Australian national commemorations

 

Commemorating those who have served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Upcoming anniversaries and events

Our National Commemorations Program aims to provide recognition, respect and acknowledgement to all Australian veterans, which supports DVA's objectives relating to veteran health and wellbeing. We achieve this through domestic and overseas events and the media.

Australians come together to commemorate significant events and anniversaries of wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

11 November 2020
Remembrance Day

20 December 2020
105th anniversary of the last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli

3 January 2021
80th anniversary Battle of Bardia, first AIF action of WW2

19 February 2021
Bombing of Darwin Day 

9 March 2021
International Women's Day

5 April 2021
80th anniversary of the Greek Campaign

11 April 2021
80th anniversary Battle of start of the Seige of Tobruk

25 April 2021
Anzac Day

1 May 2021
75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic

5 May April 2021
Battle of the Coral Sea Day

8 May 2021
Victory in Europe (VE) Day

6 June 2021
50th anniversary of Long Khan

Past activities

9 January 2020
80th anniversary of the first contingent of the 2nd AIF embarking for the Middle East

29 January 2020
75th anniversary of the first Death March to Ranau in WW2

18 February 2020
50th anniversary of the Battle for Long Hai (Operation Hammersley)
Watch the National service to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Operation Hammersley

19 February 2020
Bombing of Darwin Day

22 February 2020
25th anniversary of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda, Operation TAMAR.
Watch the National service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda, Operation TAMAR

22 April 2020
30th Anniversary Kibeho Massacre, Rwanda

24 April 2020
Kapyong Day (Korean War)

25 April 2020
Anzac Day
Watch the National service to commemorate Anzac Day
Watch the Pause and reflect moment on Anzac Day

1 May 2020
75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic

1 May 2020
75th anniversary of the Oboe 1 landings on Tarakan, Borneo

5 May 2020
Battle of the Coral Sea Day

8 May 2020
Victory in Europe (VE) Day

8 May 2020
75th anniversary of the Battle of Wewak

10 June 2020
75th anniversary of the Oboe 6 landings on Balikpapan, Borneo

25 June 2020
70th anniversary of the Korean War starting

27 July 2020
Korean Veterans' Day

6 August 2020
105th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine

6 August 2020
75th anniversary of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

7 August 2020
105th anniversary of the Battle of the Nek

9 August 2020
75th anniversary of the Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki

15 August 2020
Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day
Watch the National service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

18 August 2020
Vietnam Veterans' Day

31 August 2020
Malaya and Borneo Veterans' Day

2 September 2020
75th anniversary of General Blamey signing the Instrument of Surrender onboard USS Missouri

2 September 2020
Battle for Australia Day

3 September 2020
Merchant Navy Day

14 September 2020
National Peacekeepers' and Peacemakers' Day


Last updated: 27 October 2020

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2020), Australian national commemorations, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 5 December 2020, http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/commemoration/commemoration-days/national-program
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