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Commemorative events in Victoria

Find out about commemorative war events being held in Victoria and get support for holding your own event.


Held annually on 25 April (public holiday)

Marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australia and New Zealand forces during WWI and the day troops landed in Gallipoli.

RSL Victoria ANZAC Day webpage.

Remembrance Day

Held annually on 11 November

Marks the end of WWI after 4 years of conflict. Germany called for a suspension of fighting and guns fell silent at 11am on 11 November 1918. Victorians are encouraged to observe a minute's silence at 11am in remembrance of all those who have served.

Shrine Remembrance Day webpage

Commemorative events in Victoria and around Australia

To find other services, events and exhibitions near you, visit:

For a list of major commemorative events to reflect on Australia’s involvement in times of conflicts and peacekeeping operations, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.(opens in a new window)