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Release date: Wed 14 September 2016

Last updated: Thu 29 September 2016

Victoria Police Memorial

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.

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

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National Police Remembrance Day: Thursday 29 September, 2016

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.

Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance

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

Thursday 29 September, 2016

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 (Step-off) for the parade.

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

Uniform requirements:

  • Ceremonial - long sleeved shirt, tie and salute blue cap; or
  • Operational - full operational uniform and salute blue cap.

Long medals may be worn by uniform and plain clothes members.


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 Thursday, 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.
 

Regional services

 

Ballarat

10.30am
Ballarat Central Uniting Church, cnr Lydiard St Sth and Dana St
Light refreshments in the Parish hall afterwards

Bairnsdale

2pm
St Mary's Catholic Church, Main St, Bairnsdale

Bendigo

10am
RSL  Soldiers Memorial Institute Forecourt, Pall Mall, Bendigo
If inclement weather 10.30am Bendigo RSL, Havilah Road, North Bendigo

Colac

11am
Colac police station, front entrance car park, Queen Street, Colac
Followed by morning tea in the Guide Hall next to the station

Frankston

11am
Frankston RSL, 183 Cranbourne Road, Frankston
 

Hamilton

10am
Hamilton Uniting Church, 113 Lonsdale Street, Hamilton

Horsham

11am
Gather outside the police station in Roberts Avenue for procession to St Michael and John's Catholic Church, corner McLachlan and Urquhart Streets for service.
Lunch served in Parish Hall after service, all welcome

Macleod

 

10.30am
Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre
Forensic Drive, Macleod
(Victoria Police personnel only)

Marysville

11am
Marysville Police station, 13 Murchison St, Marrysville
Refresments served in the park next to the station after the service

Mildura

11am
Salvation Army, cnr 14th St and Ettewanda Ave , Mildura

Morwell

10.30am
RSL 52 Elgin St Morwell

Port Campbell

1.30pm
Port Campbell police station, 61 Lord Street, Port Campbell 
 

Rosebud

11am
Rosebud RSL, 117 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

Seymour

10am
Seymour Police Station, 58 Tallarook Street, Seymour

Shepparton        

11am
St Paul's Lutheran Church, 54 Poplar Avenue, Shepparton

Sunshine

1pm
Sunshine RSL, 99 Dickson Street, Sunshine 
Light refreshments from 12.15pm

Warrnambool

11am
Christ Church, Henna Street, Warrnambool
(just around the corner from the Warrnambool Police Station)

Wodonga (Albury)

11am
St Mathew's Anglican Church, 520 Kiewa St, Albury

(updated 23/09/16)

 

 

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