Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - April 2018

    22 April 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    This service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who have served overseas or in Australia in all wars, in ships or units of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, or the Royal Australian Air Force.

    In particular, we remember the service of men and women who served in units from World War I and World War II who once would have attended their annual Pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    In World War I, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

    In World War II, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

  • 2/14 Battalion Association 2018

    24 April 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C62a

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    The 2/14th Battalion was raised in Victoria in April 1940 and was initially stationed at Puckapunyal until it was sent to the Middle East. In early 1942, they were shipped backed to Australia, disembarking in Adelaide where they camped at Springbank in the Adelaide Hills. They travelled to Melbourne by train and took some well earned leave. As the Japanese threat developed, they moved from the Watsonia camp in Melbourne by train to Glen Innes for a short period before moving on to Yandina in Queensland. The Battalion embarked at Brisbane for the Papuan campaign. Between 16 August 1942 and 15 January 1943 the battalion fought on the Kokoda Track and at Gona.

  • HQ 3rd Division 2018

    24 April 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E15

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The HQ 3rd Division Association holds its annual pilgrimage at the Shrine on the eve of ANZAC Day. The Association remembers the service and sacrifice of its members at this time.

  • 3 Australian Division Signals (366 Club) Descendants with Greenhills Primary School 2018

    24 April 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C1

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw

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  • Friends of the 15th Brigade - Villers Bretonneux Day 2018

    24 April 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B45

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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    Villers Bretonneux Day, April 24th, marks the successful counterattack and recapture of Villers Bretonneux in 1918. This action played a significant role in the overall defeat of the German attack launched in March 1918.

    A service is held annually by the Friends of the 15th Brigade on April 24th each year at the Shrine of Remembrance. The 15th Brigade, which had suffered dreadfully in the ANZACs first major action on the Western Front at Fromelles, together with the 13th Brigade, was instrumental in this action.

    Villers Bretonneux is today the main Australian site of commemoration in France.

  • ANZAC Day 2018

    25 April 2018, 6:00am

    Shrine Representatives:
    All available Shrine Trustees, Life Governors and Governors

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    Attend the ANZAC Day dawn service to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian service men and women. On this day, we honour and reflect on the impact of war, conflict and peacekeeping operations in Australia’s history.