Strategies, policies and plans

Discover current Shrine strategies, plans and policies.

Shrine of Remembrance Act 1978

The Shrine of Remembrance Act 1978 is the State legislation that establishes the Shrine of Remembrance Trustees with the responsibility for the care, management, maintenance and preservation of the Shrine and its Reserve on behalf of the people of Victoria. 

Shrine of Remembrance regulations

The Regulations for the Care, Protection and Management of the Shrine of Remembrance Reserve in the City of Melbourne were approved by the Governor in Council on 26 September 1989 and apply to the Shrine and Shrine Reserve.

Corporate Strategic Plan 2019-2024

COVIDSafe Plan 2021

Disability Action Plan 2011-2014

Child Safe Policy Statement

All children visiting or engaging with the Shrine have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.

The Shrine is strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children on our site and through engagement in our outreach programs. We create and maintain a child-safe environment. The welfare of children is a priority and we have zero tolerance for child abuse.

The Shrine will take all necessary steps within its power to prevent and protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and cultural abuse and neglect. This includes protecting children from other children and visitors.

For more information about this policy, contact Shrine reception who will direct your enquiry

Wreath-laying and other services policy

The Shrine of Remembrance conducts more than 200 memorial services each year. Most services consist of a wreath laying ceremony in the ceremonial places of the Shrine or at a memorial plaque. This policy establishes the appropriate conduct for all memorial services within the Shrine Reserve. 

Memorial Trees and Tree Plaques policy 

The practise of planting trees on the Shrine Reserve to commemorate specific units began in 1934 with 114 trees commemorating Royal Australian Navy and Australian Imperial Force units.

Over time, more memorial trees and plaques were added to reflect Second World War and post-1945 service, and today the number of memorial trees and plaques has grown to over 320.

This policy establishes the principles for accepting, assessing, and approving applications to dedicate new memorial trees and plaques.

Reviewed 06 July 2021

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