What's On

  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits May 2020

    Sunday 24 May 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine on 24 May at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Remembrance links a Sailor’s experience at Recruit School with current and past members of the Defence Community. Interpretation of external facets of the Monument are pointed out to Recruits, prior to taking part in a wreath laying ceremony in the Sanctuary. The wreath laying service recognises the contribution made by the Royal Australian Navy to Australia’s national security. Volunteer Shrine Guides then escort Recruits through the Galleries of Remembrance where aspects of Australia’s Defence Force peace making deployments and peace keeping missions since Federation are discussed. The pilgrimage underscores the significance of the journey embarked upon by each Recruit.
  • Ceremony: American Ex-Servicemen Association 2020

    Sunday 24 May 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 24 May at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    The American Ex-Servicemen's Association is a social organization formed for the purpose of promoting the welfare of American Ex-Servicemen and women in Australia and to secure better relations between Americans and the Australian Community. We join together to enjoy comradery and remember those who have served our home country and host country of Australia.
  • Ceremony: Last Post Service May 2020

    Sunday 24 May 2020, 04:30pm

    The Last Post service has been postponed and will resume after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted

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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.

  • Ceremony: Boer War Commemoration 2020

    Sunday 31 May 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 31 May at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    To pay tribute to all Boer War veterans that fought in our First War as a Nation 1899-1902. A commemoration service will commence with a march up to the Eternal Flame by Boer War veterans' descendants, followed by a band, Creswick Light Horse, Scouts and Guides. All Boer War descendant family members and anyone that has an interest are most welcome.

  • Ceremony: Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service 2020

    Sunday 31 May 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 31 May at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    Aboriginal people have served in every conflict and peace keeping mission involving Australia for more than a century. For many years, their service was not recognised. In 2006, Aunty Dorothy ‘Dot Peters (born 1930, died 2019), sought to change this and initiated the honouring of Aboriginal service men and women in Victoria.

  • Ceremony: Last Post Service May 2020

    Sunday 31 May 2020, 04:30pm

    The Last Post service has been postponed and will resume after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted

    Read More

    • 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.