Australians mark 100 years since end of World War I

Remembrance Day ceremonies have been held across Australia to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.

Crowds at services have observed one minute's silence from 11:00am, marking the Armistice that ended the war in 1918, as well as the sacrifice of Anzac soldiers.

A bugler at the Remembrance Day National Ceremony in Canberra, standing in front of a crowd.

Australian Capital Territory

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed a large crowd gathered at the National Remembrance Day ceremony in Canberra.

a man speaks in front of a lectern in front of a crowd.

After the final note of the Last Post sounded, thousands of people at the Australian War Memorial stood in silence for one minute.

Mr Morrison led the service, remembering those who lost their lives in World War I and conflicts since.

A student lays a poppy at the Remembrance Day National Service in Canberra.

"We honour the 102,000 Australians who have lost their lives in war for us," Mr Morrison said.

The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten were among those who lay wreaths by a marble plaque, engraved with the words "their name liveth for evermore".

a man bends over to lay a wreath

New South Wales

A group of people place poppies on a water feature at the Anzac Memorial water feature.

Hundreds of people gathered at the newly renovated Anzac Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park for the NSW centenary service.

Usually held at Martin place, the Remembrance Day service was the first opportunity for members of the public to take a look inside the new centenary extension which opens today.

crowds gather around a memorial in a park

The extension fulfils the artist's original vision for a second water feature on the other side of the memorial.

Once people move through that water feature they find themselves underground at the new hall of service.

three people stand at a memorial with a crowd behind them


Thousands of people gathered at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

Poppies were placed on the grass mounds surrounding the shrine, and arranged to spell out The Ode, from the Poem for the Fallen.

In the wake of Friday's Bourke Street attack, in which a man was fatally stabbed and the attacker shot dead by police, tight security was in place for today's service.


Thousands of people gathered for Brisbane's Remembrance Day event, despite delays to the upgrade of Anzac Square.

Uniformed soldiers gather around a memorial in Brisbane.

Poor weather has been blamed for the joint $22 million State Government and Brisbane City Council restoration not being finished in time.

The service went ahead as planned, but patrons could only view the eternal flame from one city street and not from the Anzac Square gardens.

There were also large screens in King George Square for people to watch the event.

uniformed soldiers stand near war memorial


Hundreds of people gathered at Hobart's cenotaph where school choirs performed alongside the Australian Army band.

soldiers standing and playing drums at memorial with crowd and in background

State and federal politicians laid wreaths, and the Air Force conducted a flyover overhead.

There were plans for an $11 million bridge at the cenotaph to be open in time for today's ceremony, but problems with fabrication and construction meant has not eventuated.

Across the state, ceremonies were also held from Zeehan in the west to Dover in the south.

soldiers playing instruments near war memorial

Western Australia

One hundred buglers positioned around the Perth CBD will sound the Last Post as one to commemorate Remembrance Day in Perth.

A commemorative service will also be held at the State War Memorial in Kings Park.

More than 60,000 poppies are on display in the grounds of Kings Park, representing the Australians killed in the war.

For the first time today, the new Anzac Bell will also ring out from Perth's Bell Tower.

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