The Galleries of Remembrance are closed for maintenance on Tuesday 18 June. The memorial remains open for visitors.
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Northern steps area of the Shrine

Plan your visit

Find us, discover what to see and do, book a tour and explore our programs.

Opening hours

Hours: 10am–5pm daily (last entry 4:30pm).

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and selected maintenance days.

Free admission

Admission to the Shrine is free and no tickets or bookings are required. Donations are appropriate and appreciated.

Guided tours

Daily 45-minute walking tours depart from the Visitor Centre hourly (except midday).

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

Getting here

We are located on Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road, 1.3km from Flinders Street Railway Station. You can walk or catch a tram from the city.

Take any southbound tram from Federation Square (except route number 1) to stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance.


  • The Visitor Centre and the Education Centre are step-free.
  • The Galleries, Crypt and Sanctuary are accessible by lift. The lift does not extend to the Balcony.
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan during your visit (subject to availability).


  • The nearest car parking is on Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road (ticketing required).
  • Designated coach parking bays are located on the Shrine side of Birdwood Avenue.
  • Disabled access bays are opposite the Shrine on both sides of Birdwood Avenue.

Visitor centre and shop

Your visit to the Shrine starts here. Be greeted by our staff, watch an introductory video, enjoy coffee and refreshments and shop for gifts and mementos.

Visitor map

Visitor maps are available upon arrival at the Shrine, or view a digital version.

Keeping COVIDSafe

Visit the coronavirus website for current health and safety advice.

Community groups

Approved Community Groups are welcome to book visits to the Shrine free of charge (gold coin donations are encouraged). Our volunteer guides will lead your group for a 45 minute highlights walk of the Shrine. Eligible community groups must be not-for-profit organisations that directly support either the Service community, adult education, youth clubs, or health care. Please note that social clubs do not qualify as Community Groups. We invite such groups to join the Shrine Tour or to conduct self-guided visits.

Contact Reception for community group bookings on 03 9661 8100 or email 

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