical interior and discover the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary. View breathtaking vistas of Melbourne from the Balcony. Immerse yourself in the real-life stories of Australians in global conflicts, with over 800 artworks, historical artefacts and personal effects featured in the Galleries of Remembrance. Special exhibitions and events are held throughout the year providing an ever changing experience.

The Shrine welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. We do ask that visitors behave in a manner that reflects the commemorative nature of the site, so that all who come here can enjoy their visit and pay their respects to those who have served.

  • Opening Hours

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

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

    Guided Tours

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

    Group Bookings can be made in advance. Please call 03 9661 8100.

    For Education bookings click here


  • Admission

    Admission is FREE, however, the Shrine welcomes donations.


  • Self Guided Tour and Map

    Download a self-guided tour brochure (English and Chinese) or explore our interactive map

Getting to the Shrine


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 route number 1. Disembark at tram stop 19 or the Domain Road interchange. If you are using the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle bus, disembark at Stop 13.

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.

  • Guided tours depart from the Visitor Centre at 11am and 2pm.



  • The Visitor Centre and the Education Centre are step-free and accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams from Birdwood Avenue. Wheelchairs are available for the duration of your visit (subject to availability).
  • 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.
  • There are reserved wheelchair spaces in the Shrine Auditorium for those attending public programs. Please advise your needs on booking.


Visitor Parking

The Shrine of Remembrance is surrounded by roads and it is generally fairly easy to find parking nearby. 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 on Birdwood Avenue. 

Visitor Services

Custodians and Volunteer Guides 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 every 15 minutes.
  • Extensive permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Galleries of Remembrance (last entry 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.
  • Toilets and souvenir shop access via Birdwood Avenue and the Visitor Centre entrance. Ambulant toilets and baby-change facilities are available in the Visitor Centre and the Education Centre.
  • There are several cafes nearby.