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Shrine Of Remembrance

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Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark, where Victorians have been coming since 1934 to honour the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping.

Enter the Shrine and experience the quiet solitude of the Sanctuary where hundreds of thousands pay their respects each year. All visitors are invited to participate in a Remembrance Ceremony featuring the Ray of Light re-enactment, conducted every half an hour from 10.30am.

Surrounded by the Shrine Reserve, the Shrine is elevated, overlooking the city of Melbourne within 13 hectares of beautiful parkland. Enjoy stunning views of the Reserve and many of Melbourne's landmarks from the balcony of the Shrine.

Explore the monuments and memorials throughout the Reserve, including the Legacy Garden of Appreciation and the Gallipoli Memorial, as well as the many remembrance trees dedicated to Victorian service units from the First World War onwards. Contemplate the Eternal Flame in the Second World War Forecourt, symbolising eternal life for those who have served.

The Shrine's extensive permanent and temporary exhibition spaces illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations. The Galleries of Remembrance feature over 800 objects from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice.

Free guided tours of the Shrine and Shrine Reserve take place daily, departing from the Visitor Centre at 11am and 2pm.

The Galleries of Remembrance are open daily.

Please visit the website to find out about the latest talks and events.

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This is a free attraction

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Melway Map Reference 2F J/12

  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Guide
  • Interactive centre
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area
  • Visitor information centre
Opening hours:

Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance is 4.30pm

  • Monday to Sunday
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Museums Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
Disabled access:
Disabled Access via Visitor Centre