Visitor FAQs

St Paul's Cathedral from Flinders Street Station

Helpful information to prepare for your visit to St Paul’s Cathedral. We look forward to welcoming you.

How much does it cost to enter?
There is no charge to enter the Cathedral for visiting or personal prayer, however we do encourage visitors to make a donation to help support the ongoing work and ministry.

Do I need to book?
Bookings are not required for general visiting. Occasional events and services taking place in the Cathedral require advance booking, further details can be found on our website here.

What Covid Safe Measures are in place?
In line with the ‘Living with Covid’ plan:

  • The Government advises that you consider wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet.
  • Adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
  • As a courtesy to others, please be mindful of personal space when in busy areas of the Cathedral and Shop

The Cathedral will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations for use by visitors and worshippers.

Where do I go when I arrive?
Entry to the Cathedral is via the Great West Doors on Flinders Street.

Can I take a tour of the Cathedral?
We look forward to commencing weekly Guided tours soon, in the meantime visitors can make use of the Self-Guided tour sheets available in hard copy or can be downloaded to your smartphone or other devices via QR Code.

Will services of worship be taking place?
Regular services take place on most days of the week, which you can find on our website here. During services wandering around the Cathedral is not permitted, however you are welcome to sit and participate in the service.

Visitor opening times may change at short notice due to funerals, weddings, services or exceptional circumstances. Please check our website regularly prior to your visit.

Will I be able to light a candle?
Yes. Candles will be available at two stations in the side aisles. The Ascension Chapel is also set aside for visitors to use for quiet prayer.

Do you have toilet facilities?
We do not have any Public Toilets available on site. The nearest public toilets are available in Federation Square opposite the Cathedral (about a 5-10min walk)

Is visitor parking available?
There is no on-site carparking available. For details of local car parks, please see here.

Who can I speak with if I have any questions?
Any of our staff members or volunteers will be happy to assist with any questions you may have.