The Shrine of Remembrance is one of Melbourne’s most important and meaningful landmarks, honouring the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in armed combat and peacekeeping operations. Dedicated in 1934 to commemorate First World War veterans, the Shrine of Remembrance is a place for sharing and preserving important stories about war, peace, service and lessons learnt. 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.
Shrine Tours run from the visitor centre daily at 11am and 12.45pm, and Services of Remembrance are held every half-hour beginning at 10.30am. During the service, a ray of light illuminates the word ‘love’ on the Stone of Remembrance embedded below the Sanctuary’s marble floor. The Sanctuary was specially designed so that a ray of sunlight would strike the word ‘love’ at 11am on 11 November to commemorate the Armistice that ended the First World War.
Visit the Galleries of Remembrance with special exhibitions and displays illustrating the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from pre-Federation to the present day.
Other famous features of the Shrine include the Eternal Flame on the Forecourt and The Man with the Donkey bronze sculpture. Surrounded by 13 hectares of landscaped parkland in Kings Domain, the Shrine provides magnificent, panoramic views of the city.
St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 9661 8100
Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Public Holidays: 10am – 5pm
* Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
* Shrine Tours: 11am and 12.45pm daily
* Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance is 4.30pm
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria