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Reserve Forces Day

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of former and serving Navy, Army and Air Force Reserve personnel.

Event Details

Sunday, 7 July 2024 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • Admission is free.

This service recognises the contribution of all former and current members of the Army, Navy and Air Force Reserves. 

Reserve Forces Day is the acknowledgement of more than 1.25 million people who have served in Australia's Defence Reserves. The Reserve Forces were born out of the Citizen Military Forces, which has existed in some form since Federation. Today, they support peacekeeping, humanitarian and disaster-relief operations. Recently, Reserve units have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.

Reserve Forces Day takes place on the anniversary of the reforming of the Citizen Military Forces in 1948.

Shrine Representative:

Shine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED