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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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It really makes us tourists appreciate what australians did in the war , and it helps inform. You can see a really nice view of the city too.

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It really makes us tourists appreciate what australians did in the war , and it helps inform. You can see a really nice view of the city too.

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Climbed to the top and took some great pictures of tge Melbourne skyline from here. This is a great picnic spot along the steps on all sides, so if you're out for a bit of sun, would definitely recommend this place.

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We spent a few hours here but honestly you could probably spend half a day There is so much to see and learn The gift shop is excellent The surrounding grounds and gardens are beautiful and you could spend some time having a picnic and just taking in the atmosphere of the place Just across the road from the Botanical... More 

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Please make sure you have a couple of hours available to see the museum. A well put together collection outlining Australia's military involvement over the years.

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Very well set up and displays informative. If you have time do the guided tour. Found the tour guide very informative. And this is all free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go here , put your kids in place and show some respect . It is not a theme park it is a shrine to those who died and also a lesson for the future that we should avoid war where ever possible. Story's told will make any thinking individual stop and consider, a somber but worthwhile place to... More 

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Been here 7 years ago, until today is still well kept. The view to CBD is still great without any obstruction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

walking around shrine of remembrance is a good thing to do anytime of the day when you have nothing much to do, not far from the city and it's beautifully build, walking around chilling while remember the contributions of army

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Shrine is a very humbling memorial and tribute to all those that have fallen in times of war. It is a very touching experience, and wonderful to see how proud everyone is of the Shrine and thr memorials therin. And so they should be, it is a very fitting trubute. The staff were very informative and made our visit... More 

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We were accidentally fortunate as we arrived at this imposing structure to find a monthly memorial service was about start. I was totally unaware that this took place. It was a 15 minute memorial service highlighting our fallen and recounting details of battles that took place during the month in which it is held. i.e. we were there in September... More 

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