Werribee Park Mansion

Werribee Park Mansion

Werribee Park Mansion


Werribee Park Mansion

Werribee Park

Visit Werribee Park Mansion and discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire. Construction of the large basalt and sandstone mansion was completed in 1877 for the Chirnside family who were originally from Scotland, and made their fortune from wool across the Western District of Victoria.

Werribee Park Mansion is one of the largest and most opulent properties in Victoria.

With 60 rooms across several wings, the mansion is in a Renaissance Revival style, with a symmetrical two storey central block, dominant tower, and a ground level arcade on three sides of the block.

The fine interior includes some original furniture set within a richly decorated entry hall containing a Minton encaustic tiled floor, niches, Corinthian pilasters, and free-standing columns leading to a grand staircase. The main reception rooms, library and dining room are all classically ornamented.

Despite the grandeur, expense, and status of the mansion, it remains a mystery as to who the designing architect was.

The mansion was converted into a seminary in the 1920s, and the entire estate was then purchased by the State Government in 1977.

You might recognise the striking exterior and opulent interiors of the Mansion as it has featured as a backdrop in some of Australia’s favourite film productions and television shows including Miss Fisher, Winchester, and Neighbours.

Hours of operation

Low season (2 April 2023 - 1 October 2023)

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (last entry 3.30 pm)
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

High season (2 October 2022 - 7 April 2024)

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

Entry fees

  • Adult $11.10
  • Child (4-15 years of age) $8.00
  • Concession $8.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) $34.80
  • Extra family child (4-15 years of age) $5.10

Entry to Werribee Park Gardens and Victoria State Rose Garden is free.


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Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Werribee Park Mansion (Werribee Park)

    Werribee Mansion, formal Gardens and Rose Garden CLOSED

    Due to a ticketed equestrian event, Melbourne International 3 day event being held at Werribee Park on Sunday 11 June 2023, the Werribee Mansion, Formal Gardens and Victoria State Rose Garden will be closed to the general public on Sunday 11th June, 2023. 
    Please anticipate congestion and traffic delays in the precinct. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Werribee Regional Park - No vehicle access & pedestrian bridge closed

    The Werribee Regional Park will have no vehicle access, until July 31, 2023.  This is due to construction of a recycled water pipeline by Greater Wester Water.
    Structural damage due to flooding has caused a full closure of the pedestrian bridge over the Werribee River.
    No pedestrian access to Werribee Park from Werribee Regional Park.
    Werribee Mansion and Victoria State Rose Garden remain open. Access via Gate 2, off K Road, Werribee South. 

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