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Anniversaries and commemorative events

This section provides information on some of the major commemorative events, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and anniversaries, such as Merchant Navy Day, Battle for Australia Day and the Battle of Long Tan. You can also find out about upcoming anniversaries at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) website.

Security arrangements for overseas commemorations

  • Following recent terror attacks in  Europe, Australians travelling to these destinations for commemorations in 2016 should monitor the relevant country travel advisories on the smartraveller website
  • The Australian Government is working closely with Turkish, New Zealand, and French Governments to ensure the safety of Australians attending events at overseas commemorative sites. 
  • The smartraveller website also contains advice on travel insurance, health, local travel and local laws and visa requirements.

Commemorative Events

Anzac Day

Remembrance Day

Australian Government Supported Commemorative Events

Current Events

Organising a Commemorative Ceremony


75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

The national service of the 75th anniversary will be commemorated on Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 1100am, at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria. The national service will also commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian Prisoners of War. Members of the public are welcome to attend the service.


Anzac Day Media Materials

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