Services

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

  • Polygon Wood Service (Friends of the 15th Brigade) 2021

    26 September 2021, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B45

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    TBA

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    On 25 September 1917, Australian troops of the 15th Brigade, while prepared and primed for the upcoming operation, successfully fended off a German attack south of their position. However, their advance the next day now began with uncertainty to the security of their flank. 

    The British and dominion advance began at dawn on the 26th, with the 4th and 5th Divisions on the left and right of First ANZAC respectively. The infantry advanced behind a heavy artillery barrage and they secured most of their objectives without difficulty. To the south, the 15th Brigade, now reinforced by two battalions from the 8th, secured not only its own objectives but those allocated to the neighbouring 98th British Brigade. The Germans launched several counter-attacks but these were thwarted by the heavy defensive artillery barrages. 

  • 2/14 Battalion Association 2021

    26 September 2021, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    Raised on 26 April 1940 from mostly Victorian volunteers, the 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion served in the Middle East and saw action during the invasion of Syria and Lebanon in 1941. After a brief return to Australia, they deployed to Papua New Guinea in 1942 and fought during the Kokoda Campaign. Their final offensive operation of the Second World War was the landings at Balikpapan, Borneo in July 1945. Three months later they formed part of the occupation force on the Indonesian island of Celebes (present day Sulawesi) before disbanding on 22 February 1946.

  • Melbourne University Regiment Wreath Laying and Graduation Parade 2021

    3 October 2021, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying & Remembrance Parade on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    The Regiment serves as an officer training unit in the Australian Army Reserve, with lineage dating back to 1884 as D Company 4th Battalion of the Victorian Rifles, when it was known as the University Company. General Sir John Monash was a Colour Sergeant of this unit before taking a commission in the colonial and later Commonwealth militia. As a training establishment they have never deployed as a fighting force, however MUR graduates have served in every major commitment of Australia's armed forces since Federation. 

  • 2/2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2021

    9 October 2021, 1:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D10

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    TBA

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    The Regiment served in the Middle East, Papua New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies during the Second World War, providing heavy artillery support in defence of Australian held airspace.

  • Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association 2021

    13 October 2021, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Western Visitor's Centre

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    TBA

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    The Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association of Victoria was formed in 1926, providing welfare, advocacy, benefits and concessions to members of the veteran community.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - October 2021

    14 October 2021, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Memorial Service commemorates notable moments, battles and operations from Australia's military history. The wreath laid at this service honours events that have taken place in this month.