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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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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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The Shrine of Remembrance is worth a visit when in Melbourne. Easy to get parking nearby or use public transport (the hop on/off stops there). It is a wonderful memorial to our... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shrine of Remembrance is worth a visit when in Melbourne. Easy to get parking nearby or use public transport (the hop on/off stops there). It is a wonderful memorial to our armed forces and is a moving experience. The guides are knowledgable and the building is beautiful. Great views of the city from the roof area and also our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son took us here after we arrived on an early morning flight Views over city magnificent especially if the hot air balloons are in the sky Building and monument magnificent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, good knowledgeable guides. The Reveille was very poignant and very well done, beautiful inside. Refreshments are best sought at the Botanical Garden as the place opposite very expensive and huge queues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a really well kept building with guides to help you. Go up on the roof and look down to the gardens - one in the shape of a red cross - very moving. Were there at 11.00am when last post is sounded and light travels over the comemerative stone in the centre of the floor. Maybe more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the shrine with Visitors -Great views back towards the city ade for great photos as did the Building which is huge -Flame on right side as you walk up-follow the path and there is a nice walk and great cafes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a short time to visit in the park, decided to visit the Shrine of Remembrance. We were only there 10 minutes before we started commenting that we wished we had more time. From the flags, to the medals, to the books of names, to the flowers....Would love to return to have a guided tour.

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Striking monument which also houses very detailed and well thought out displays- I would plan to spend a couple of hours here if you're interested in military history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a superb location for a brief stop over if you like war history. The museum under the shrine is sensational. It gives you a fine idea of the "Aussi spirit" during war time and how we interacted with the world at this time. The Shrine is directly opposite the stunning and free Botanical Gardens which has a wonderful... More 

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The shrine is located on St. kilda Rd south bank. If you look south on Swanston you can see the shrine. The hop on hop off stops at the shrine. A beautiful building of remembrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This imposing memorial to the men and women of Australia's armed forces stands on a hill overlooking the Melbourne city skyline. A recent rebuilding program has added a huge underground exhibition space which contains detailed histories of Australia's involvement in international conflicts, ranging from the First and Second World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam, and to the more recent (and still... More 

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