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

  • Battle for Australia 2020

    2 September 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    All school students are welcome.

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    This service honours the courage, sacrifice and service of Australians and their Allies who repulsed Japanese attacks on Australia during the Second World War. These include battles on the Kokoda Trail, Milne Bay, the Coral Sea, and other fiercely fought actions regarding the defence of Australia in 1942 and 1943.

    The RSL and the Battle for Australia Commemoration Committee National Council campaigned for the official commemoration of a series of battles fought in 1942, as having collectively formed a Battle for Australia. In 2008 the Government proclaimed that commemorations would occur annually on the first Wednesday in September.