Remembrance Day 2017 11 November 2017, 10:20AM


Every year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations.

The Service: from 10.20am

Join us for the Victorian State Remembrance Day Ceremony. One minute of silence will be observed at 11am. 

Ray of Light: 11.50am – 12.10pm

All are invited to visit the Sanctuary to witness the sun pass across the Stone of Remembrance, landing on the word ‘LOVE’ at 12 noon. Remembrance Ceremonies, featuring a simulation of the Ray of Light, will take place in the Sanctuary every half an hour from 12.30pm, with the last ceremony held at 4.30pm. The Flag Ceremony and Last Post is conducted on the Shrine WWII Forecourt at 5pm.

Explore the Galleries: 10am – 4.30pm

The Galleries of Remembrance will be open to the public during regular operating hours. Last entry at 4.30pm. 

Community Groups

We welcome registrations for community groups to attend. Register now.

Victorian Primary Schools Poster Competition

Congratulations to Claudia Cover, Grade 6, Holy Rosary Primary School, Kensington. Claudia's design will be used to promote Remembrance Day 2017.

A Friend’s Journey
Artist statement: "Beneath the journey of two best friends who experience the torment of war—with only one returning home—lies a bright and colourful red field of symbolic poppies, with reflective icons of their shared experiences together."

Shrine Representatives:
All available Trustees, Life Governors and Governors

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