On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.
As a mark of respect to those who have died and suffered, Australians are encouraged to pause at 11 am to observe one minute’s silence and remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.
2023 Remembrance Day National Ceremony
The Australian War Memorial will commemorate Remembrance Day 2023 with the National Ceremony on Saturday, 11 November.
Commences: 10.45 am AEDT
Location: Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard and Sculpture Garden
General attendance at the National Ceremony is welcome and tickets are not required. Large screens will be positioned within the grounds, adjacent to the ceremony, for members of the public to view proceedings.
Information regarding Remembrance Day 2023 will be updated on the website nearer to the date.
2022 Remembrance Day National Ceremony
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 is read.
Commemorate from wherever you are this Remembrance Day
There are many ways to commemorate from wherever you are - at home, school or work - this Remembrance Day.
Observe a minute's silence at 11 am on the 11th November 2022
Visit a virtual Memorial or share your local Memorial on Places of Pride
Wear a poppy to pay tribute to the fallen
Read one of hundreds of articles about our veterans and their service
Make your own poppy or Remembrance wreath
Take a virtual tour inside the Hall of Memory
Share who you are remembering during the one minute's silence on Remembrance Day using the hashtag #WeRememberThem on social media