Remembrance Day is on Saturday, 11 November. On this day, we pay respect and pause for one minute to remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans and current serving personnel.
All members of the public are invited to participate in Remembrance Day commemorations across New South Wales.
In Sydney and throughout communities across the state, at local war memorials, schools, and in town centres, it is a time to come together to remember and reflect on the events that shaped our nation.
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Official service at the Cenotaph
The 2023 NSW Remembrance Day service took place at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney, at 10:30am on Saturday 11 November.
You can watch a replay of the service.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Remembrance Day service at Martin Place takes place on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay respect to their elders past and present, and acknowledge all the Aboriginal men and women who have served in Australia’s Defence forces.
Poppy Projections on the Sydney Opera House
The most noticeable symbol of Remembrance Day is the red Flanders poppy, with people encouraged to wear one on their left side to mark the day.
The sails of the Sydney Opera House will again be illuminated with poppies on Remembrance Day at both dawn and at dusk to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans and current serving personnel.
The projections will commence at approximately 5.00am until sunrise and then again at 8:00pm until midnight.
You can purchase a red poppy to wear from the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park Sydney and from the RSL Poppy Appeal: