Important Updates


Come and witness the splendour of spring while our gardens are at their botanical best and bursting with colour. Take a leisurely wander around acres of green space, relish a picnic lunch under a centuries-old tree, or bring the kids along to explore the Gruffalo Spotter 2 Trail with new interactivity.

As we re-open our gardens, the safety of our visitors and staff remain our top priority.  Please note the following protective measures and conditions of entry will apply to all visitors and staff. 

Updated conditions of Entry:
– Must not enter if experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath)
– Visitors over 12 years old must wear a face mask if indoors or if unable to socially distance
– You must register your details with us upon entering the gardens by scanning the QR code
– Observe personal health and hygiene measures, as well as safe social distancing signage and contactless transactions
– Please note that areas may be partially closed off to implement safety protocols, including the Gatehouse Tea Rooms at Rippon Lea Estate 
– Please note due to restrictions Rippon Lea Estate has a capacity of 2000 people. If the capacity is reached you will not be able to enter. 

Please stay at home if any of the following apply:
– You are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath)
– You have been in close contact with a person who had tested positive for COVID-19
– You (or one of your close contacts) are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19 

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has prepared a COVID Safe Plan to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission occurring to stakeholders, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors. This plan is based on a review of risks to operations, both offices, gardens and spaces open to the public. View and download the document here.


We are thrilled to announce that the Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears Exhibition will open Thursday 3 December 2020, running until late May 2021. Ever-stylish sleuth, Miss Phryne Fisher, is ready to show off her dazzling wardrobe in one of Melbourne’s most resplendent settings. Timed tickets are now available to purchase, click here.

If you have previously purchased a ticket our team will be in contact. If you have any questions regarding your booking please contact