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Australian Garden - Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Stage 2 of the Australian Garden is currently under construction and is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2012. Stage 1 of the Australian Garden is open to the public. More information on the Australian Garden Stage 2.

Open Hours

Cranbourne Gardens

Entry to the Gardens is free of charge.
9am – 5pm, daily
Christmas Day and
Days of Total Fire Ban*
*The bushland at Cranbourne is closed on days of total fire ban and on days of extreme fire danger, however the Australian Garden remains open on these days. 

Australian Garden

9am to 5pm, daily
Christmas Day

Activities and Events

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne hosts a range of activities and events throughout the year.
Activities, tours and talks
Throughout the year, RBG Cranbourne runs a range of programs, tours and talks. These include:
  • daily Australian Garden tours
  • seasonal school holiday programs
  • seasonal tours, talks and workshops
  • What’s on
To receive regular updates about our programs, events and tours, please submit your email or address details to visitor services. For further information call our friendly customer service staff on (03) 5990 2245.


The best way to travel to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is by car or private coach.
From Melbourne, drive down the Monash Freeway (M1) and then turn off at the South Gippsland Freeway (M420). Signs will be for Cranbourne and Phillip Island.
The next turn-off with signs to Cranbourne and Phillip Island takes you onto the South Gippsland Highway (still the M420). Take this exit and follow the South Gippsland Highway, through the town of Cranbourne.
On the southern side you will see signs pointing to the turn-off for the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and the Australian Garden. The turn-off is located approximately 500 m past the Cranbourne Racecourse.
This trip will take approximately 50 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.
Public Entrance:Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive Cranbourne
(off South Gippsland Highway)
Melway Ref: 133 K10
Postal address:1000 Ballarto Road Cranbourne VIC 3977 For further enquirers  phone (03) 5990 2200 or email visitor services.

* Information above was extracted from RBG web site.


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