Incinerator History Tours: Insights to the past of the Essendon Incinerator

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Incinerator Gallery

180 Holmes Road

Aberfeldie, VIC 3040


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Community, change and creativity

Recommended for adults

On this tour discover the unique story of the Incinerator Gallery buildings and its architectural, environmental and technological history. Regarded as a significant building by the National Trust the striking Essendon Incinerator, designed by the offices of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney, set new standards in Australia for municipal architecture and its integration into suburbia. Once a wetland by the Maribyrnong River, the Incinerator with its fascinating past is now the heart of Moonee Valley and a venue that provides the community with opportunities to engage with art, architecture and the environment.

Incinerator History Tours run from 11am to 12noon on the following days:

  • Tuesday, 18 February

  • Wednesday, 18 March

  • Thursday, 30 April

  • Friday, 22 May

  • Thursday, 25 June

  • Tuesday, 15 September

  • Friday, 30 October

  • Wednesday, 18 November

Free – bookings essential as group sizes limited

Incinerator History Tours are led by trained Volunteer Guides.

Community Group Tours

To request a community group booking for your members, contact Christine via email or call 03 9243 1740 with your preferred days and times.

Community Group Tours are delivered in English and may be available in Greek language.

Schools interested in Year level appropriate tours please click here.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This program has been designed for adults, so is not suitable for children to attend.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On site bike racks and car parking is provided. For public transport options see the PTV Journey planner.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact the Incinerator Gallery via email or phone 03 9243 1750.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no need to bring your ticket. We will have a list of people who have purchased tickets.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

That will be fine. In the case of their being any cancellations or changes to the program we will however, only contact the registered email address.

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Incinerator Gallery

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Aberfeldie, VIC 3040


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