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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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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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St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The shrine is a beautiful building surrounded by manicured lawns. There is an air of respect in the whole area. Nice to walk around and take photos.

Thank eugeni0gp
Reviewed yesterday

Do yourself a favour and visit Shrine of Remembrance. It's located on amazing park grounds and you can learn thing or two about Australian history then go for a walk and get fit at the same time. Very special for locals and your visit and...More

Thank Ms B
Reviewed yesterday

The Shrine of Remembrance is a wonderful tribute to those that served in wars and is a good place for reflection on these events.

Thank -Guzzis-are-ace-
Reviewed 2 days ago

Outside of the National War Memorial in Canberra, the SHRINE in Melbourne is a moving experience. From the building, the the grave of the Unknown Solider to the education experience offered, there is no other place in Melbourne that offers the most emotional and inspiring...More

Thank J F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Shrine is impressive but the exhibition beneath is outstanding. Well laid out and presented. Helpful staff.

Thank Hugh H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be blown away with the museum downstairs! We spend an hour looking at the war museum - it is very very good. Also at 11am they have the ceremony upstairs which was really worth watching. Definitely go - the grounds are amazing too!

Thank Ssmmiejay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a place everyone should visit. A lot of history .Very well maintained. Really enjoyed our visit with family and friends

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a stark reminder to all of us who cherish freedom &democracy. To give our deepest respect for those who gave and still to this day give there lives so we all can enjoy great Australian life. It's is a well concepted monument. Highly...More

Thank Mickolaj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The shrine is an amazing landmark walking distance or a short tram ride from the centre of the city. You can go inside where they have a moving ceremony every half hour. There is also a beautifully laid out museum under the shine which is...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Has been many years since I have visited the shrine. A wonderful memorial surrounded by beautiful green spaces. A fantastic oasis in the city where you can learn about the past in a wonderful setting

Thank KatielouAustralia
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Mohit T
What is the entry fee?
20 February 2017|
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Response from stingrayshez | Reviewed this property |
Yes which is great
Is the Shrine open on Public holidays? Specifically New Years Day? Thanks!
12 December 2016|
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Response from muraritodi | Reviewed this property |
They are normally open on all days except Christmas day.
Hi My name is Meir Brown and I from ISRAEL. At October 2017 it will be 100 year of ANZAC, in the Holy Land. I plan a walk maby of two days, the beging and the final route that the ANZAC figth and win the battle of BEER SHEVA. If this interest you please contact me. With pleasure and honour Meir Brown
10 July 2015|
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Response from greecefan57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry although been to Israel, it was only on a day visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem so don't know that area. However good luck with your walk.