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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

What a beautiful building/memorial and gorgeous surrounds. Australians do a marvelous job honouring their veterans. Easy way to spend and afternoon remembering loved ones and paying respects. Plus the gardens around are well worth the wander.

Thank Boswella
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Add this to your must do list. It's free. Nice gardens / surrounds / memorial. Great views of the city / lake / coast

Thank StanLee74
Reviewed 2 days ago

This had not been a part of itinerary, but so pleased we took the time to walk around the gardens and pay our respects to our fallen diggers. A magnificent and imposing shrine in the landscape of Melbourne City, you are just drawn to it,...More

Thank Bellee64
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice views of the city and the surrounding park. Definitely visit for a bit of history about Australia's wars!

Thank wklynagh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Melbourne, you know how to honour our service men. What an incredible memorial. Such a beautiful, respectful place. So thought provoking.

Thank Zeberdy2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

The shrine is a place to remember all those that fought and died in the wars around the world. The dawn service on Anzac Day is a special day and definately worth doing once.

Thank MamaMarnieMoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit! It is like the Washington DC of Melbourne! It's a good place to remember those who fought the war in WW1. Plus it's so photogenic on pictures.

Thank Desiree112013
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Shrine of Remembrance is situated in the Kings Domain on St Kilda Road, Melbourne. It was originally built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but now is a memorial to all Australians who have...More

Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Shrine represents so much, there is so much to see and learn inside the beautiful shrine. We went in a guided tour provided by the Shrine. Worth every cent.

Thank Genevieve R
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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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!
13 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.