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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
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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

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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A beautiful place, with medals, special ceremonies, a fantastic views over the city and helpful staff. Don't miss a visit to this memorial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful place, with medals, special ceremonies, a fantastic views over the city and helpful staff. Don't miss a visit to this memorial.

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We didn't do our research on this one. Expected a monument but it was significantly more. Rich with history and very well taken care of... the displays had a lot of thought and effort put into them. Very well done and worth seeing for history buffs or others. Films and reenactments kept attention of our young kids. Only one problem..... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a service person this should be on your bucket list. If you are not a service person equally this is a deep and meaningful place to remember those who died in conflicts overseas. Victoria is lucky to have such a Shrine, to visit and to take part in the ANZAC March and the Vietnam Veterans March is... More 

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The Shire is a short tram ride fron CBD. Easy walk on St Kilda Road from Federation Square. Very interesting and a peaceful spot for reflection. Also great spot for families on New Year's Eve (limited views but lovely). Climb the stairs to the top of the building for views of bay and city. Worth the effort.

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If you like history this is definitely something to see, they have built an amazing building worth the trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is one of iconic and historical places in Melbourne. A must visit for Melbourne visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Shrine is wheelchair accessible inside - there are lifts to all the floors - but no lift to the balcony on the outside. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try and come at the flag lowering (I think at 5pm everyday?) as it is a good tradition to observe. It is a beautiful building and serves its purpose of rememberance well for the fallen soldiers,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy level walk around the Shrine. Plenty to take in about our wonderful History. The shrine itself was just so moving, the history and the guides around the Shrine were all so friendly and willing to help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very touching. Australia has created a monument that really recognizes the sacrifice of many individuals in armed conflict all over the world. The building and grounds are beautiful.The view from the balcony of CBD is an additonal benefit. Well worth your time.

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