School Wreathlaying Ceremony

Please note changes to the School Wreath Laying Ceremony due to COVID-19

Health and safety is top priority for the Memorial, and social distancing and hygiene guidelines remain in place. To safely manage school visits we have made changes to school bookings. The School Wreath Laying Ceremony will be delivered in a modified format, 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.


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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