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Acknowledgement & Foreward

Acknowledgement and foreword, detailing the alignment of the Disability Action Plan with the Shrine's Strategic Plan.


The Shrine of Remembrance (Shrine) is a place where everyone is welcome.

We embrace the diversity of our community and acknowledge the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as Traditional Custodians of the land on which we honour Australian service people; and we pay our respects to Elders, past and present.

The Shrine acknowledges the importance of providing equitable access for our community and visitors to our city, including people with disability or neurodiversity, and the contribution made by people with disability or neurodiversity to our community.


In developing the 2019–24 Strategic Plan, the Shrine’s Board of Trustees (Board) determined the following vision:

That all Victorians remember, value and commemorate service and sacrifice.

In pursuit of this vision, the Shrine’s mission is:

To engage all Victorians in commemoration through reflection, ceremony, education and learning.

The Shrine adheres to and will be known for the values of:

  • Integrity—in our actions and relationships
  • Loyalty—to the Shrine and its purpose
  • Service—to veterans and the Victorian community
  • Respect—for our stakeholders and each other
  • Inclusion—provide a welcoming place for all

This Disability Action Plan (DAP) supports the Shrine’s Strategic Plan, and its purpose aligns with that plan:

  • Strategic Objective One: Care for the Shrine for future generations
    DAP Response: The Shrine monument and Reserve is accessible for all.
  • Strategic Objective Two: Engage more Victorians in commemoration
    DAP Response: Commemoration is inclusive and accessible.
  • Strategic Objective Three: Inform and inspire
    DAP Response: Our programs respond to and include our diverse community.
  • Strategic Objective Four: Build sustainability for the future
    DAP Response: We are an inclusive place of work.

The 2022–24 DAP will be implemented through the support of the Board and all Shrine personnel. The plan has been developed in consultation with personnel, informed by people with disability and aided by an external consultant specialising in the development of disability action plans.