Talks & Events

  • Planned Maintenance Day - Galleries Closed

    Monday 26 February, 10:00am

    The Galleries are closed for essential maintenance work. Please note that the Shrine Visitor Centre, the Sanctuary and the Crypt remain accessible to all visitors.

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    The planned works will effect various areas and activities as follows;

    Sanctuary
    The Sanctuary will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours. Access is via the North Door or for those requiring DDA access only (wheelchairs, frame walkers etc.) escorted access between the Visitors Centre – Galleries – Sanctuary lift only.

    Crypt
    The Crypt will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours. Access is from the Sanctuary via the stairs or for those requiring DDA access only (wheelchairs, frame walkers etc.) escorted access via the Sanctuary – Galleries lift only.

    Visitors Centre
    The Visitors Centre and Retail Shop will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours.

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  • No Front Line

    Wednesday 28 February, 6:00pm

    Join Chris Masters as he goes to the heart of some of the fiercest combat in Afghanistan with the Special Forces. Following a ten-year investigation, Chris gives a voice to Australia’s most highly trained soldiers and examines what it is like to be a member of this country’s elite fighting forces.

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  • ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 sharing victoria's stories

    ANZAC Nurse at Villers-Bretonneux

    Thursday 8 March, 12:00pm

    Sister Florence James-Wallace was stationed at Villers-Bretonneux during the early stages of the 1918 German offensive. She described it as resembling 'Dante's Inferno'. The hospital overflowed with badly wounded men and hundreds more lay in the streets on stretchers needing her nursing skills. This is her story.

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  • Autumn Gardens Tour

    Saturday 24 March, 10:30am

    As the leaves start to turn, explore the Shrine on this special guided tour. Uncover the creative vision and symbology behind the beautiful flora. The sprawling gardens provide respite from the bustle of Melbourne and are a sacred pilgrimage site to remember those who have served our nation in peacekeeping and war. Tour concludes with a tea and scones in the Visitor Centre.

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  • ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 sharing victoria's stories

    Stealth Raiders

    Thursday 5 April, 12:00pm

     In 1918 a few daring low ranking Australian infantrymen, alone among all the armies on the Western Front, initiated stealth raids without orders. Join Lucas Jordan as he examines this distinct but neglected group who killed Germans, captured prisoners and advanced the line, sometimes thousands of yards and almost always without command on either side knowing.

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  • ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 sharing victoria's stories

    Australians and Villers-Bretonneux

    Wednesday 18 April, 12:00pm

    The immense German onslaught in March 1918 caused Britain’s gravest crisis of the war. The culmination of the Australians’ vital contribution in this climax of conflict was the stunning counter attack at Villers-Bretonneux. Join historian Ross McMullin as he illuminates what occurred.

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