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Release date: Tue 8 February 2011

Last updated: Tue 24 September 2013


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 the 157 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.

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, 2013

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.

Due to National Police Remembrance Day falling on a weekend this year, the march and service will be held on Friday, 27 September.

The march commences at Princes Bridge at 9am.

The service begins at 9.20am at the Victoria Police Memorial, Tom's Block, St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

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

The 2013 National Police Remembrance Day Regional Service details are available for download here.

After the National Police Remembrance Day 2013 service there are two other events.

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.

Afternoon tea, including hot and cold savouries, will be served at the conclusion of the ceremony in the Reflection Function Room.

Informal Lighting of Candles of Remembrance

An opportunity to light a candle in memory of police members who have died (including those who retired from Victoria Police) will be provide from 6pm to 7.45 pm in the Victoria Police Academy Chapel.

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 will then conclude the observance by 8pm. These will be led by Reverend Dr John Broughton, Senior Police Chaplain.


2013 National Police Remembrance Day Regional Service

Sunday 22 September


10:00am - Electra Street Uniting Church, Corner of Electra Street & Pasco Street, Williamstown (Dress for police members will be Tunics/Office Kit with medals, morning tea will be served after the service)

Friday 27 September


10:30am - Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 283 Beechworth Rd, Wodonga
To be followed by morning tea at 11:30am


10.00am- Commemorative Cuppa at the Bairnsdale Club, Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale
10.30am- Main Service (please RSVP by email or natalie.o'


10.30am- St. Peter's Anglican Church, 1307 Sturt Street, Ballarat


10.00am- Benalla Police Station, Bridge Street, Benalla
(Will also be dedicating a rock and plaque in memory of Brendan LYNCH)


10.00 am- Colac Police Station, Queen Street, Colac followed by morning tea in the Guide Hall next to the Station


10.00am- Hamilton Uniting Church


11.00am- St. Michael and St John's Catholic Church, Corner McLachlan and Urqhart
Streets, Horsham


11.00am- St. John's, Anglican Church, Wakool Street, Barham, NSW.
(Combined Victoria / NSW service )


9.30am- Forensic Drive, Macleod


10.30am- St Margaret's Anglican Church, Corner Deakin and Eleventh Streets, Mildura


10.30am- Moe RSL, 63-67 Albert St, Moe

Port Campbell

1.30pm- Port Campbell Police Station, Lord Street, Port Campbell


10.00am- Rye RSL, 5 Nelson St, Rye


11.00am- St Brendans Church, 121 Knight Street, Shepparton


11.00am- Warrnambool Police Station, 214 Koroit Street, Warrnambool

Sunday 29 September


11.00am- Bendigo RSL, Pall Mall, Bendigo

Tuesday 1 October


10.00am Frankston RSL, 183 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston


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