Remembrance Day commemorative package
On 11 November, we commemorate Remembrance Day. This date is the anniversary of the day the Armistice was signed as the first step to end fighting with Germany in World War I. We commemorate all who have died or suffered in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
We've posted a pack of resources to schools, ex-service organisations and other associations across Australia. Those resources are available to everyone in digital format too. Please display the posters this Remembrance Day, and explore our other content.
We've created 2 new posters this Remembrance Day.
Our Remembrance Day poster commemorates all who have died or suffered during wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Our second poster commemorates the 75th anniversary of Australia's involvement in global peacekeeping operations.
Stories of Service videos: Peacekeeping
What better way for students to understand peacekeeping than by hearing from those who experienced it?
Watch our short video biographies on Donald Barnby, Robert Nimmo and Cheryl Pearce who share their insights into peacekeeping around the world.
Peacekeeping: In Their Own Words lesson
Our new teaching resource in the In Their Own Words series explores Australia's contribution to international peacekeeping operations. Through veteran interviews students explore different peacekeeping experiences. Use the education questions as a tool to guide further learning and discussion.
Expressions visual art activities
Another 2 instalments from our Expressions: Commemoration through art series will help develop students' understanding of wartime artworks. The activities feature a painting by Wendy Sharpe and a photograph of Australian peacekeepers in the Middle East. Each includes inquiry questions to encourage student research with a focus on two different peacekeeping operations.
Peacekeeping and the United Nations Digibook
Another classroom-ready resource helps students to understand the role of the United Nations and its peace operations around the world. It highlights Australia's involvement in peacekeeping operations. Teacher notes and student activities accompany the digibook.
Generations of Service: The Lovett Family Digibook
A classroom-ready resource shares the stories of service of some Lovett family members. Designed for students in primary school, it is also for anyone interested in learning about the important role of First Nations people in Australia's military history. This book and related workbook explores some experiences of those who served, what happened when they returned home and commemoration.
Independence education book
Our newest book in the Century of Service series was developed with the Australian War Memorial. It explores the stories of Australians who served in the Commonwealth Naval Force and the Royal Australian Navy, focusing on the determination, resilience and commitment of navy life. Read the book online or download a PDF copy.
Legacy 100th anniversary
Legacy is an iconic Australian organisation. It supports families of veterans who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in war, peacekeeping operations or training.
In 1923, a group of World War 1 veterans set out to help the widows and children of some 60,000 Australian service personnel who were killed. In 1923, Major General Sir John Gellibrand formed the Remembrance Club in Hobart. Another returning soldier, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige, was inspired to establish a similar club in Melbourne named Legacy.
With the help of dedicated volunteers, known as Legatees, Legacy provides support through its local clubs. Today it supports around 43,000 widows, children and dependants across Australia.
Download the official Legacy Centenary poster to show your support for Legacy.
- Keeping the Legacy promise alive for 100 years printable poster PDF 2.1MB
- Keeping the Legacy promise alive for 100 years screen poster PDF 1.7MB
Centenary torch relay around the world
Legacy will mark 100 years of supporting families who have lost a veteran with the Legacy Centenary Torch Relay.
The Centenary Torch Relay will begin on Anzac Day, 25 April 2023. It will start in Pozieres, France, travel to London, England, then continue its tour throughout Australia.
You can follow the torch's journey on the 'Legacy 100th Torch Relay' mobile app from:
Get in touch
If you have any questions or comments or want to ask about hard copies of DVA's calendar or posters, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also reach us at this postal address:
Community Engagement Section
Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Brisbane QLD 4001