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Shrine of Remembrance Tour

Discover the moving stories and ANZAC values of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance War Memorial.
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Understand the stories behind one of Melbourne’s most iconic building
Gallery of Medals, a display of 4,000 service medal
Knowledgeable and friendly guides
See stunning views of the memorial gardens, the City of Melbourne and surrounds from the Balcony
Discover the history of Australia’s military
Small tour groups

What you need to know

Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance is an iconic monument paying tribute to the soldiers who served in the military on behalf of Australia. The shrine is a place where families come to grieve the fallen and continue to honour the military community. Join a walking tour of the elaborate monument and unearth the moving stories and values that honour the ANZAC's of the past and present.

The Shrine of Remembrance tour runs for 45 minutes at 11am and 1pm. Delve deep into Victoria's history during this insightful tour.

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  • Shrine of Remembrance tour
  • Friendly and informative guide


  • Learn about the distinctive architectural features, statues, poignant inscriptions and building design from the Western steps
  • Discover the history surrounding the Southern steps of the Shrine, uncovering the significance of this vantage point often overlooked by casual visitors to the Shrine
  • The SS Devanha Lifeboat, a spectacular piece of history. The Devanha Lifeboat carried soldiers of the 12th Battalion and the 3rd Field Ambulances into Anzac Cove on the morning of 25 April 1915
  • Visit the Shrine's Crypt to understand more about the many years of history encapsulated in this small space
  • The Ambulatory, around the sanctuary are forty-two bronze caskets which hold the Books or Remembrance containing 89,100 names of all Victorians who served overseas during the First World War


  • This tour runs daily at 11am and 1pm
  • Tours do not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Day or ANZAC Day


  • 45 minutes


  • Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Vic 3141

Additional Information

  • Participants must have the ability to climb stairs
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is not recommended for children under 6 years old. Children under 6 years old can participate free of charge
  • Tours will continue to operate in wet weather however, the tour route may be modified

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Important notice

Confirmation in the form of an e-voucher will be sent to your email at the time of purchase. Although we do our best to deliver it instantly, occasionally, this may take up to 6 hours for the e-voucher to be delivered. For any queries, please get in touch with us . We're always happy to help.