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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
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Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark...

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


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.

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 Gallipoli Memorial, as well as the many remembrance trees dedicated to Victorian service units from the Boer War onwards. The Eternal Flame on the Second World War Forecourt symbolises eternal life for those who have served.

The Ray of Light ceremony is central to the experience of the Shrine of Remembrance. A ray of natural sunlight passes through an aperture in the ceiling of the Sanctuary and falls onto the Stone of Remembrance over the word "love" at precisely 11.00 am on 11 November each year. This is the moment when the armistice was signed in 1918 marking the end of hostilities in the First World War. The ceremony is now reproduced every half hour using electric light to allow all visitors to the Shrine to experience it.

The Shrine also has an extensive permanent and temporary exhibition space. The Galleries of Remembrance is a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space beneath the Shrine. Over 850 objects illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice. A highlight of the exhibition is the SS Devanha lifeboat, a Gallipoli landing boat on loan from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The Devanha carried soldiers of the 12th Battalion and the 3rd Field Ambulance into Anzac Cove on the morning of 25 April 1915.

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The educational centre is outstanding covering all theatres of war involving Australia displays of uniforms, weapons, personal items, Gallipoli boat light show must not be... read more

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The educational centre is outstanding covering all theatres of war involving Australia displays of uniforms, weapons, personal items, Gallipoli boat light show must not be missed. I will be back 2 hrs not enough by far

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The total precinct of the Shrine is well worth the visit, apart from the emotional impact of the physical structure the surroundings are extremely beautiful, restful and peaceful, inviting reflection for those who have served their country as well as for those who paid the ultimate price. In part it can be confronting as well as informative, perhaps even enlightening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a nice walk we went up the stairs at the Shrine. It is not only beautiful at the outside, but the views are also magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you haven't visited the Shrine for a while,I recommend you do so,because the ARM renovation of the under croft and the displays are really high quality

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited The Shrine on Rememberence Day 11/11/2015. Really words cannot describe the feeling of being part of the Ceremony. School children were invited to lay wreaths and I saw this amazing one with knitted and crocheted red poppys some with black wool centres and others with a black button for the centre. I heard someone say the children had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful tribute to our fallen. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this is a tranquil place to remember those who fought and died to keep Australia free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely memorial for all those who died fighting for their country. Beautiful building in lovely grounds. Spoke to a member of staff who explained that it was to initially built to help families who had lost a member of their family and could not easily visit their graves which were perhaps in France or other far away countries. Excellent for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The shrine itself is a very well designed monument which lets you in rather than just observing from the outside and that improves the experience. He basement museum is excellent, I was particular impressed with he First World War display which really explains the course of the war, it's the first time I've really understood the course of the fighting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a moment and went there for this special building. The visitorscenter in the bottom part can easily be skipped if you aren't into Australian war history. But the top part is a special experience. The building is nice and the atmosphere is there. Remember though it is a war memorial so show respect, caps off and no V-signs and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth checking when your in the park anyway, and has a nice view over the city, but besides that there is not much to do.

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