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Release date: Mon 28 August 2017

Last updated: Fri 8 September 2017

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


National Police Remembrance Day: 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


National Police Remembrance Day services

Friday 29 September, 2017

The National Police Remembrance Day service will be held on Friday, 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 9am

Open invitation to all police members (past and present), their families and the Victorian community to the official service for National Police Remembrance Day.

Participants are to gather in the south-bound service lane on St Kilda Road, between Princes Bridge and Linlithgow Avenue at 9am (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 is pleased to offer an open invitation to all police members and their families to the official closing of National Police Remembrance Day.

National Police Remebrance Day End of Day Reflection conducted by Senior Police Chaplain Reverend David Thompson.

Police Memorial, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Highway, Springvale

The End of Day Reflection and the lowering of the Police Ensign will commence at 4pm.

Following the service, afternoon tea will be served at the Clarence Reardon Centre Function Rooms.

Please be advised the Informal Lighting of Candles at the Police Academy is not occuring this year.


Regional services



2pm (45 minute service)
St. Marys Church, Main Street, Bairnsdale


10.30am  (full service)
Ballarat Central Uniting Church, cnr Lydiard Street South and Dana St


Police Monument, High Street, Mansfield


10am  (45 minute service)
The Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo


Colac Police Station, Front Entrance car park, Queen Street, Colac
Followed by morning tea in the Guide Hall next to the station.


9.30am (10 minute service)
Fawner Police Station, 1151 Sydney Road, Hadfield


St. Paul's Anglican Church, Latrobe Terrace Geelong (1 hour service)
Speaker: Superintendent Naylor


10am  (full service)
Hamilton Uniting Church, 113 Lonsdale Street, Hamilton


10.30am - March from the Horsham Police Station.
11am - Saints Michael and John Church, corner of McLachlan and Urqhart Streets, Horsham
Lunch will proceed the service in the Parish Centre.


10.30am  (45 minute service)
Inverloch Community Hub, A'Beckett Street, Inverloch
Refreshments to follow.


10.30am  (10 minute service)
Lilydale Police Station, 6-10 Albert Hill Road, Lilydale



10am  (full service)
Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre
Forensic Drive, Macleod
(Victoria Police personnel only)


11am (full service)
Mansfield Police Memorial, Corner Height and Highett Streets, Mansfield


11am  (1 hour service)
Church of Christ, 125 Deakin Street, Mildura


11am  (1 hour service)
Rosebud RSL, 117 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud
Refreshments to follow.


10am  (10 minute service)
Seymour Police Station, corner of Tallarook and High Streets, Seymour


11am  (1 hour service)
St Paul's Lutheran Church, 54 Poplar Avenue, Shepparton
Light lunch to follow.

Sunshine North

Hosted by the Westgate Branch of the Blue Ribbon Foundation
Italian Social Club, Furlong Road, Sunshine North 


10.45am  (full service)
Commencing with a march to the new memorial at Old Police Precinct South West TAFE, Gillies Street, Warrnambool
Followed by morning tea in TAFE building.

Wodonga (Albury)

10.30am   (30 minute service)
Sacred  Heart Church, 285 Beechworth Rd Wodonga 


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