Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

This service honours Aboriginal service men and women, past and present.

The annual event is held on 31 May and usually at the Shrine of Remembrance. This years’ service will be delivered via a video available here, from 11am Sunday 31 May. 

Ahead of the service, feel free to download the event booklet which includes the order of proceedings:

The services gives Victorians an opportunity to come together and honour and pay respects to Aboriginal service men and women.

About the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

Aboriginal people have served in every conflict and peace keeping mission involving Australia for more than a century. For many years, their service was not recognised.

In 2006, Aunty Dorothy ‘Dot Peters (born 1930, died 2019), sought to change this and initiated the honouring of Aboriginal service men and women in Victoria. In 2007, the first Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service was held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee

The committee:

  • provides advice to the Victorian Government on issues of Aboriginal service recognition in Victoria
  • assesses applications for the Aunty Dot Peters Award

Reviewed 17 August 2020

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