Tribute Garden

Located in the northern garden of the Immigration Museum, the Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria. The Tribute Garden features the names of immigrants who came from over 90 countries, from the 1800s to the present day.

Entry to the Tribute Garden is free.

The Tribute Garden at the Immigration Museum
Photographer: James Geer, Source: Museum Victoria

The region now known as Victoria is represented by the people of the Kulin Nation as traditional owners of the land, and records the names of languages and dialects spoken by Aboriginal communities.

Melbourne-based artist Evangelos Sakaris designed the original artwork, which was launched in 1998. Gina Batsakis led the design for the following stages of the project. The project concluded in 2002.

Share your Story

If you want to share your story at the Immigration Museum, you can add it to the Share a Story database in the Immigration Discovery Centre.

Tribute Garden at the Immigration Museum

Suzie Gasper, Tribute Garden Officer and Inge Holzhausen Tribute Garden Donor standing in front of the Tribute Garden plaques.
Photographer: Mark Chew, Source: Museum Victoria