In 2018, Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). The Remembrance Day National Ceremony and the Last Post Ceremony that evening, featuring the eulogy of the Unknown Australian Soldier on the 25th anniversary of its first recitation by then Prime Minister Paul Keating will be the culmination of four years of centenary commemorations. 

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Please check this webpage regularly for updates closer to Remembrance Day 2018.

Watch the 2017 Remembrance Day ceremony below.

Last Post Ceremony

Each day the story of one of the fallen servicemen or women listed on the Roll of Honour is told at the Last Post Ceremony. Traditionally on the 11th of November, the eulogy for the Unknown Australian Soldier, delivered in 1993 by then Prime Minister the Honourable Paul Keating, is read at the Last Post Ceremony.

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

Remembrance Day 2017 Order of Service

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)