National Police Memorial

National Police Memorial

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The National Police Memorial pays tribute to Australian Police Officers who have been killed on duty or died as a result of their duties since the start of policing in Australia.

The Memorial, dedicated on National Police Remembrance Day on 29 September 2006, recognises the unique nature of police service and the dangers that police face in their daily pursuits.

Subdued lighting adds atmosphere every evening from dusk. See each of the 700+ touchstones individually lit. The rear of the wall is lit with an image of St Michael, the Patron Saint of Policing.

  • National Police Memorial at dawn
    National Police Memorial at dawn. Photo: Maun Luke
  • National Police Memorial
    National Police Memorial. Photo: Maun Luke
  • National Police Memorial Day service
    National Police Memorial Day service
  • National Police Memorial
    National Police Memorial
  • National Police Memorial at night
    National Police Memorial at night. Photo: Maun Luke

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Access at all times

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Location

National Police Memorial

Kings Park, Wendouree Drive, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 42 REVIEWS

Ranked #56 of 224 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Impressive Memorial but there are far two many names on it. Certainly evocative.”

Reviewed on 01/07/2021

We found this Memorial whilst walking around the banks of Lake Burley Griffen. It is on the Northern shore near the National Carillon.

The Memorial commemorates Australian police from all States and...

Review by

westy54

“Respect”

Reviewed on 27/02/2020

Visited out of respect for our police men & women that put their lives on the line for us. Not a lot to see but would mean a lot to a person that has lost a loved one in the line of duty. Glad we...

Review by

penfs

“Beautiful”

Reviewed on 29/10/2019

A beautiful location and memorial. Words in stone written by children, wives, work mates about there lost ones. Great to see 'aboriginal assistants' (trackers) included. Very emotional if you know...

Review by

Greg S

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