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Release date: Tue 8 February 2011

Last updated: Mon 15 September 2014


Victoria Police Memorial - Kings Domain Gardens

Opened in 2002, the Victoria Police Memorial situated in Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, stands as a dedication and constant reminder of the service provided by those brave men and women who have been killed in the line of duty.

The memorial is a tribute to police who have had their lives brought to a tragic and abrupt end. The memorial is a fitting reminder of the sacrifice each have made to provide a safe and secure community.

At this year's event we remember 157 men and women who, over the past 161 years have paid the supreme sacrifice while serving Victoria Police.

The historical addition of Senior Constable David Hobden will occur as part this year's Remembrance Day event. 

Address:  St Kilda Road, Kings Domain, Melbourne, 3000
Closest Tram Stop: St Kilda Road and Grant Street - stop number 17  (available via Route 3/3a,5,6,8,16,64,67 and 72)
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National Police Remembrance Day




National Police Remembrance Day: 29 September, 2014

National Police Remembrance Day is a time for members of Victoria Police and the community to honour the dedicated men and women who have died serving their community.

In Victoria, the Blue Ribbon Foundation also holds Blue Ribbon Day on 29 September to coincide with National Police Remembrance Day.

National Police Remembrance Day services 

The National Police Remembrance Day service will be held on Monday, 29 September with a metropolitan service and regional services across the state to recognise police who have died in the line of duty. 

Metropolitan service
Participants are to gather in the south-bound service lane on St Kilda Road, between Princes Bridge and Linlithgow Avenue at 10am for the parade.

A service will follow at the Victoria Police Memorial, Kings Domain.

End of Day Reflection
Springvale Botanical Cemetery is pleased to offer an open invitation to all police members and their families to the official closing of National Police Remembrance Day.

The End of Day Reflection and the lowering of the Police Ensign will commence at 4pm.

Informal Lighting of Candles of Remembrance
An opportunity to light a candle in memory of police members who have died, including retired Victoria Police members, will be held on Monday, 29 September from 6pm to 7.45 pm in the Victoria Police Academy Chapel in Glen Waverley.

Please feel free to come and go at any stage during this time.

This is an inter-faith observance and will conclude with a formal reading of names entered into the Remembrance Book in recent weeks by families and friends of former members. The book is located on the Altar in the Chapel of Remembrance (Blue Chapel). Names may be added at any time until the 'commendation' at 7.45pm.

Brief prayers led by Senior Police Chaplain Reverend Dr John Broughton will conclude the observance.

Regional services


St Peter's Anglican Church, 1307 Sturt Street at 10.30am for a service by Police Chaplain Father Gerald Loos


Forecourt RSL Memorial, Pall Mall at 10am with refreshments afterwards at Bendigo and District RSL,  Havilah Road, Bendigo.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 Premier Street at 3pm.


Frankston RSL, 183 Cranbourne Road at 10.30am.


Hamilton Uniting Church, Lonsdale Street at 10am.


St Michael and John's Catholic Church, corner McLachlan and Urquhart streets at 11am for a service by Police Chaplain Father Peter Hudson.


Inverloch Community Hub, 16 A'Beckett Street at 10.30am.


Police Memorial, intersection of High and Highett streets, at 11am.


Mentone RSL, 9 Palermo Street, at 9.30am.


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 11th Street, at 11am for a service by local Police Chaplain Reverend Gary Fordham.


Rosebud RSL, 117 Eastbourne Road at 10am.


St Brendan's Church, 143/149 Knight Street, Shepparton at 11am.


Springvale Botanical Cemetery for official closing of National Police Remembrance Day. The End of Day Reflection and the lowering of the Police Ensign will start at 4pm.




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