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Release date: Fri 1 January 2016
Last updated: Wed 31 August 2016
Victoria Police Memorial - Kings Domain Gardens
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.
Address: St Kilda Road, Kings Domain, Melbourne, 3000
National Police Remembrance Day: Thursday 29 September, 2016
In Victoria, the Blue Ribbon Foundation also holds Blue Ribbon Day on 29 September to coincide with National Police Remembrance Day.
The annual Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance is a national ride from police memorials around the country to the National Police Memorial in Canberra.
Victorian Wall to Wall riders head to the National Police Memorial in Canberra to remember their mates who have fallen.
The ride raises money for Police Legacies across Australia. Victoria Police Legacy (VPL) use money donated to it to support police families in Victoria who have lost a partner or parent.
For further information on Victoria Police Legacy visit http://policelegacyvic.org.au/
National Police Remembrance Day services
The National Police Remembrance Day service will be held on Thursday, 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 at 10am
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 at 4pm
Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Corner 5th Road and 6th Avenue, Springvale (Melway 591 K6)
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 at 6pm
Victoria Police Academy, View Mount Road, Glen Waverley.
An opportunity to light a candle in memory of police members who have died, including retired Victoria Police members, will be held on Tuesday, 29 September from 6pm to 7.45 pm in the Victoria Police Academy Chapel in Glen Waverley. (Current and retired Victoria Police employees and their families as well as the families of deceased Victoria Police employees only)
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.
To be advised