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 featuring over 800 artworks, historical artefacts and personal effects. 

  • Opening Hours

    Please note the Shrine is currently closed in response to Health Authority directives relating to the COVID-19 virus. Please check the Shrine Facebook Page for updates.

    Open 10am – 5pm daily
    Last entry 4.30pm
    Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

    Reception phone 03 9661 8100 staffed daily 9am-5pm

    Planned Maintenance Days

    In 2020, the Galleries will be closed for scheduled maintainence on Tuesday 11 February, Tuesday 7 April and Tuesday 13 October.

  • Admission

    There is no entry fee, and no tickets or bookings are required. Donations are appropriate and appreciated.

  • 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 75-minute walking tours depart from the Visitor Centre at 11am and 12.45pm.

    Book a tour online or from the Information Desk on the day.

    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 Shrine of Remembrance
    • Due to the Metro Tunnel Project, buses are replacing trams on St Kilda road for the period Monday 14 October to Sunday 27 October 2019. Tram Stop 19 is Shrine of Remembrance.
      Routes 3, 3a, 5, 16, 64 and 67: buses between Stop 19 and Stop 25 Commercial Road
      Route 6 : buses between Stop 19 and Stop 53 Glen Iris terminus
      Route 72: buses between Stop 19 and Stop 26 Alfred Hospital
    • Outside of the period outline above, buses are being re-routed throughout the Metro Tunnel Project period and there are currently no bus routes passing close to the Shrine.
    • Nearest car parking is on Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road (ticketing applies)
    • Designated coach parking bays are located on the Shrine side of Birdwood Avenue
    • Designated Disabled Access bays are opposite the Shrine on both sides of Birdwood Avenue





Visitor Services

  • Visitor Services Officers and Volunteers will assist you
  • A four-minute introduction film plays in the Visitor Centre
  • Services of Remembrance (featuring the Ray of Light) are held every half hour starting at 10.30am in the Sanctuary
  • Discover family war records in the Galleries research hub
  • The Shrine Shop is located in the Visitor Centre
  • Toilets and baby change facilities are provided


  •  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.