Melbourne Shrine of Rememberance

Visit the Shrine of Remembrance…

The Shrine or Remembrance is Victoria’s memorial to the men and women who have served Australia in armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations throughout Australia’s history.

Designed by architects who were both World War 1 veterans the Shrine of Remembrance is one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. Enter the Shrine to experience the quiet solitude of the Sanctuary where hundreds of thousands of people pay their respects each year.

Surrounded by the Shrine Reserve, the Shrine of Remembrance is elevated, overlooking the city within 13 hectares of beautiful parkland. Enjoy stunning views of the Reserve and many of Melbourne’s landmarks from the balcony of the Shrine.

The Shrine is a Melbourne icon and an especially poignant location to commemorate Anzac Day, when a dawn service and wreath-laying ceremony are held. It is one of the largest war memorials in Australia and well worth allocating a few hours of your time.

There is plenty to do at the Shrine, you can keep busy with the exhibitions and events or just wander the gardens and enjoy the respectful quiet. Check out some of these top picks:

  • The Shrine of Remembrance hosts a full program of permanent and temporary exhibitions that focus on telling the stories of the service and sacrifice of all Australian’s during wartime and peacekeeping
  • Check out the latest talks and lectures presented by the Shrine of Remembrance
  • Participate in a Remembrance Ceremony featuring the Ray of Light re-enactment, conducted every half an hour from 10.30am
  • Join a family tour, designed for children aged 6 – 12years which runs for about 45 minutes to learn about animal service and mascots of both the Anzac and allied forces
  • Explore the monuments and memorials throughout the Reserve
  • Take part in a free guided tour of the Shrine and Shrine Reserve, these take place daily from the visitor centre at 11am and 2pm.

The Shrine of Remembrance is open from 10am til 5pm daily, only closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission is free, however the Shrine welcomes donations. The Shrine welcomes all visitors to enjoy their visit to the memorial and respects the cultural diversity of these visitors. They do ask however that the behaviour of visitors whilst at the Shrine remains respectful to the nature of the Shrine as a sacred place for commemoration.

The Shrine of Remembrance is located on Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road. It can be reached by a pleasant 10 minute walk from your Punthill Inner City Apartment.