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Christmas Eve Last Post Service

Honour service and sacrifice with us every Sunday at 4:45pm.

Event Details

Sunday, 24 December 2023 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is child-friendly.

For most of us, the holiday season is a time for coming together with our loved ones, whilst sharing food, presents and laughter. However for many, that is not possible. Thousands of service people are miles away, bravely and selflessly fulfilling their duties.

This Christmas Eve, let's gather at the Shrine for a poignant Last Post Service. Together, we will honour those separated from family, and pay tribute to the brave souls who've made the ultimate sacrifice. Let's make their presence felt, even in their absence.

Shrine Representative:

Shrine Governor Air Commodore Rowan Story AM RFD (Retd)

About the Last Post Service

The Last Post Service takes place every Sunday at 4.45pm on the Shrine's northern forecourt and includes bugle calls and piper, Shrine Guard in historic uniform, a wreath-laying, recital of the Ode and lowering of the flags.

Each week we pause to remember a different event from Australia's military history. We remember the people who took part in those events, and the lives lost or forever changed. Visitors are welcome to lay a floral tribute at the Eternal Flame.

Learn more about the Last Post Service

This service will be live streamed.

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