The Galleries of Remembrance are closed for maintenance on Wednesday 28 February. The Shrine’s commemorative spaces remain open for visitors.
Stories of service and sacrifice may cause distress.
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Plan your excursion

Everything you need to know about a school visit: bookings, do’s and don’ts, supervision and safety.  



We have expanded the tour capacity to accommodate a maximum of 150 students during specific timeslots. When you make a booking, you will be able to see the available sessions on your selected date.

To make a tentative booking for your preferred program, visit the Onsite School Programs page. Shrine Education staff will be in touch to confirm your booking.

If you are planning to bring more than 150 students across multiple dates please contact us at or call us on 03 9661 8139 to discuss

Do's and don'ts

  • Please arrive ten minutes prior to the designated start time of your tour.
  • DO wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor locations during the tour.
  • DO bring a hat. Students will be invited to remove sun hats in the Sanctuary as a mark of respect.
  • Bags should be left on the bus if possible as this saves time in cloaking them inside the building.
  • DO bring cut lunches and eat them on grassed areas, weather permitting.
  • No flash photography.
  • No using of pens or textas. Pencils are permitted.

Supervision and behaviour

We rely upon teachers and parent helpers to supervise students and to ensure appropriate standards of behaviour. These include:

  • walking
  • speaking quietly
  • listening to other speakers
  • refraining from touching displays
  • and being considerate of other visitors

Safety and venue information for schools

Please refer to our:

Shrine of Remembrance Venue and Safety Information for Schools 2023
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Public Liability Certificate of Currency 2023-24
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Child safety

Our policy is that all children visiting or engaging with the Shrine have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.

We create and maintain a child safe environment. The welfare of children is a priority and we have zero tolerance for child abuse.

For more information, contact Laura Carroll, Child Safe Officer:

Working with Children Policy

Working With Children Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registrations are a condition of employment for all Shrine staff.


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