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Photograph of an impressively tall, gold statue of a Chinese goddess clothed in flowing robes.
Photograph of a traditional Chinese style temple.

Heavenly Queen Temple

Steven Kwong


The Heavenly Queen Temple is a temple dedicated to Mazu, the Chinese Goddess of Sea and Patron Deity of fishermen, sailors and any occupations related to the sea/ocean. 

Overlooking the Maribyrnong River in Melbourne's inner west, it is Australia's largest Taoist temple and includes a 16-metre statue of Mazu imported from Nanjing, China. While the main hall opened to the public in 2015, construction of the temple complex continued until 2020 with the completion of two additional halls, the Buddhist hall and the community hall.

What's On

Viewing of traditional Chinese palace-style temple complex including the main temple building, and the right-wing and left-wing buildings, and a golden statue.

Images: (1) The 16m gold statue at Heavenly Queen Temple. Photo: Courtesy Heavenly Queen Temple. (2) Heavenly Queen Temple entrance. Photo: Courtesy Heavenly Queen Temple.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 + Sunday 30 July
Open access 9.30am-4pm


Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby


All Ages


20 Joseph Road, Footscray VIC 3011

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