In 2017, 11 November marks the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

The Remembrance Day National Ceremony includes a formal wreathlaying and will be attended by many high-level dignitaries, diplomats, and students from each state and territory representing the youth of Australia. Australia’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon will be on parade.

For further enquiries please email: ceremony@awm.gov.au

Remembrance Day ceremony, 2014

Time & date

10.30am to 12pm approximately
Saturday 11 November 2017

Location

Parade Ground and surrounds, Australian War Memorial.

Tickets & Seating

Tickets for the 2017 Remembrance Day National Ceremony are to be booked via the online booking website Trybooking.

Ticket bookings will open closer to the date.

Dignitaries lay wreaths at the Stone of Remembrance, Remembrance Day 2014

Gallery Photographs from 11 November 1918

An unidentified cinematographer capturing the last shots to be fired before the armistice on 11 November 1918. Note the line of bare trees under which the guns are placed.

Sydney, NSW. 1918-11-11. Crowd in Martin Place celebrating the news of the signing of the armistice. This date was celebrated in later years as Remembrance Day

Cambrai, France. 11 November 1918. Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, centre front, with British Army commanders on Armistice Day. (Donor Imperial War Museum Q9690)

Adelaide, South Australia. 1918-11. A huge crowd at Parliament House for the Declaration of the Signing of the Armistice. (Donor W.S. Smith)