Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Workers Memorial Day Events

Below is a list of the events being held around the country for International Workers' Memorial Day on Friday, April 28. 

Please note, times vary according to State. 

New South Wales

Sydney: 12:00 – 01:30PM

Reflection Park, Darling Harbour 
Little Pier St 
Darling Harbour

Newcastle: 11:00AM

Workers Memorial Stone,
Foreshore Drive, (200 m from the Brewery)

Central Coast:   11:45AM – 12:45PM

Ourimbah Wall Of Remembrance 
8 Chittaway Rd 

*Please join us at the Ourimbah memorial, as we stand together and acknowledge the employees who left for work but never came home.
At the end of the service light refreshments and finger food will be served. 


Melbourne: 10:30 - 11:30AM
Victorian Trades Hall Council
Corner Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton South
Everyone is invited to attend the annual commemoration service at the Trades Hall. It will commence at 10.30am. There will be a short ceremony where workers killed in Victoria will be remembered, followed by a minute's silence at 11am. All welcome.

Morewell: 11:00AM
Centenary Rose Garden, Commercial Road
Organised jointly by the Asbestos Council of Victoria (GARDS) and the Gippsland Trades and Labour Council, the International Workers Memorial Day Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony will honour those who have lost their lives through workplace accidents and illness. Beginning at 11.00am, the event will feature guest speakers, music, an ecumenical service and will be followed by a free community BBQ provided by the GTLC.

Ballarat: 10:30AM
Trades Hall,  24 Camp Street, Ballarat VIC 3350
The Ballarat Trade Hall will be holding a morning tea at 10.30am. For more information and to RSVP, contact the BTLC on 03 5332 3666 or by email:

Wodonga: 5:00PM 
Sumsion Gardens [Belvoir Park] Wodonga Vic 3690:
Gather at 5pm for commemoration and stay for a BBQ. Contact AMWU Albury/ Wodonga for more information (02) 6024 1099


Brisbane:  8:15 am – 9:45 am
Workers’ Memorial Day Reception
Fraser Room, Level 5, Hotel Jen
159 Roma St, Brisbane City

RSVP: Jen Beveridge
m: 0427 280 737
RSVP by 21 April for catering purposes.

Ceremony commemorating Workers’ Memorial Day will be held at Emma Miller Place from 10am.

(Emma Miller Place is the parkland located directly next to Hotel Jen. Special, reserved seats will be arranged.)

Western Australia

Perth: 10:00AM

Solidarity Park
Harvest Terrace [opposite Parliament House
West Perth

South Australia

Adelaide: 10am 
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide.

Everyone affected by a work-related death or significant trauma is welcome to attend this service and provided the opportunity to contribute a personal item or photograph for the memorial display.

The ecumenical commemorative service will feature a candle-lighting ceremony as well as the symbolic release of doves and memorial balloons. Light refreshments will be served after the service in the hall adjoining the church. 


Launceston: 8:00 - 9:00AM
Workers' Memorial Park, Elizabeth Gardens (near Aurora Stadium).

Tasmanian unions invite all members of the community to stand together to mark this day.

The service will commence at 8am and will be followed by a barbeque breakfast.

RSVPs would be appreciated to


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