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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

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.

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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Excellent monument & grounds

A fantastic site set amongst lush gardens, very well maintained. A few school groups at the time of our visit however it is such a large structure the shrine, there's room for... read more

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A fantastic site set amongst lush gardens, very well maintained. A few school groups at the time of our visit however it is such a large structure the shrine, there's room for all. The Tourist shuttle bus stops at the gardens, stop #13, and the tourist bus tickets are only $10.00 for 48 hours so a visit to the shrine... More 

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Excellent visit for everyone. We went to see the Shrine of Remembrance, it is a must for all people to see.

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We weren't going to bother visiting it but very glad we did. Amazing structure and an amazing dedication to the fallen men of Australia and New Zealand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place to visit and very moving. You could spend hours there looking through all the exhibits in the crypt. Then there are the courtyards surrounding the shrine which are lovely. Well worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have seen my fair share of shrines and monuments but this one is really on the impressive side. The views out over Melbourne are fantastic, you really get a feel for the layout of the city and the lines and planning which has gone into making this a fantastic world class city. The hidden treat is the museum below,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Shrine of Remembrance. I went there to see the current exhibition in the visitors centre about Vietnam veterans called Behind the Wire. Great photos and really interesting stories, I bought the book of it so I can read them again. The Shrine is not only a beautiful structure with stunning parkland and memorials scattered throughout, it is... More 

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We visited the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on a sunny Sunday afternoon.the views are amazing. Unfortunately i may not be suitable if you can't use stairs. There's a lift up to the first terrace but not to the very top. Having said that if can get to the very top you will be able to appreciate this beautiful city.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this stop. Check out the memorial for the war donkeys! Very informative and great memorial for lives lost! Beautiful views of the city from top too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I went down stairs where you can ask the staff to find your relative's name if they were at gallipoli. We saw our Grand dads name, he was 17yo. Very, very moving. I recommend you to go and do this if you had a family member there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Shrine is one of my go to places when showing people around Melbourne. Pay your respects to those who served this country whilst being close to the cbd and St kilda at no cost. Easily accessible from flinders station via tram or walk.

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