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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, where...

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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An Emotinal and Informative Experience

If visiting Melbourne I would put this on the list of things to do. I found it to be a very emotional and informative experience. It delves into the life of Aussie Diggers and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stop by if you are planning to go to the royal botanical gardens. It is a nice memorial with a little museum. I would not head here unless you were also planning to go to the gardens. There is easy access from the tram.

Thank CFT99
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If visiting Melbourne I would put this on the list of things to do. I found it to be a very emotional and informative experience. It delves into the life of Aussie Diggers and those that gave their lives in War so the rest of us can live our lives today.

Thank Shane B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a wonderful historic spot to visit. Very interesting to walk around and ready about the allied support between Australia and England during this world crisis.

Thank PatMac1988
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Shrine offers an interesting display of Australian memorabilia of all the Wars. The upper level offers a wonderful view of Melbourne.

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take a nice afternoon stroll around the park and end up here. The memorial has lots of info and relics for the history buffs. Climbing to the top and get and aerial view of the city was a highlight. Only need a couple hours here max!

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been often but my wife never had. Took her and showed her the building ,the history, the new annex she was amazed a place to visit and feel the history involved

Thank Wazza2014
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very easy place to visit it, just closer to all sort of transport and a must to see if you are coming to our great Melbourne city, as well, It is located pretty much in the hart of the city in St Kilda rd, Melbourne. and after you viewed all the great sections of the location, you can relax around... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its unique. Must watch in Melbourne, and its free! 2h is enough. Its dedicated to ANZACs. Very informative.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing experience for all ages. Fantastic displays and historical information bring to life what Australian Men, Women and Animals endured for our freedom. Quite emotional too when the stories you read are about real people. Highly recommend.

Thank Bluebelle14
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance is an incredible tribute, as much to those who built it as to those who served in war defending Australia's interests. The Shrine Guardians are very knowledgeable group who are only too willing to share facts, trivia and stories with the public. After many years of marching past on Anzac Day it was great to... More 

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