Friday 11 November 2016

This year 11 November marks the 98th 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.

Please check this webpage regularly for further updates closer to the date.

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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


  • Parade Ground and surrounds, Australian War Memorial

Tickets & Seating

Tickets for the 2016 Remembrance Day National Ceremony are to be booked via the online booking website Trybooking.

Ticket bookings are now open to the general public via this link:

Please note that seating is limited. Once booked, tickets will be emailed via TryBooking and must be presented on the day.

For those without internet access, once ticketing is open you can call (02) 6243 4327 to book your ticket.

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

Shuttle Bus

A free Transport Canberra shuttle bus service will be available for public use. The shuttle will be operating from Dakota Drive at the Majura Park Shopping Centre and dropping along Fairbairn Avenue, adjacent to the Australian War Memorial. Following the Ceremony return shuttles will be operating from the same locations. No bookings are required.

The shuttle service will operate from Majura Park Shopping Centre between 9am and 10am.

Return shuttles will operate from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Parking at the Majura Park Shopping Centre is free.

Road Closures

Road closures will be in effect from approximately 8.00am until 1.00pm, which will limit public access to parking at the Memorial. Roads affected are as followed:

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


There is limited parking onsite for mobility impaired visitors only. Vehicles displaying a government issued parking pass will be granted access. Parking is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Access to car parks is via Treloar Crescent. 
The coach parking area will also be closed until following the ceremony.

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.

General Information

• The Commemorative Area and Memorial galleries will be open to the public following the ceremony
• Poppies and programs will be available for a donation 
• Poppy's Café will be open from 8.30am

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.


Photographs taken on 11 November 1918