The Shrine Tour is a small group, guided walking tour experience exploring Melbourne’s premier landmark.
The Shrine of Remembrance was Australia’s first national war memorial. Today, it remains an icon of cultural and heritage significance for all Australians. Built to honour the men and women who served in the First World War, this great monument recognises a century of service by Victorians and Australians in all conflicts from the 1850s to the present day.
The Shrine Tour offers visitors a multi-layered experience rich in meaning and symbology. Your professional tour guide will lead you on a personal journey of discovery as you explore the building’s classically inspired architecture. Experience the Ray of Light ceremony in the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary. View breath-taking vistas of Melbourne from the Balcony. And immerse yourself in the evocative stories of Victorians in the context of war in the Galleries of Remembrance.
Location: Visitor Centre
Tours run: Daily
Start times: 11am & 12.45pm
Duration: 75 minutes (1hr 15m)
First child $19.00
Second child and any additional children (maximum of nine) $15.00 (each)
Children six years old and under (FOC: but not recommended due to themes and content)
Defence Service Personnel
Serving and ex-service personnel are offered concessional pricing as follows:
A 50% discount is offered to those bearing a valid DVA Gold / White Card (or New Zealand equivalent)
A 50% discount is offered to Australian and New Zealand defence force personnel currently in active service
We support the Australian Companion Card initiative and allow FOC access to carers actively engaged in providing assistive support to fee-paying patrons requiring assistance.
Ticket collection point: Visitor Centre reception
Accessibility: This tour requires the ability to climb multiple flights of stairs. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years.
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