What's On

  • Ceremony: Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2020

    Saturday 6 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel Jason Cooke

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    Held annually, this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone, and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respect to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.

    The Normandy Veterans Association will be supported by students and staff of Glen Waverley Seconday College, 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.

  • Ceremony: Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute 2020

    Saturday 6 June 2020, 12:00pm

    A 21 Gun Salute on the Lower Forecourt at 12pm will mark the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of State. Although her actual birthday is 21 April, the reigning monarch holds an Official Birthday usually in early June to coincide with finer weather in the northern hemisphere that benefits the outdoor ceremonies. In Victoria this is held on the second Monday in June

    A 21 Gun Salute is a traditional salute firing blanks from an artillery piece or cannon to acknowledge special Royal occasions within the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

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  • Ceremony: Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Vic) Inc 2020

    Sunday 7 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Western Gallery

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    For more information on the Bomber Command Commemorative Association, please go to their website:

  • Ceremony: Last Post Service June 2020

    Sunday 7 June 2020, 04:30pm

    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.

  • Ceremony: Special Air Service Regiment Association 2020

    Friday 12 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E56

    Association requests nil assistance. 

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    On 12th June 1996, two S-70-A9 Blackhawk helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment carrying SASR troopers collided during a live-fire counter-terrorism/special recovery operation exercise at Fire Support Base Barbara in the High Range Training Area at Townsville, Queensland. Fifteen members of the SASR and three from the 5th Aviation Regiment lost their lives in the accident.

  • Ceremony: 'N' Class Destroyers 2020

    Sunday 14 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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