About the Museum

Originally the brainchild of pioneering Torquay surfers Peter Troy, Vic Tantau and Alan Reid, the Australian National Surfing Museum sprang from their vision of a place where the act of wave-riding is celebrated and commemorated.

Ultimately the combination of Surfing Australia, the Torquay surf industry and the Geelong Regional Commission turned the idea into a reality. Opening in December 1993, the ANSM was quickly acknowledged by the International Surfing Association as one of the most significant centres of surfing heritage in the world.

As the home of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame, the museum also honours the most significant Australians to have contributed to the growth of surfing from a pastime enjoyed by a very small number of people to a passion of hundreds of thousands in this country and millions around the globe.

The Australian National Surfing Museum is situated at 77 Beach Road, Torquay.

Opening Hours
9am to 5pm, seven days a week, 364 days a year; only closed Christmas Day.

Admission Prices
Adult $12, Student/Pensioner Concession $8, Child (aged 16 and under) $8, Family $25.
PLEASE NOTE: General admission prices are for self-guided tours with no time limit.

Group Discounts
Please see Education / Group Tours’ for details.

Contact c/o:
Phone: 03 5261 4606
Email: ansm@surfcoast.vic.gov.au