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
    Last entry 4.30pm
    Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

    Planned Maintenance Days

    In 2019, the Galleries of Remembrance will be closed to the public on the following days:

    Monday 8 July
    Monday 21 October

  • Admission

    Admission is FREE, however, the Shrine welcomes donations.

  • Map

    Download our Visitor Map to assist with navigating your way around the Shrine.

    The Shrine Story, containing a quick history of the Shrine is also available for download (English and Chinese) along with an online interactive map

    Shrine Tours

    Daily 11am and 12.45pm
    Shrine Visitor Centre.

    Book a tour


    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
    • Bus route 605 from Gardenvale to Flagstaff stations via the CBD. Alight at Birdwood Avenue stop
    • Car parking on St Kilda Road and Birdwood Avenue (ticketing applies). Coach and disabled parking bays are also available on Birdwood Avenue.




Visitor Services

  • Volunteers and Visitor Services Officers are available during opening hours to assist visitors
  • Community group bookings available see here for details
  • 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


  •  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 extend to the Balcony.
  • T Loop (telecoil) systems support the introductory film in the Visitor Centre and Galleries exhibits.