Remembrance Day 2022

Remembrance Day is on Friday, 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.

Remembrance Day commemorations across NSW will proceed as normal this year and all members of the public can attend.

In Sydney and throughout our communities, at local war memorials, schools, and in town centres, it is a time for the NSW community to come together to remember and reflect on the events which shaped our nation.

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Official service at the Cenotaph


Remembrance Day 2022 official photo

The 2022 NSW Remembrance Day service took place at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney, between 10:30am and 11:30am on Friday 11 November 2022.

The event was open to the public.

Watch the service

Remembrance Day 2022 official service


Keep our communities COVID-safe

COVID-19 is a serious illness that is still circulating in the community.

NSW Health continues to remind everyone across the community to do the little things to stay safe, including wearing a mask in crowded places (including on public transport), getting together where there’s fresh air and keeping up good hand hygiene.

Please do not attend a Remembrance Day event if you have any acute symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever). Stay home if you feel unwell, especially if you have tested positive to COVID-19.  

Consider taking a rapid antigen test before attending a Remembrance Day event as there may be people attending who are at higher risk of severe illness.

Monitor for symptoms after attending a Remembrance Day event. If you get sick, get tested and stay home. People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (including people 60 years and older and people with chronic health conditions) should contact their GP or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

Read the latest COVID-19 updates.


11 November significance

Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November and marks the signing of the peace agreement between Germany and the Allies that ended the Great War of 1914-1918.

The Second World War began just 21 years later. Almost a million Australians served during that conflict that lasted close to six years. Armistice Day was then renamed Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is a day to remember and honour all Australians who have served.

Find out more information about the significance of the commemoration.


Official image from Remembrance Day 2021 Sydney

Poppy Projections on the Sydney Opera House

The sails of the Sydney Opera House will once 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 on Friday 11 November at approximately 5am until sunrise and then at 8pm concluding at 11pm.


Poppies Projected on the Sydney Opera House

80th Anniversary of Kokoda

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the Kokoda Track campaign. Approximately 625 Australians were killed and more than 1600 wounded in the four-month battle along the Kokoda Track in 1942.

To commemorate the Australians who served in the Second World War, including on the Kokoda Track, visit the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway that stretches from Concord Hospital to Rhodes Station.

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, present and emerging, and acknowledge all the Aboriginal men and women who have served in Australia’s Defence forces.

Relevant organisations

For further information and for the opportunity to donate, please visit the following:

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