Services

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

  • Melbourne Legacy Student's Service 2020

    17 April 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO(Retd)
    Shrine Trustee Graeme Plumridge

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    Legacy is a national voluntary organisation of veterans, servicemen and women, and other volunteers who are dedicated to the care of the dependants of Australian Defence Force members, after the death of a spouse or parent during service, and to Australian and Allied families after operation service. Legacy was formed in 1923.

  • Maltese Australian Association (George Cross Award Day) 2020

    19 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    The Australian-Maltese community holds an annual service of remembrance in April each year. This time marks the award of the George Cross to the island by King George VI of the United Kingdom in a letter dated 15 April 1942 so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the tremendous hardships they suffered in the early days of the Second World War.

  • Loyal Orange Institute of Australia 2020

    19 April 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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  • Last Post Service April 2020

    19 April 2020, 4:30pm

    Wreath Laying and Flag Lowering on the Forecourt
    The Service will be conducted by Shrine Representatives and the Shrine Guard

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    • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.

  • Longbeach RSL 'Digger for a Day' 2020

    22 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    A joint effort by the Shrine of Remembrance and the Longbeach RSL Sub-branch, 'Digger for a Day' gives students in the Chelsea area the chance to make a special pilgrimage to the Shrine close to ANZAC Day each year. Special educational activities are organised for attending school groups who also attend a short service of remembrance during the day.

  • 2/14 Battalion Association 2020

    24 April 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C62

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The 2/14 Battalion was raised in Victoria in April 1940 and was initially stationed at Puckapunyal until it was sent to the Middle East. In early 1942, they were shipped back to Australia, disembarking in Adelaide where they camped at Springbark in the Adelaide Hills. They travelled to Melbourne by train and took some well earned leave. As the Japanese threat developed, they moved by train from the Watsonia camp in Melbourne to Glen Innes for a short period, before moving on to Yandina in Queensland. The Battalion embarked at Brisbane for the Papuan campaign, and between 16 August 1942 and 15 January 1943 fought on the Kokoda Track and at Gona.