School Wreathlaying Ceremony


Term 3 2020

Social distancing and hygiene guidelines remain in place due to Covid-19, and we have had to make changes to  visits to the Memorial, for schools and general public alike. In order to provide access safely for as many students as possible, visits will be limited to Primary Schools only in Term 3, with facilitated time in the galleries limited to a maximum of one hour. Current bookings for the School Wreath Laying Ceremony program will proceed, in conjunction with the facilitated program. The ceremony will be delivered in a modified form, without the usual veteran participation. Ceremonies may be held at memorials in the Sculpture Garden external to the main building. This program remains free of charge, and is subject to weather conditions. No new bookings will be accepted for the ceremony in Term 3 2020.


This is a unique and moving experience for a limited number of students each week.

A school wreathlaying in the Hall of Memory

Students from John XXII College, Mt Claremont (WA) participate in a school wreathlaying ceremony.

School wreathlaying ceremonies are the commemorative experience the Memorial has designed specially for visiting school groups.

Students will participate in the ceremony, conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. A guest veteran will officiate and answer questions about his or her military service after the ceremony, and if available, the school’s local Federal Member of Parliament will attend the ceremony.

Suitable for: Years K–12
Availability: 10.45 am and 2.30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Number: up to 85 students

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