Every year at 11am on 11 November—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month—we pause to remember those men and women who have served and those who have died in all wars and peacekeeping operations.
For 88 years the Shrine of Remembrance has been the home of commemoration and remembrance for the Victorian community. It is a reminder of the fragility of peace and the cost of conflict, as well as a testament to the fortitude, courage and generosity of those who serve all of us.
All are welcome to join us for the Victorian State Remembrance Service. Bookings are not required.
From 1 November, our 11 Days of Remembrance Program offers multiple opportunities to honour service and sacrifice at a time when peace is especially close to our hearts.
Special daily tour
Join us for a special tour focusing on the significance of Remembrance Day at the Shrine, culminating with a viewing of the Ray of Light in the Sanctuary.
'Sons of War' book talk
Join us as award-winning author Paul Byrnes unpacks the stories from his new book, Sons of War.
Red to Remember
In the 10 days leading up to Remembrance Day, the Shrine and other Melbourne landmarks will be lit red. Share your pics with us by including the hashtags #shrineofremembrance and #redtoremember.
Fold an origami peace crane for Remembrance Day
Follow these instructions to fold an origami peace crane for Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day information for schools
We warmly invite all Victorian schools to join us on Remembrance Day.
Free public transport
Veterans, war widows, and current defence members will be able to travel for free on public transport to the Shrine service and local commemorative services on Remembrance Day, including V-Line services.
Free public transport to commemorations is also open to school students, Scouts, Guides, ADF Cadets and band members in uniform.
To claim the free travel, veterans and war widows will simply need to present a form of identification, such as wearing a uniform, service medals, an ex-service association or returned from active service or war widows badge, showing a DVA Gold or White card, or presenting their Category ’V’ Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.
Members of the Australian Defence Force can either wear their uniform or show their ADF Badge.
The Remembrance Day Service and broadcast is supported by the Victorian Government.
Reviewed 08 November 2022