Services

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

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - July 2021

    18 July 2021, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to. 

    In the First World War, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In the Second World War, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them. 

  • Battle of Fromelles 2021

    19 July 2021, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at the Cobbers Memorial

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    This annual pilgrimage by the Friends of the 15th Brigade commemorates the Battle of Fromelles, that began on 19 July 1916. This was the first major action involving Australian troops on the Western Front. It proved disastrous, with nearly 2,000 Australians killed in attacks on strong German positions. 

  • Korean Veterans Association 2021

    27 July 2021, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The Korean Veterans Association of Australia (Victoria) will hold their annual remembrance service in recognition of all Victorians who served in the Korean War. Australians served in the Army, Navy and Air Force in the defence of South Korea between 1950 and 1953. After the armistice was signed, significant Australian forces remained in Korea until 1957. Over 17,000 Australians served in Korea and the surrounding waters - 356 were killed, and 1,500 were wounded. 

  • 7 Battalions Combined 2021

    1 August 2021, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    7 Battalions Combined recognises the variations of the 7th Battalion that served in the First and Second World Wars, and the Vietnam War:
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion fought during the First World War at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
    2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion fought throughout the Second World War.
    7 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment served two tours during the Vietnam War and continues to serve within 1st Brigade. 

  • Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association - Victoria Branch 2021

    1 August 2021, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    An annual service is held to honour the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) on the Sunday closest to 31 July each year. This date marks the arrival of the AATTV in Vietnam in 1962.

  • Battle of Amiens 2021

    8 August 2021, 8:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The Battle of Amiens began on 8 August 1918, as the opening phase of the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War. It was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during the war, and would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly remembered for the stalemate of the trenches.

    The Rotary Club of Melbourne 0808 Committee holds an annual Remembrance Service to commemorate the Australian contribution to victory at the Battle of Amiens. They also recognise and honour the contribution of General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD, a significant Charter member and President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne 1922-23.