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Commemorative events

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

ANZAC Day

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. 

ANZAC Day 2021 commemorative activities

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.

The virtual Victorian Remembrance Day service hosted by the Shrine of Remembrance can be viewed on the Shrine Facebook page.

75th anniversary of the end of WWII

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, we pay special tribute to all WWII veterans and remember the great service they did for our country. For details of exhibitions, programs and commemorative services, visit the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII page.

Other resources

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.

Reviewed 31 March 2021

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