Shrine of Remembrance – David Hodgett
Shrine of Remembrance

The $45 million redevelopment of Victoria’s most significant war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance has won numerous design and architectural awards. Complementing the original 1920’s design, the project featured new exhibition and educational spaces, the extension of the under croft area of the Shrine and construction of two new courtyards. It was completed ahead of schedule and in time for the ANZAC centenary in April 2015.

Project highlights

  • The centrepiece of the project, the Galleries of Remembrance commemorating the centenary of the commencement of World War I.
  • Creation of a digital Roll of Honour for Victorians who enlisted in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
  • Display area for lifeboat used in the Gallipoli landings, on long term loan from the Australian War Memorial.
  • A new lecture theatre and expanded educational facilities to cater for over 50,000 students annually to help them engage with and learn about our service men and women.
  • Over 1 million people are expected to visit the Shrine annually by 2020.


Out and about with Hodgey