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.
- Visit the ANZAC Centenary to find a local service or join a service at Melbourne’s Shrine of
- For resources to plan, promote and deliver an ANZAC Day event, visit the Shrine of Remembrance
- For information on trading and sporting restrictions on ANZAC Day, visit the ANZAC Centenary
Restricted trading hours
On ANZAC Day, only exempt shops are permitted to open between 12.01am-1pm.
For more information on exemptions visit Business or call 13 22 15.
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.
The State Remembrance Day service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance.
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’.
Anzac Centenary 2014 to 2018
Various events during 2014 to 2018
The Anzac Centenary commemorations were embraced by Victorians as an opportunity to learn more about our veterans and the history that helped shape our society.
For more information on the Anzac Centenary events in Victoria, visit the ANZAC Centenary.
Reviewed 28 February 2019