Tours Closed: Covid-19.

The Fort Museum and Tours are currently closed until further notice in response to the Covid-19 restrictions required by the Victorian Government and Australian Defence. We intend to restart Tours as soon as we are authorised to re-commence.

Guided Tours (Are Cancelled Until Further Notice)

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 what to do in Queenscliff 2018, 2019 ............. Nominated for Certificate of Excellence on 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 Photograghic ID

Arrive 10 minutes before tour start time

(see below for more details)

Times & Pricing:

Weekdays :   11 am 

Weekends :   11 am ,  1.45 pm

School Holidays (not Xmas) :   11 am ,  1.45 pm

Xmas School Holiday :  11 am,  1 pm,  3 pm

$ 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.
Prior booking through Liz on (03) 5258 1488

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)

Roll up to the gate  OR  Book your school/group a guided tour  TO  Experience a walk through Australia’s living 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, and 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, American Express or Cash


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

Is the Fort ever closed?  Fort Queenscliff endeavors to provide tours every day, however the Fort maybe closed on some public holidays, which will be advertised on this site. In the interests of public safety, tours may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions (rare occurrences).