Fort Queenscliff

With over 150 years of Australia’s heritage on display, Fort Queenscliff is one of Victoria’s most important historic sites and one of the largest and best preserved forts in the Australia.

Fort Queenscliff dates back to 1860 when an open battery was constructed on Shortland’s Bluff to defend the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Surrounded by stunning views and underground magazines for you to explore, the Fort became the headquarters for an extensive chain of forts around Port Phillip Heads. Today, it is one of the largest and best-preserved forts in the country.

Take the family on a tour and enjoy the rare opportunity to see a 19th century Coastal Artillery Fort with a range of guns, underground magazines, heritage buildings, a working lighthouse and a Military Museum all contained within this large unique brick walled fort.

All tours are led by experienced guides organised by the The Fort Queenscliff Heritage Association in conjunction with the Army History Unit who manage the Military Museum in the Fort.

Some Important Info to note before your visit to Fort Queenscliff:

  • Access to the Fort is ONLY by Guided Tours
  • Printed ID Card with Photo is required for all adults (digital ID not accepted), also there are No Public Toilets at the Fort.
  • All people 16 & over must show the COVID Marshall evidence of full vaccination or exemption to join a tour.
  • Face Masks & QR code/manual sign-in are mandatory.

Daily Tours: Monday - Friday 11am (not inc Thu)

Saturday & Sunday Tours  are  at

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

Closed Public Holidays

Fort Tour Entry Fees:

Adults :  $18 ea, Concession :  $14 ea, Children : $8 ea.

Family Ticket :  $40  (2 Adults & their children)

Pre Booked Group Tours : $14 each

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

Defence Personnel with ID : free

Combined Fort Queenscliff & Geelong Gaol
Family Admission : $80 (save 20%)
Adult Admission : $30
(save $8)

To Book Tours, call Liz on 0458 551 709 or (03) 5258 1488  OR  email Liz at

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

Fort Queenscliff is located at 1 King St., Queenscliff, Victoria and is only a 30 minute drive from the heart of Geelong and us here at The Vue Apartments. Its the perfect base for all of your local adventures and we offer spacious, apartment style accommodation which is great for the whole family as a weekend getaway or during the school holidays!!

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