Services

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

  • 57/60 Battalion Association 2020

    26 April 2020, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The 57/60 Battalion (AIF) Association holds a small service each year to commemorate the service and sacrifice of its members. This service is traditionally held on the first Sunday following ANZAC Day. This tradition was born at the Association's first function, the first Sunday after ANZAC Day 1946, following the creation of the organisation in 1945. 

  • Last Post Service April 2020

    26 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.

  • HMAS Castlemaine with Tecoma Primary School 2020

    1 May 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The HMAS Castelmaine is a Second World War Corvette with Battle Honours including Darwin, the Pacific and New Guinea. Following decomission into reserve as a training ship, she has been preserved as a museum ship since 1973, berthed in Williamstown, Victoria.

    The HMAS Castlemaine service will be supported by students and staff of Tecoma Primary School, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • WRAAC Association including AWAS Service 2020

    3 May 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Women's Royal Australian Army Corp (WRAAC) was established on 12 February 1951 to cover a manpower shortage due to the Korean War and national service. Previously women had served in the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) during the Second World War from August 1941 until June 1947. The WRAAC Reserve Association (Victoria) was founded in August 1976 with the desire to promote social functions for former members of 8/3 WRAAC Company. In November 2007 the name was changed to WRAAC Association (Victoria) Inc. Women who have or are serving in the Australian Military Forces may join the association to participate in social events, ceremonies and comradeship. 

  • The Battle of Coral Sea Commemoration Service 2020

    3 May 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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    This service is attended by the Australian American Association (Vic), the American Ex-Serviceman's Association and the Naval Commemoration Committee. 

  • Last Post Service May 2020

    3 May 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.