Remembrance Day

Every year, on 11 November at 11 am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Remembrance Day

History

Learn what happened at 11 am on 11 November 1918. Find out the significance of poppies and rosemary on Remembrance Day and why we observe a minute's silence at 11am.

The unknown soldier

Why do we honour the Unknown Australian Soldier?

Ceremonies in Australia

Find out what Remembrance Day events are being held in your area.

Ceremonies overseas

Find information about Remembrance Day events held overseas.

Organising a ceremony

Find information on how to prepare a commemorative ceremony in your local community or school.

Poster

Each year the Department of Veterans’ Affairs produces a commemorative poster for Remembrance Day. The theme of this year’s poster is the commemoration of the Armistice of the Korean War in 1953. The image features two members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, carrying a wounded soldier from the Republic of Korea along a snow-covered track towards a medical aid post.  Some 18,000 Australians served as part of a multinational United Nations force.  More than 330 Australians were killed or lost their lives as a result of their service in Korea.