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Monday 11 November 2013

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

National Ceremony

The National Remembrance Day Ceremony includes a formal wreathlaying and will be attended by many high level dignitaries and diplomats. Australian’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College will be on parade.

10.15 am – 12 noon approximately

We suggest you arrive by 9.45 am. Guests with entrée cards are required to be seated by 10 am.

Standing room for the public will be provided on the day. Members of the public are welcome to bring chairs or rugs. The Memorial opens after the ceremony and the public can view the Tri-Service Guard mounted at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier or lay a single poppy at the Tomb.


Parade Ground, Australian War Memorial

Road closures

Roads surrounding the Memorial will be closed from 9 am am until approximately 1 pm.

Wet weather arrangements

The National Ceremony will proceed even in inclement weather; visitors are asked to come prepared.

General information
  • Visitors are invited to lay a poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the ceremony.
  • Poppies will be on sale at the conclusion of the ceremony.
  • Members of the general public are welcome to bring their own seats or rugs.
  • The Memorial will open after the ceremony at approximately 12.30pm.


For more information, please visit the following page: Remembrance Day 2013