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


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 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 (PDF 442 KB) (Word 20 KB)

Each year the Department of Veterans’ Affairs produces a commemorative poster for Remembrance Day. The theme of this year’s poster is commemorating the first convoy of Australian troops to the First World War.