National Remembrance Day and Memorial

National Police Remembrance Day

National Police Remembrance Day is a yearly service to honour our Victoria Police colleagues that have passed away.

National Police Remembrance Day is held on 29 September every year.

About National Police Remembrance Day

On 29 September, we pause to remember the Victoria Police employees who have passed away over the past 12 months. 

This date honours the dedicated police officers who have died serving their community. It also allows Victoria Police and the community to pay their respects to Victoria Police employees who have lost their lives over the last 12 months through illness or other circumstances.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation also holds Victoria's Blue Ribbon Day on the same date.

National Police Remembrance Day 2023

National Police Remembrance Day was commemorated on Friday, 29 September 2023 with a metropolitan march and service. Regional services were also held across the state.

Watch the National Police Remembrance Day 2023 service.

Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance

The Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance is an annual event. It is a national ride from police memorials around the country to the National Police Memorial in Canberra.

Riders head to Canberra's National Police Memorial to remember their mates who have fallen.

Raise money for Police Legacies

The Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance 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 more information and how to get involved, visit Wall to Wall Ride.

Victoria Police Memorial

The National Police Remembrance Day Melbourne service is held at the Victoria Police Memorial.

Opened in 2002 the Victoria Police Memorial is situated in Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne.

It stands as an ongoing dedication and reminder of the service provided by those killed in the line of duty.

Visit the Victoria Police Memorial

Address: St Kilda Road, Kings Domain, Melbourne, 3000(opens in a new window).

Closest tram stop: St Kilda Road and Grant Street (Police Memorial) – stop number 17 (available via routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72).

Ongoing welfare and support

Memorial services can make us feel a range of emotions, especially when honouring a tragic loss of life. Ongoing welfare and wellbeing support is available.

Current or former Victoria Police employees

Bluespace is available to current and former Victoria Police employees, their family and partners. Visit the Bluespace website for:

  • mental health and wellbeing information and resources
  • referral support.

Police veterans can also visit the Police Veterans Victoria website.

General public

Beyond Blue offers advice and support for mental health concerns.

For mental health information and support contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or visit the Beyond Blue website.

If you are experiencing a personal crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit the Lifeline website. Their crisis support service is available 24/7.