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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This place was great and has great views of the city. Probably the best views of the city. It is well worth the time.

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This place was great and has great views of the city. Probably the best views of the city. It is well worth the time.

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A bit away from the Melbourne CBD (and already outside the free tram circuit) but definitely a must go. It's free! It's really beautiful! Has history! And provides also a good look over Melbourne (we had never noticed the face in the building in the picture bellow.. but the distance allowed us to see it). My kind enjoyed more playing... More 

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We have been there on our Biketour with Freddies Bike tours. Was a great Building with an awesome look at Melbourne CBD.

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I visited the Shrine of Remembrance with the idea of learning about history and just checking out this beautiful structure and the scenery from the top of this building. What I did not expect was to end up crying after the first five minutes there. I was really touched by the events which happened in the past and the things... More 

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This is not what we expected at all. Most large memorial structures are just that; big monuments commemorating the soldiers who served and died. But this one, built by Australians who really go over-the-top on commemorating their armed services, includes a very large and expansive museum underneath. Lots of steps lead to the entrance, with a pyramid shaped internal room... More 

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The wonderfully moving and well presented museum area has many exhibits detailing various conflicts through to more recent UN peacekeeping

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had visited there with our friends in the afternoon. The place has beautiful garden and park surrounding it. There number of exhibits depicting various war heroes who fought in WW1 and WW2. The museum is good. The view from the shrine top is excellent. Its worth a visit.

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Dedicated to the ANZACS WW1/WW2 the shrine is beautiful with lots of great displays. Awesome view from the platform. Great Architecture throughout. If you go plan to spend most of the day to do it justice.

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Touching and historical, a must see landmark worth the time and effort. The Austrailians have a proud heritage

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During my recent trip to Australia, I found myself visiting many memorials to WWI/WWII. The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne is one that I will always remember. I only spent a few hours there- but could have spent the whole day. Very moving exhibits to those who served in all of Australia's foreign interventions (pre WWI through "enduring freedom (sorry... More 

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