Services

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

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - February 2018

    25 February 2018, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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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.

  • HMAS Perth Australian National Victorian Branch 2018

    1 March 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • RAEME Association (1) 2018

    4 March 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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  • 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion Association with St. Bernard's College 2018

    9 March 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D35b

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    TBA

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    The 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion Association will be joined by St Bernard's College for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - March 2018

    15 March 2018, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    In March, we commemorate the following important dates.

    17 March 1917: Capture of Bapaume

    29 March 1941: Battle of Matapan
    This naval engagement, fought off the coast of Greece, involved HMA ships Perth, Vendetta and Stuart in a battle which saw the loss of five Italian ships and gave the Allies control of the seas surrounding Greece and Crete for several months.

    21 March 1942 : Air Battle for Port Moresby
    The air battle for Port Moresby began in March with Japanese forces attempting to sink Allied shipping and restrict supplies to Australian forces. Australian, Dutch and American aircraft fought a bitter battle in the skies over New Guinea for the next few months.

  • 14/32 Australian Infantry Battalion 2018

    17 March 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 14/32 Australian Infantry Battalion will be joined by St. Michael's Grammar School for the commemorative service. This is part of the Shrine's ongoing 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program, interested schools can contact the Shrine for further information.