Wednesday 11 November 2015

This year 11 November marks the 97th 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.

We encourage you to attend the Remembrance Day National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

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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.

10.30am to 12pm approximately

We suggest you arrive by 10.00am. Guests with pre-arranged seating are required to be seated by 10.15am.

Standing room for the public is available on the day and you are welcome to bring chairs or rugs to view the ceremony in the grounds of the Memorial.


General Information

  • Large numbers are expected; members of the general public should arrive from 10.00am. Please note if you are planning to walk to the Memorial via Anzac Parade to keep to the footpaths and remain off the road
  • The Commemorative Area and Memorial galleries will be open to the public following the ceremony
  • First aid tent and ambulances plus trained First Aid staff will be in attendance
  • Poppies and programs will be available for a donation  
  • Public toilets at Poppy's café will be open, and there will also be portable toilets on site
  • Poppy's café will be open from 8.30am


All seating for the ceremony is allocated to ticket holders. Approximately 10 minutes before the commencement of the ceremony, guests will be invited to fill any unoccupied seating that remains. Remaining guests are invited to attend and stand on the lawns of the Memorial or along the fence line of the ceremony.

Parking and transportation

Road closures will be in effect from 8.30am until 1.00pm, which will limit public access to parking at the Memorial. The large number of visitors in attendance at the ceremony will also limit the amount of available parking on site.

Road closures:

  • Traffic from Limestone Avenue diverts onto Treloar Crescent
  • Traffic from Fairbairn Avenue diverts onto Treloar Crescent
  • Anzac Parade closed from Constitution Avenue including the Blamey Crescent and Currong Street intersection

Dress and weather

Please refer to and consider local weather forecasts before attending the ceremony. Guests are advised that this ceremony is held outside and will continue unless in the case of extreme weather. Please dress appropriately for the conditions on the day.

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 of the Unknown Australian Soldier delivered in 1993 by then Prime Minister the Honourable Paul Keating is read at the Last Post Ceremony.


Photographs taken on 11 November 1918