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2023 Diary of Navy Events in Victoria

This diary contains navy ship visits to Melbourne, events of interest that
HMAS Cerberus is involved in and also events / services at the Shrine in Melbourne.

The Diary is continually being updated with additions and amendments

Date Time Event Location P.O.C.
see below
Additional Information
10 Feb 1100 HMAS Voyager Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
12 Feb 1100 POW Memorial Service POW Memorial, Ballarat 7  
12 Feb 1200 National Servicemen's Association Service Shrine - Western Precinct 5  
15 Feb 1000 ex-Prisoners of War & Relatives Assoc. Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5
20 Feb 1000 Darwin Defenders Commemoration Shrine - 2nd World War Forecourt 5  
23 Feb -
01 Mar
All Week Navy Week   7 Events & locations TBA
27 Feb 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
01 Mar 0900 Father of the Navy Service Brighton Cemetery 7  
01 Mar 1100 HMAS Perth & USS Houston Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
01 Mar 1200 Creswelll Oration Waverley RSL 7  
27 Mar 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
09 Apr 1030 HMAS Vampire Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
16 Apr 1200 George Cros Award Day - Maltese Association Shrine - Forecourt 5  
24 April 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
25 Apr 0600 Anzac Day Dawn Service Shrine - Forecourt RSL  
25 Apr 0830 Anzac Day March Swanston St, CDB RSL  
05 May 1230 HMAS Castlemaine Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
07 May 1200 Battle of the Coral Sea Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5  
20 May 1130 Battle of Crete & Greek Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5  
22 May 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
31 May 1100 Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5  
18 Jun 1100 N Class Destroyers Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
26 Jun 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
30 Jun 1400 HMAS Waterhen Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
02 Jul 1000 Reserve Forces Day Shrine - Cenotaph 5  
06 Jul 1200 FESR Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5  
24 Jul 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
09 Aug 1100 HMAS Canberra Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
18 Aug 1100 Vietnam Veterans Day Shrine - Cenotaph 5  
20 Aug 1100 Op PEDESTAL Service Shrine - Cenotaph 5  
28 Aug 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
03 Sep 1400 Merchant Navy Day Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
11 Sep 1100 Battle of Bita Paka Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
17 Sep 1130 AE1 Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
25 Sep 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
21 Oct 1100 HMAS Lismore Service Shrine Reserve - Tree 7  
22 Oct 1000 Seafarer's Service Saint Paul's Cathedral 7  
23 Oct 1900 NHSA(Vic) Meeting Waverley RSL   Full details.....
11 Nov 1100 Remembrance Day Ceremony Shrine - Sanctuary 5  
27 Nov 1800 NHSA(Vic) End of Year Celebration Dinner Waverley RSL   Full details.....
19 Nov 1200 HMAS Sydney Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
26 Nov 1100 HMAS Goorangi Service Queenscliff 7  
01 Dec 1100 HMAS Armidale Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  
05 Dec 1200 Pearl Harbour Remembrance Service Shrine - Sanctuary 5  
11 Dec 1100 Armed Merchant Cruisers / Landing Ship Infantry Service Shrine - Sanctuary 7  

'Points of Contact' for further information:


(1)
All "SOUNDWAVES" bookings: AB Francis Piccin - Phone: 03 5931 8790 or Email:

All other RAN Band Melbourne enquiries should be emailed to LS David McPhee:

(2)
All requests to attend the Recruit School Graduations should be addressed via email to the following address:

(3)
 Additional information on Community Engagement events may be available by contacting WO Ian Waller via email at:

(4)
Ex-Navy guests are welcome to attend HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.  For more details, please contact CPO Greg Bingham:

(5)
Members of the public are welcome to attend all of the Naval Commemorative Services held at the Shrine of Remembrance. For information, contact the Shrine: 03 9661 8100

(6)
Additional information regarding ship visits may be available by contacting CMDR Furlonger (Visiting Ship Liaison Officer) on 0459 700 007.

(7)
For additional information go to the Shrine website  or contact Terry Makings - 0411 135 163.

(8)
Additional information about some major "whole-ship" events may be available by contacting the HMAS Cerberus First Lieutenant on 03 5931 5586

(9)
All DFSM concert Enquires & Bookings should be emailed to: .  Bookings close on Thursdays, one week prior to the event date.