Australian Commemorative Program

The Century of Service honours and commemorates the service and sacrifice by generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War to today. 

2015
Date Anniversary Venue
19 June 65th anniversary of the Malayan Emergency Australian War Memorial
15 August 70th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Various locations
2016
Date Anniversary Venue
26 February 25th anniversary of end of the First Gulf War 11am - Commemorative Service held at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, and a Commemorative Address at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
10 April 75th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk Commemorative Service held at the Rats of Tobruk Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
14 April 75th anniversary of the Battle of Greece and Crete Commemorative Service held at the Australian Hellenic Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
11 August 50th anniversary of the end of Indonesian Confrontation Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial
18 August 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and Australia’s service in the Vietnam War Commemorative Service held at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra; and a Commemorative Service held at the Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera Military Base, Brisbane.
2017
Date Anniversary Venue
15 February 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore Commemorative Service held at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat
May/June (TBC) 75th anniversary of Bomber Command Operations Bomber Command Memorial, Australian War Memorial
25 August 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay Australian War Memorial
14 September 70th anniversary of Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Commemorative Service held at the proposed Australian Peacekeeping Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
23 October 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the culmination of the North Africa campaigns Australian War Memorial
7 November 75th anniversary of the Kokoda and the Beachheads Australian War Memorial
2018
Date Anniversary Venue
10 January 25th anniversary of arrival of 1RAR task group in Somalia To be confirmed
1 May 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Commemorative Service held at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
13 May 50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral Commemorative Service held at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
27 July 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Commemorative Service held at the Australian National Korean War Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
16 October 75th anniversary of Australian work on Hell Fire Pass and completion of the Thai Burma Railway Commemorative Service held at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat
11 November 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice Various locations