Terms and Conditions of Entry

For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all attending St Paul’s Cathedral, please note the following Conditions of Entry:

  • Closed Circuit Television is in use in the Cathedral, the Cathedral Buildings and throughout the Cathedral precinct. 
  • Cathedral Staff (or its representatives) reserve the right to manage access to the Cathedral via screening equipment/checks, including bag searches.
  • Cathedral Staff (or its representatives) reserve the right to inspect any bag and/or articles of clothing for the following prohibited items:
    • alcohol
    • illegal substances including controlled, dangerous or illicit drugs
    • opened drink containers, including tea and coffee
    • cans/glass
    • musical instruments
    • whistles
    • unauthorised temporary signage and promotional products
    • flags/banners with handles
    • fireworks/flares/laser lights/smoke generators
    • firearms, explosives, chemical, radioactive or biological substances
    • chairs/stools
    • rollerblades/skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles
    • animals (other than guide/assistance dogs)
    • professional cameras, audio recording equipment, video cameras or tripods
    • any large item that cannot be placed under a seat
    • any other item that in the opinion of management could cause harm or public nuisance
  • The carriage and operation of drones (or any such aircraft) on Cathedral premises is strictly prohibited.
  • Umbrellas are permitted inside the Cathedral, however, cannot be opened within the building.
  • Prams, pushers, bags and other belongings are permitted into the Cathedral, however, must be able to fit safely under a pew or seat without impeding access.
  • Alcoholic beverages must not be taken into the Cathedral.
  • Alcohol may not be consumed on Cathedral Property.
  • St Paul’s is a smoke-free venue – smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) is not permitted on the Cathedral precinct.
  • Worshippers and visitors are admitted to the Cathedral at their own risk. St Paul’s will not be held responsible for any damages to, loss or theft of personal property nor for any other loss, damage or injury suffered by any worshipper or visitor, whether in contract, tort or statutory liability to the full extent permitted by law.
ⓘ In line with current lockdown in Victoria, the Cathedral is closed. Worship continues online. Read More