Your Remembrance Day guide

This year marks the 100th Anniversary since the end of World War I. As it falls on a Sunday, it’s also the perfect chance to pay your respects and celebrate this momentous milestone. There will be a commemorative ceremony here in Blacktown, as well as a big event in the city. Here’s everything you need to know.

Celebrate locally
Come along to the Blacktown Showground to witness a commemorative march at 10.30am, followed by a memorial ceremony at 11am. Blacktown City, Blacktown RSL, Seven Hills Toongabbie RSL, Riverstone – Schofields RSL, Rooty Hill RSL, Cumberland National Serviceman’s Association, the 202 local Army Cadet Corps, local Scout and Guides Groups and the Air League have all joined together to make this event possible.

When: Sunday, 11 November 2018, 10:30am - 01:00pm
Where: Blacktown Showground, Richmond Road, Blacktown

In the city
The Remembrance Day celebrations are set to be a big day out this year, which the whole family will enjoy. In honour of 100 years since the end of the war, the 2018 Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, rather than the usual location at the Cenotaph in Martin Place. Following the service, the expanded Memorial will be open to the public to explore.

The Anzac Memorial was first built to honour all the brave souls who served their country during World War I. On the 50th anniversary, the memorial was re-dedicated to all Australians who have served during any conflict and peacekeeping mission. Now, on its 100th anniversary, the memorial has been expanded to include additional learning and interpretation spaces. Guided tours will be available of the Memorial on the day.

Also to celebrate the special milestone, live performances by military bands and choirs, as well as theatrical performances of Morris Gleitzman’s Loyal Creatures, will take place. Creative writing and arts and crafts workshop will also be available for kids to partake in.

When: Sunday, 11 November 2018, 10:15am - 05:00pm
Where: Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney