National Workers Memorial

National Workers Memorial

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The National Workers Memorial honours Australians who have lost their lives to work-related accidents, incidents or disease and celebrates the vital contribution of Australian workers to building this nation.

The Workers' Glade design of the Memorial comprises eight stone columns positioned to reflect the outline of Australia.

Concentric ripples radiate from the columns to form a public plaza. This ripple effect acknowledges the profound impact work-related loss has on communities and families. The Memorial provides an important focal point for Workers' Memorial Day, recognised internationally on 28 April each year.

  • National Workers Memorial in Kings Park
    National Workers Memorial
  • National Workers Memorial inauguration
    National Workers Memorial inauguration

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

All hours

COSTS

Free

Location

National Workers Memorial

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

Features

Barbeque

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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