The Galleries of Remembrance are closed for maintenance on Wednesday 28 February. The Shrine’s commemorative spaces remain open for visitors.
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Shrine tours

Explore the rich history of the Shrine of Remembrance with one of our guided tours. While entry to the Shrine is free, tours enhance your visit by delving into captivating stories and insights, led by one of our knowledgeable guides. Immerse yourself in a deeper understanding of this iconic landmark. See the various tours available below.

Daily Guided Shrine Tours

Dive deeper into the Shrine by joining a 45-minute tour led by an expert guide. You'll discover the fascinating history of this monument, born out of grief after the First World War. It now serves as a place of remembrance for Australian service and sacrifice in all wars since. Learn about our commemorative spaces, special exhibitions, and the personal stories that make the Shrine a living monument.

Tour departs daily at:

  • 10am
  • 11am
  • 1pm
  • 2pm
  • 3pm
  • 4pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

  • Adult: $20*
  • Concession: $15
  • Child: $10

Book a tour

*Veterans and serving members of the Australian and New Zealand defence force may join Shrine Tours for free. Bookings are required. A valid Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Gold Card/White Card or New Zealand equivalent must be presented.

Concession ticket prices are available to Australian and New Zealand pensioner card, healthcare card, carer card, full time student card and seniors card holders.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years.

We support the Australian Companion Card initiative and allow free access to carers actively engaged in providing assistance support to fee-paying patrons requiring assistance.

Accessibility: This tour requires the ability to climb multiple flights of stairs.

Domain Discovery: Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens Tour

Shrine Reserve and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Explore more of Melbourne’s beautiful Domain Precinct on a Shrine of Remembrance tour followed by a ride on The Explorer bus through the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to The Terrace for morning tea.

Discover the fascinating history of the Shrine, built in honour of the brave individuals who served in the First World War, now serving as a place of remembrance for all wars since. Hear the stories behind this iconic memorial, from its architectural marvels to its contemplative spaces and exhibits on those who served our nation.

You’ll then be guided to an open-air electric bus where you’ll enjoy live commentary as you travel through the beautiful inner-city oasis of Melbourne Gardens. Admire rolling lawns and the stunning living collections on your way to The Terrace for your morning tea.

10am. Duration: 90 mins

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 15 February
  • Thursday 7 & 21 March
  • Thursday 4 & 18 April
  • Thursday 2 & 16 May

Ticket prices:

  • $60 Adult
  • $52 Conc.
  • $45 Child

Bookings essential

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Tours for community groups

Eligible community groups may book a 45-minute highlights tour of the Shrine accompanied by a Shrine volunteer guide.

To be eligible, community groups must be not-for-profit organisations that directly support either the service community, adult education, youth or health care. Social clubs are not eligible community groups.

Community Group Tour Times:

  • 10:15 am
  • 12 noon
  • 2 pm
  • 3 pm

Bookings are essential. Contact reception for group bookings:

Tour reviews

2019 TripAdvisor 'Excellent experience with a knowledgeable, captivating guide':

Our experience at the Shrine of Remembrance was exceptional, from the contact we received from Janelle, Visitor Services Manager, regarding our booking, the welcome we received from Rebecca, Duty Manager, and the guided tour we experienced from Karl. Karl was extremely knowledgeable on Australian and Victorian war history and was able to provide information and insights on a very sombre topic in a respectful and entertaining manner. We would highly recommend the tour to anyone.

2019 TripAdvisor 'So much to take in one visit':

Booked a guided tour of the Shrine as my husband and I have never been before. We were met by our very knowledgeable guide Karl and over the next 75 minutes was given a very informative tour of the Shrine. One of the highlights for me was the commemorative stone where we watched the ray of light move across while listening to the last post it was very moving. We will have to go back again to really spend time visiting the different displays, the tour gave us an excellent overall view of the Shrine we were so impressed and will spend more time when we return, book a tour first then spend some time in and around the Shrine.

2019 TripAdvisor 'Remember the Past':

The Shrine of Remembrance was built to honor the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. It is one of the largest war memorials in Australia. We remember the past and honor the sacrifice of our soldiers...We recommended this tour.

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