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70th anniversary of Australian Peacekeeping

Commemoration and Dedication National Service

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Service: 70th anniversary of Australian Peacekeeping - Commemoration and Dedication
Date: 14 September 2017
Time 10:00am
Seating style: Limited, unallocated seating
Venue: Australian Peacekeeping Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
Location Map (PDF 1.5 MB) (DOCX 246KB)
Weather: Cool to warm.
Attendance passes: Not required.
Security: Australian Federal Police

A national commemorative service to mark the 70th Anniversary of Australian peacekeeping will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, 14 September 2017 at the new Australian Peacekeeping memorial on Anzac Parade in Canberra. A dedication ceremony for the new memorial will be included in the commemorative service.

The public event will be attended by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan, former and current peacekeepers, and their families.

Live stream coverage of the service will commence at 10:00am.



General Information

Thursday 14 September 2017 will mark 70 years of Australia’s involvement in international peacekeeping. Tens of thousands of Australians have served on peacekeeping operations.

A National Service of Commemoration will be held at 10.00am at the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. During the service the newly completed Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade will be dedicated.

This is a free event and members of the public are encouraged to attend.


We are now taking Expressions of Interest for attendance at this event. This is not a ticketed event and limited, un-allocated seating will be provided for general public. Standing room will be available once the unallocated seating area has reached capacity.

Please be aware that this in an Expression of Interest only. This process does not guarantee you a seat at this event. The information gathered by this registration process will provide the Department with an indication of the number of people who may attend. Please register your interest using the form below.

Public Wreath Laying

If you are planning to attend this event and would like to lay a wreath during the public wreath laying ceremony at the conclusion of the service, please indicate in which category you would like to do so.

The categories for the public wreath laying ceremony are:

  1. Former and current serving peacekeepers
    • Police
    • Military
    • Civilian
  2. Widows and families of deceased peacekeepers or families of current serving peacekeepers
  3. Members of Ex-Service Organisations and relevant Unit Associations
  4. Members of the Public

Expression of Interest Form

Please note you will need to arrange your own wreath and bring it with you to the Dedication and Commemoration.
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