Visiting the Cottage


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

Google map

Melway map ref. 2L A1.



Sunday 2- 4pm (October-April), Australia Day, 26 January, and some special event days except...

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:

Cottage and Government House:

Available all year by appointment, including a visit to Government House.

Cottage - Monday to Friday

Government House - Monday and Thursday.

For bookings click here

Group tour Adult Concession Child/School Group
Both properties $18 $13 $10
Government House only $15 $12 $5
La Trobe’s Cottage only $15 $12 $5

  Individuals may also book a tour, at a small additional charge.


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 Stop 20 and walk across the park. You may also change to Tram No. 58 to Stop 22 on Domain Road, just after Dallas Brooks Drive.
Alternatively, take Tram No. 58 from William Street/Kings Way to Stop 22 on Domain Road.

From South Yarra Station: take Tram No. 58 to Stop 22 on Domain Road, just before Dallas Brooks Drive.

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle bus stops on Birdwood Avenue near the Shrine, just before La Trobe’s Cottage.  This is Stop 13 on the bus route.

La Trobe’s Cottage is located on the corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive.
Parking in neighbouring streets is free on Sundays.