Remembrance

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Days, occassions and events we remember in Melbourne..

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Remembrance Day 2024
Remembrance Day 2024
St Kilda Road Melbourne
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 11am - Monday 11th November 2024 Remembering 106 years ago.. Every year at 11am on 11 November - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the...

First Moon Landing: 20 July 1969
First Moon Landing: 20 July 1969
Melbourne
It was 56 years ago on Sunday 20th July 1969 at 8:17 am (UTC) that man first landed on the moon. One Giant Leap For Mankind | NASA Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two...

Long Tan Day 2024 | Vietnam Veterans' Day
Long Tan Day 2024 | Vietnam Veterans' Day
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne
Also known as Long Tan Day, Vietnam Veterans' Day falls on 18 August each year. The Vietnam War was Australia's longest military engagement of the 20th century. Almost 60,000 Australians fought...

Melbourne Dust Storm 1983-2025
Melbourne Dust Storm 1983-2025
Melbourne
Everyone who was there remembers the dust storm that blew over Melbourne on the afternoon of Tuesday, 8th February 1983. A huge dust storm bought Melbourne to a halt, dumping a thousand tonnes of...

Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938-2024
Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938-2024
Mount Dandenong
On Tuesday 25th October 1938, an Australian National Airways Douglas DC-2 airplane crashed into the Dandenong Ranges killing all 18 passengers on board. The Kyeema airline plane flying from...

National Police Remembrance Day 2024
National Police Remembrance Day 2024
Melbourne
Sunday 29th September 2024 National Police Remembrance Day commemorates police officers from all Australian police services who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the community. Each...

National Sorry Day 2025
National Sorry Day 2025
Australia
Monday 26th May 2025 - National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the...

Police Blue Ribbon Day 2024
Police Blue Ribbon Day 2024
Melbourne
Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day. Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who protect and serve our community...

Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2025
Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2025
Melbourne
The fires that ravaged Victoria on Friday 13th January 1939 are considered one of the worst natural bushfires in the world. Almost 20,000 km (4,942,000 acres, 2,000,000 ha) of land was burnt, 71...

Remembrance Services @ The Shrine
Remembrance Services @ The Shrine
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne
Remembrance Services held at the Shrine of Remembrance. Remembrance Services on a Sunday, honour all units no longer able to make the pilgrimage to the Shrine. Monthly weekday memorial...

Remembrance: Ash Wednesday | 1983-2025
Remembrance: Ash Wednesday | 1983-2025
2 McBride St, Cockatoo
Each year we remember Ash Wednesday, the day on Wednesday 16th February in 1983 when fire claimed 47 human lives in Victoria and destroyed countless homes. Years of severe drought and extreme...

Remembrance: Black Saturday | 2009-2025
Remembrance: Black Saturday | 2009-2025
Marysville
February 2025 marks the 16th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced. Each year we remember the horrific day on...

Remembrance: Eastern Freeway Disaster | 2020-2025
Remembrance: Eastern Freeway Disaster | 2020-2025
Eastern Freeway Kew East
On 23 April 2020, a truck driver crashed his truck into a Porsche 911 and two police cars on the Eastern Freeway killing four police officers. Never Forgotten Police Officers Constable Lynette...

Remembrance: HMAS Goorangai | Commemoration Service 2024
Remembrance: HMAS Goorangai | Commemoration Service 2024
Hesse St Queenscliff
Sunday 17th November 2024* @ Queenscliffe Maritime Museum This annual service commemorates the sinking of the Minesweeper HMAS Goorangai in Port Phillip on November 20, 1940 with the loss of all...

Remembrance: Longford Gas Plant Explosion | 1998-2024
Remembrance: Longford Gas Plant Explosion | 1998-2024
South Road Longford
Today the Longford gas plant workers are remembered from deadly explosion that took place on 25 September 1998. The Longford gas explosion killed Peter Wilson and John Lowery. Eight workers...

Remembrance: September 11 | Tribute 2001-2024
Remembrance: September 11 | Tribute 2001-2024
Melbourne
Wednesday 11th September 2024 is the 23rd anniversary of one of the world's worst terrorist attacks when two hijacked planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre in Manhattan USA. It is important...

Separation Proclamation | Victoria Day 2024
Separation Proclamation | Victoria Day 2024
Melbourne
Friday 15th November 2024 On the 15th November 1850 the proclamation of Victoria's separation from New South Wales arrived from London. We celebrate Victoria Day on the 1st of July each year,...

The Shrine's Last Post Service
The Shrine's Last Post Service
The Shrine of Remembrance, Shrine Forecourt Melbourne
A weekly moment to pause and reflect Every Sunday, 4:45pm @ Shrine Forecourt Victoria's home of commemoration invites families, visitors and Melburnians to experience incredible stories of war...

Victoria Day 2025
Victoria Day 2025
Melbourne
Tuesday 1st July 2025 We celebrate the Anniversary of the Separation of Victoria and New South Wales which occurred on 1 July 1851 on Victoria Day, the 1st of July each year On that day,...

West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
Spotswood
Just before lunch on Thursday 15th October 1970, the West Gate Bridge suddenly groaned. An eerie pinging noise filled the air. A storm of rust flakes peeled off weathered steel. The girders started...



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