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Create history every day this Autumn and discover the rare trades and forgotten crafts from the exciting period of the Victorian gold rush.

Sovereign Hill is currently open daily 10am - 5pm. All Annual Pass holders and visitors must prebook a ticket online.

Sovereign Hill






Child (5-15 years) Children under 5 years are free


Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)


Single Parent Family (1 Adult and up to 3 Children)     


Much loved activities such as the troopers and redcoats, panning for gold in the diggings, and coach rides, will all be available, but with some changes. The streets will be brought to life with characters in costume. Some experiences will not be available due to government restrictions, please check our program modifications here.

Click here to keep up to date with our current and upcoming programs, events and activities.

As with everything right now, things are a little different. But don't worry, we've got this. Our number one priority is the safety of our staff and visitors

  • View our FAQs
  • View our Safety Protocols
  • Face masks:

    In line with government requirements, visitors are required to carry a face mask at all times. Face masks should be worn where visitors are unable to maintain 1.5m distance from others.
    All visitors will be required to wear a face mask during certain components of the quartz mine tour and AURA Show or while dressing for a costume photo in the Red Hill Photographic Rooms.

To ensure Sovereign Hill is safe and secure, on-site payments will preferably be conducted via contactless bank card, sanitisation stations and clear social distancing signage will be active throughout the site. staff, volunteers and visitors will be asked COVID-19 screening questions ahead of entry. 

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