Remembrance Day kitbag now available

Remembrance Day, once known as Armistice Day, is one of our most important commemorative dates. On 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent, and the armistice with Germany to end the fighting on land, in the air and at sea was signed.

Each year on 11 November we pause as a nation at 11am for one minute of silence to honour all those who have suffered and lost their lives during wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

With many states and territories experiencing COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage Australians to mark Remembrance Day as they are able within their local area. There are many ways to commemorate, whether in the community or at home.

The Australian War Memorial (AWM) service starts at 10.45am AEDT and will be available to view on ABC TV and livestreamed on Facebook. For more information on the service, you can visit the AWM website

DVA has also developed an online Remembrance Day kitbag to assist with commemorations. The Remembrance Day kitbag includes information on how to hold a commemorative service, including appropriate music, a speech for use at a service, a short history of Remembrance Day, and a suggested order of service for private/small groups. The kitbag can be downloaded from the Anzac Portal.

Remembrance Day education resources for schools and community groups are now also available on the Anzac Portal.

However you choose to commemorate Remembrance Day, we invite you to wear a poppy to remember the more than 102,000 Australian men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

For veterans and their families this day may be an emotional time. If you need support, please reach out to the Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling Service. Open Arms is available 24/7 on 1800 011 046 or visit

Stone wall inscribe with 'Their name liveth for evermore', with wreaths