Visiting the Cottage


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Cnr. Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne (near the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine).

Google map

Melway map ref. 2L A1.



Sunday 1pm - 4pm (October to April - last guided tour 3.30pm).

The Cottage closes on days of extreme heat, and
on the Grand Prix weekend in March/April.

For information phone 03 9592 5616, or email

Admission: $5, Concession $4, Families $12

La Trobe Society, Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage & National Trust members free.


Group tours: 

Discover Melbourne’s rich heritage in the grand State Rooms of Government House in contrast with the simple yet elegant La Trobe’s Cottage.


Government House

Tours are available all year by appointment on the first Monday of the month, subject to the availability of Government House. The tours start at the Government House Gatehouse, Government House Drive, at (arrival by 10:45am).

For booking, click here

Note: As Government House is a working residence, tours may need to be rescheduled or cancelled. Full Names and Photo ID are required for entry.


La Trobe’s Cottage

Tours are available all year, Monday to Saturday.

For booking, click here


Group Tour Adult Concession NT Member Child
Government House $18 $13 $12 $10
La Trobe's Cottage $12 $10 $9 $5


La Trobes Cottage Garden Tours, click here



For visits to special events see Events


School Visits:

For school visits see Education


Venue Hire:

National Trust – Venue Hire

Explore the Cottage in 3 dimensions 

Clicking this image will take you to Google Street View. To move inside the Cottage, click on the arrow by your mouse when it is pointing in the direction you want to go. Drag your mouse across the picture to look around.



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Getting there:

From the City: take any tram along St Kilda Road (except Route 1) to Anzac Station, Stop 20, and walk across the park.

Alternatively, take Tram No. 58 from William Street/Kings Way to Anzac Station, Stop 20, and walk across the park.

From South Yarra Station: take Tram No. 58 to Anzac Station, Stop 20, and walk across the park.

Note also 605 bus service to Birdwood Avenue, stop Shrine.   Link

La Trobe’s Cottage is located on the corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive. This is close to the Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens.

Parking in neighbouring streets is free on Sundays.