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International Workers' Memorial Day

International Workers' Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day or Workers’ Mourning Day is held annually on April 28. It's a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.

Note that many of this year's services are being held on Monday 29 April.



Monday 29 April 2024 9am | National Workers Memorial, Kings Park

Join the ACT trade union movement as we honour and remember workers who have lost their lives while on the job. Light breakfast will be shared after a commemorative ceremony.


Central Coast

Monday 29 April 2024 10-11am | Central Coast Workers Memorial Wall of Remembrance, 8 Chittaway Rd, Ourimbah

In memory of those who have lost their lives as a result of workplace incidents or occupational illness.


Sunday 28 April 2024 12pm | Workers Memorial plaque at the Newcastle Foreshore, Wharf Rd

This event is hosted by Hunter Workers. International Workers Memorial Day serves as a reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the need for greater efforts to protect workers from harm. It is also a time to recognise the contributions and sacrifices of workers, and to renew the commitment to ensuring that all workers are able to work in safe and healthy conditions.

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Monday 29 April 2024 12pm | Reflection Park on Little Pier St, Darling Harbour

Commemorate the 2024 International Day of Mourning to remember those who have lost their lives through a workplace incident or because of contracting an occupational disease. The ceremony will have representatives from Unions NSW and SafeWork NSW, State Members of Parliament, religious representatives and family members who have lost a loved one.

Speak to your organiser about attending as there is limited capacity.

The service with also be livestreamed.


Sunday 28 April 2024 9am | Blacktown Showground, Richmond Rd

The International Day of Mourning is an important day to stop and reflect on those who have lost their lives, been injured at or made ill at work. On 28 April each year, countries around the world pause to remember and commemorate those who have lost their lives at work and share their memories.

The event is being hosted by the Mayor of Blacktown City, Cr Tony Bleasdale OAM with a keynote speech by Matthew Beckhaus, Co-Chair of the Safework NSW Family and Injured Workers Support and Advisory Group. 






Monday 29 April 2024 11am | Emma Miller Place, Roma Street, Brisbane

Queensland Council of Unions invited you to attend this year's service to remember those injured or killed at work.



Monday 29 April 2024 9:30am | Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide

Unions will be assembling at Parliament House, North Terrace at 9am before marching to Pilgrim Uniting Church at 9:30am in support of the families of victims of workplace deaths as they arrive for the service.



Monday 29 April 2024 12pm | Unions Tasmania, 212 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Each year, unions globally mark International Workers' Memorial Day to remember those workers who were killed or seriously injured at work. The day is also important to draw community attention to the importance of workplace health and safety, which requires our constant vigilance.

Unions Tasmania invites you to join us in our Hobart office on April 29 to mark the day.

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Sunday 28 April 2024 8am | Workers’ Memorial Park, Elizabeth Gardens, Invermay Road (near UTAS Stadium), Launceston

Unions Tasmania will host its traditional morning service on the day to honour Tasmanian workers who didn’t make it home. We invite all community members to join with us. A short service will be conducted with a free barbecue breakfast to follow.

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Sunday 28 April 2024 9:30am | Bendigo Trades Hall, 40 View St, Bendigo

Our International Workers' Memorial Day service will be held in our Workers' Memorial Garden located at the rear of the Bendigo Trades Hall. The service will begin at 9:30am followed by some light refreshments provided by the Trades Hall.

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Monday 29 April 2024 10:30am | Argyle Square, Lygon St, Carlton, and online

Every year, Victorian Trades Hall Council hosts a memorial service to remember those Victorians who lost their lives at work. Please join us on Monday 29 April for International Workers Memorial Day 2024 to commemorate the workers we've lost in the past year. The ceremony will include a minute's silence at 11am and an opportunity to lay wreaths.

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Monday 29 April 2024 10am | Solidarity Park, Harvest Tce, West Perth

This is the annual event we wish we didn't have to have. UnionsWA invites you to commemorate those workers killed and injured by attending our nondenominational service.

Terribly, three construction workers have been killed in WA in the space of a few weeks. Please join us to show your support for the many families, friends and co-workers who will be grieving as they remember a lost one. 

Following a wreath laying, the service will conclude around 11:30 am. You are welcome to lay a wreath at the memorial wall.

This year we will reflect on asbestos disease in Western Australia. Although asbestos was banned over 20 years ago, it still takes too many lives and leaves a legacy risk in our built and natural environment.

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