State Memorial the Honourable John Cain

A State Memorial will be held on Monday 3 February 2020 to celebrate the life of Former Premier John Cain.

03 February 2020 10:00 am - 03 February 2020 12:30 pm
St Paul's Cathedral, 198-206 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

A State Memorial Service for the Honourable John Cain, former Premier of Victoria, will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, at 11.00am on Monday 3 February 2020.

Relatives, friends, representatives of organisations, and members of the public are welcome to attend.


Doors will open at 10am.  Guests are asked to arrive and be seated by 10.30am.

The service will commence at 11am.


St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne.

Extra large bags such as school bags, back packs and shopping bags will not be permitted inside the Cathedral.

Photographs will not be permitted during the Service.

Media will be present.

Seating and registration

Relatives, friends, representatives of organisations and members of the public are all welcome to attend.

Registration is not required.

A space will be reserved in the Cathedral for family and friends.

How to get there

The precinct is expected to be busy on the day of the State Memorial and there will be changed traffic conditions.

Arriving by public transport or on foot is recommended.

St Paul’s Cathedral is a 5-minute walk from Flinders Street Station.

Please check for up-to-date information about public transport scheduling on the day.

Street parking is not available; paid parking is available at Wilson Parking Flinders Gate and at Federation Square.


Parking: There are accessible car parks located on each level of the Federation Square car park, in close proximity to lifts. The height restriction for vehicles is 2.1 metres. Contact Federation Square for more information by visiting or calling 03 9655 1900.

Venue: If you require accessibility assistance at St Paul’s Cathedral, please email

Flowers and donations

In lieu of floral tributes – and in keeping with John’s lifelong sense of public service – his family has requested that people consider making a donation to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

Live stream

The State Memorial Service will be live streamed online at 11am.

Watch live stream

Reviewed 31 January 2020

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