Remembrance Day

War Memorial, Sturt Street

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. 

The Australian Corps had achieved a fighting reputation out of proportion to their numbers, but victory had come at a heavy cost. In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the post-war decades. 

Service Details

Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour 

Saturday 11 November

9.30am to 10am 

Memorial Wall, adjacent to the Arch of Victory


Ballarat RSL 

Saturday 11 November

10.30am to 11.30am 

Ballarat Cenotaph, Sturt Street 


Buninyong RSL

Saturday 11 November


The Buninyong RSL Memorial Park


Sebastopol RSL 

Saturday 11 November


Sebastopol Cenotaph, Albert Street 


Ex-POW Memorial

Saturday 11 November

11.45am to 12pm 

Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial 

Traffic Information

Cenotaph, Sturt Street: 

For the safety of participants and all road users, the following traffic alterations will be installed for Sturt Street between 10am to 12noon: 

  • Sturt Street eastbound will be closed between Lyons St and Dawson St from approximately 10am until 12noon. Detours in place via Mair St. 

  • Sturt Street westbound will remain open, but limited to one-lane traffic with speed limits reduced to 40km/h. 

  • Traffic will not be able to cross Sturt Street via the Lyons Street intersection in either direction. 

Short delays are expected; therefore, all road users are reminded to approach the area with caution and follow the direction of traffic marshals and police. 

Pedestrian access to shops and services will remain accessible. 

For more information about the Remembrance Day service please contact the Ballarat RSL branch on (03) 5332 3300 or for more details regarding traffic management and other event operations contact council’s events unit on 03 5320 5500 or email

Commemoration Ideas

There are many ways to commemorate from wherever you are - at home, school or work - this Remembrance Day: 

  • Observe a minute's silence at 11am on the 11th of November 

  • Explore the origins of Remembrance Day and it's traditions 

  • Wear a poppy to pay tribute to the fallen 

  • Read one of hundreds of articles about our veterans and their service 

  • Make your own poppy or Remembrance wreath 

  • Take a virtual tour inside the Hall of Memory 

  • Share who you are remembering during the one minute's silence on Remembrance Day using the hashtag #WeRememberThem on social media