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Domestic Commemorations

Domestic Commemorations

This section provides information on some of the major domestic commemorative services and anniversaries supported by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). You can also find out about upcoming anniversaries at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) website.

Organising a Commemorative Ceremony

Current Services

The following is a list of all Domestic commemorations supported by DVA.

Further information will be available on this website as planning progresses. For further enquiries, please contact anzaccentenaryprojects2@dva.gov.au.

  • Fall of Singapore 
    The 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore will be commemorated with a National Service on 15 February 2017 at 11.00 am at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat, Victoria.
  • 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
    19 February 2017
    The Cenotaph, Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Anzac Day Service Canberra
    25 April 2017
    Australian War Memorial
  • Battle of Coral Sea Day
    4 May 2017
    Australian War Memorial
  • 75th anniversary of Bomber Command Operations
    4 June, 2017
    Bomber Command Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay
    25 August 2017
  • Merchant Navy Day
    3 September 2017
    Location: TBC
  • The Battle for Australia
    6 September 2017
    Locations: TBC
  • 70th anniversary of Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers
    14 September 2017
    Commemorative Service held at the proposed Australian Peacekeeping Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and  the culmination of the North Africa campaigns
    23 October 2017
  • 75th anniversary of the Kokoda and the Beachheads
    2 November 2017
  • Remembrance Day
    11 November 2017
    Australian War Memorial
  • 25th anniversary of arrival of 1RAR task group in Somalia
    10 January 2018
    Location to be confirmed
  • Anzac Day Service Canberra
    25 April 2018
    Australian War Memorial
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic
    1 May 2018
    Commemorative Service held at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT
  • 50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral
    13 May 2018
    Commemorative Service held at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT
  • 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice
    27 July 2018
    Commemorative Service held at the Australian National Korean War Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT
  • 75th anniversary of Australian work on Hell Fire Pass and completion of the Thai Burma Railway
    16 October  2018
    Commemorative Service held at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat, Victoria
  • 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice
    11 November 2018
    Various locations
  • This month in history – Australian War Memorial website

Other commemorative services

  • Please visit the Anzac Centenary website's community events page for information about local events and international commemorations.

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