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Overseas Commemorations

The weather forecast for the morning of 11 November at the Australian National Memorial (ANM) near Villers-Bretonneux is that it will be extremely cold with rain and strong winds. The ANM site is exposed to the elements with no protection from the prevailing weather conditions. Those attending the Armistice Commemorative Service should wear suitably warm and waterproof clothing and footwear to ensure their comfort while participating in the commemorative service. Please note, for safety reasons, umbrellas will not be permitted on the ANM site. If you have any questions please send them to

Current registrations for commemorative services scheduled for 2018 (last updated on Wednesday 31 October 2018)
Service Category A Category B Category C Total occupation
Centenary of WWI Armistice Villers-Bretonneux 2018

Occupation: 1262
Capacity: 1400
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 90.14%

Occupation: 395
Capacity: 400
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 98.75%

Occupation: 169
Capacity: 200
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 84.50%

Occupation: 1826
Capacity: 2000
*Waitlisted: 0
Occupied: 91.30%

Category A: Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia (in respect of the Australian Commemorations) or Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand (in respect of the Joint Commemorations)
Category B: Citizens of the country in which the Commemoration is to be hosted
Category C: Citizens of other countries

If you experience issues with registrations, contact the overseas commemorations call centre on 1300 364 002.

This information is provided to support your attendance at an overseas commemoration organised by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). Service specific information as well as what to expect and how to prepare before you travel is provided.

Attendance passes will be required for most overseas commemorations conducted by DVA within the safe, secure and comfortable carrying capacity of the commemorative sites. To confirm whether an attendance pass is required for the service you are attending, check the service specific page.

Obtain your attendance pass for available overseas commemorations.

Commemorative services are scheduled for 2018
Service date Service name Location
Sunday, 11 November 2018 Centenary of the First World War Armistice Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

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