Your Tour Summary:

Access to the Fort is ONLY by guided tours
Maximum of 35 walk ins per tour … so be early 

Tour Duration: 1½ hours
Starts from:  Fort Gates at 1 King Street
     (cnr of King St. and Gellibrand St.)
Please arrive 10 minutes before tour start time

..NB: Printed ID Card with Photo for all adults (digital ID is acceptable only for NSW, SA, QLD and VIC.

… NB: WA & TAS NOT ACCEPTED NO HARDCOPY LICENCES NO ACCESS.

.. NB: INTERNATIONAL VISITORS PLEASE BRING PASSPORT FOR ENTRY. NO ID NO ENTRY.

.. Gates locked promptly by Defence Security at 11am & 1.45 pm (please be early)

Current Limitations:

.. be prepared, there are No Public Toilets at the Fort

Times:

Good Friday  
     No Tours

ANZAC Day – Monday April 25th
     No Tours, 11 am service in the Fort

Easter Monday
    11 am Tour only …
(bookings only 0458 551 709)

Tours Reopening

Saturday 26th June 

Friday 23rd September tour 
.    10:50am (for 11am start),  
(subject to sufficient numbers)

No Tours this Sunday 27th November 2022

Tour Times
   10:50 am (for 11am start)
     1:35 pm (for 1.45pm start)

CLOSED AUSTRALIA DAY

Saturday & Sunday Tour times
   10:50 am (for 11am start)
     1:35 am (for 1:45pm start)
Closed Public Holidays

Sept School Holidays
Every day Monday to Sunday
(16th Sept – 1st Oct ’23)
  10:50 am (for 11am Start)
     1:35 pm (for 1:45pm Start)

AFL Weekend, tours Frid – Sun
(Walk ups accepted)

Tours are cancelled this weekend (8th and 9th October) due to a power outage

Fort Queenscliff Times Jan 2022:

Closed  Australia Day.

Times
17th Jan – 28th Jan 22
11am & 1pm only

Time change
29th Jan – 30th Jan 22
11am, & 1.45pm.

Fort Queenscliff Times Dec 2021:

18th – 19th December 11am & 1.45pm
20th – 24th December 11am & 1pm
Closed 28th December Public Holiday
29th – 31st December 11am, 1pm & 3pm
*** New Years day 3pm tour CANCELLED

TOURS THIS WEEKEND

11AM & 1.45PM

RESTRICTED DUE TO VIC GOVERMENT 

10 PERSONS ON EACH TOUR
CHILDREN EXEMPT FROM NUMBERS. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL AT

museum@fortqueensliff.com.au

Tours cancelled until weather conditions allow.

Enquiries to museum@fortqueenscliff.com.au

Tours cancelled this weekend (12th & 13th Feb) due to Power Outage

Enquiries to museum@fortqueenscliff.com.au

Weekday Booked Group Tours

(Contact Liz, see below)

Booked Group Tours
Available every day
(Contact Liz, see below)

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS EACH DAY
   10:50 am (for 11am start)
     1:35 pm (for 1.45pm start)
Closed EASTER MONDAY & ANZAC DAY

Weekday Tours
Operated by FQHM Tour Guides 

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
  10:50 am (for 11am Start)    

BOOKINGS ONLINE OR WALK UPS

Weekday Individual Tours 

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

11am tours Bookings online

Minimum 4 adults

Call to confirm 0458 551709

Weekday Individual Tours – Operated by FQHA Tour Guides    Mon, Wed & Fri 11.00am  … (weather permitting, 

WEEKEND TOURS SAT & SUN

  • 10:50am (for 11am start), 
  •   1:35pm (for 1.45pm start)
  •   Closed Public Holidays    

Weekday Individual Tours 
Operated by Fort Queenscliff Heritage Assoc.
Tours available depending on numbers   Mon, Wed, Frid  11.00am  … weather permitting.

Bookings online or 0458 551709

 

Weekday Individual Tours 
Operated independently from Fort Queenscliff Heritage Assoc.


Weekdays Tours currently not operating … until further notice

Fort Tour Pricing:

Fort Tour Tickets:

Adults :  $22 ea. 

Concession :  $16 ea.  Seniors & Student Cards

Children : $8.50 ea.            Under 15 years

Family Ticket :  $45      2 Adults & immediate family children under 15 years

Pre Booked Group Tours : $16 ea.

Only applies to Group Tours of 20 or more … email Liz (see below)

Defence Personnel with ID : free

Combined Ticket Fort & Geelong Gaol 
Family Admission : $80 (save 20%, enquire at gate)
Adult Admission : $30 (save $8)

… for Weekend & School Holidays Fort tours only.

Location of the Fort & the Gaol

The Fort is only 30 minutes drive from the Gaol.   Visitors have found a Fort tour in the morning followed by a Gaol tour in the afternoon works well. NB: No need to do both tours on the same day.

Walk up   OR 

Maximum of 35 per tour 

Booked Tours by Arrangement

Email Liz at museum@fortqueenscliff.com.au 
or  call on  (03) 5258 1488 
                or  0458551709 (bus. hrs only)

Professional Groups Filming

Any professional film crew who wish to film within the Fort require 1 months notice in writing, before permission is given.

(Please note that the office is unattended on the weekends, leave a message and Liz will get back to you asap)

Experience a walk through Victoria’s only Coastal Fortress and better understand our military history.

For More Information :

View our Fort Tours video above,
Goto Museum page & view Museum video,
See more information below, 
Email Liz at 
  museum@fortqueenscliff.com.au
      or call  (03) 5258 1488 
            or  0458551709 (bus. hrs only)

Tour Photos

More Details:

The Tour: Enjoy the rare opportunity to join a guided tour of a 19th Century Coastal Artillery Fort (operating as an Australian Army Base) with over 150 years of Australia’s heritage on display. You will see historic Fort features covering activities of an artillery garrison, and hear about an artillery soldier’s life between 1860 and 1946 as well as the activities of the Department of Defence to the current date.

In some months there are additional tours according to peak tourist times.  This Website will detail any changes.
Pre booked Group tours are available most days upon request. Morning & afternoon tea facilities can be arranged for groups.

 

Tour Involves: A tour of the Fort takes approx. 1 1/2 hours and includes a visit to the ammunition magazines buried under the cliffs of Shortland’s Bluff as well as to gun emplacements which reveal the gun crew’s amazing views of the RIP to protect Port Phillip from attack by enemy ships. 

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