One of Victoria's most important heritage sites and one of the largest and best preserved forts in the country. 

Voted #1 on Trip Advisor for Queenscliff 2018, 2019, 2020

Voted #1 on Trip Advisor for what to do in Queenscliff 2018, 2019, 2020.......Nominated for Certificate of Excellence in 2019 Hall of Fame

Your Tour Summary:

Access to the Fort is ONLY by guided tours

Tour Duration: 1½ hours

Starts from:  Fort Gates at 1 King Street

         (cnr of King St. and Gellibrand St.)

Adults must have PRINTED PHOTO ID CARD

Arrive 10 minutes before tour start time

(see below for more details)

Current Limitations:

Tour Nos. limited to 30 during Covid. 

Booked Tickets have priority entry.

Email Bookings at 

[email protected]

Sign in using QR code or manually 

Masks must be carried at all times

No dressups until further notice

Also there are No Public Toilets at the Fort

Times & Pricing:

Thursday 1st April tours at 

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

Good Friday  

ANZAC DAY – Sunday April 25th

No Tours , BUT 11 am service in the Fort, maximum of 200.

Tours Reopening

Saturday 26th June 

School Holidays Times

Monday to Sunday

  10.50am for 11am Start

  1.35pm for 1.45pm Start

Saturday & Sunday Times are

   .  10:50am (for 11am start), 

   .    1:35pm (for 1.45pm start)

Closed Public Holidays 

Easter Monday

     11 am Tour Only (nos. limited)
Normal Weekend and Weekday resume for School Holidays

Note:  Until Further Notice

     Tours Cancelled

Tours cancelled until Covid restrictions are eased.

Enquiries to [email protected]

Weekday Booked Group Tours

(Contact Liz, see below)

Weekday Individual Tours – 

Call Geraldine 0410512472     

Mon, Tues Wed, Frid 11.00am 

(… weather permitting)

Weekday Individual Tours –  Call Geraldine 0410512472      Mon – Fri  11.00am  … (weather permitting, over 30 degrees cancelled)

Note:  Sunday 7th February 


$ 17 ea.
$ 12 ea.
Seniors & Student cards
$ 7.50 ea.
Under 15 years
Family ticket
$38 Family
2 adults & immediate family children under 15 years.
Booked Tours
@ 12 ea.
Only applies to Group Tours of 20 or more ... email Liz (see below)

Booked Tours by Arrangement

Contact Liz on (03) 5258 1488   OR   at   [email protected]

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 :

See below   or  Call Liz on (03) 5258 1488   or  Email  Liz at  [email protected]

For More Information :

Call Liz on (03) 5258 1488  or 
Email       [email protected]

Join a Tour

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.


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. 

Photos are allowed.

Tour Entry: The entry gates to Fort Queenscliff are located at 1 King Street, Queenscliff.  Photographic I.D. for all adults is required at the gate. Gates open 10 minutes before the tours start. No public toilets are located inside the Fort. 

(In some months there are additional tours according to peak tourist times)

You can Pay via  Visa, Mastercard or Cash


Pre booked Group tours are available most days upon request. Morning & afternoon tea facilities can be arranged for groups.