The State's annual Remembrance Day Service will be held this Saturday at the Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place from 10.15am. Everyone is encouraged to attend the service to pay our respects and to observe one minute's silence at 11am.

Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the peace agreement at 11am on 11 November 1918. It marks the hard-won end of the First World War after four years of conflict. It is difficult now to imagine the immense relief and end to suffering that this brought to all corners of the globe, to our soldiers overseas and their families and loved ones here in Australia. Since then, Remembrance Day has become a time for us to reflect on those who have died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts. 

Please use public transport

Public transport is the best way to get to the Service, particularly as several road closures will be in place. Visit or call 131 500 to plan your trip.

Further information

  • Pitt Street between Hunter and King Streets will be closed from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday, 11 November.
  • Clearways will be in place on Pitt and Hunter Streets from 8am.
  • Access to hotels and businesses within the closure will be managed by NSW Police.
  • Motorists should use alternate routes and expect delays. Visiit for details.