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
Tour Nos. limited to 30 during Covid.
Booked Tickets have priority entry.
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
Thursday 1st April tours at
No Tours , BUT 11 am service in the Fort, maximum of 200.
June School Holidays
Monday to Sunday
10.50am for 11am Start
1.35pm for 1.45pm Start
Saturday & Sunday Tours are at :
Note: Until Further Notice
Weekday Booked Group Tours
(Contact Liz, see below)
Weekday Individual Tours – Call Geraldine 0410512472 Mon – Fri 11.00am … (weather permitting, over 30 degrees cancelled)
Note: Sunday 7th February
Adults$ 17 ea.Concession$ 12 ea.Seniors & Student cardsChildren$ 7.50 ea.Under 15 yearsFamily ticket$38 Family2 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
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.
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
DUE TO INFREQUENT INTERNET ISSUES OUR CARD SERVICE MAY NOT BE OPERATING, SO ON THESE OCCASSIONS CASH IS REQUIRED TO COVER THE ADMISSION COST.
Pre booked Group tours are available most days upon request. Morning & afternoon tea facilities can be arranged for groups.