Police Memorials

There are several sites of commemoration for Police in NSW and around Australia: The National Police Memorial in Canberra, The NSW Service Memorial, and The NSW Police Wall of Remembrance. NSW Police Legacy does not administer or maintain these memorials, but we recognise their deep symbolic importance to those who have served, and to those who have lost friends, family, or colleagues. The memorials are a concrete reminder of service given and sacrifice made.

The National Police Memorial in Canberra was dedicated on National Police Remembrance Day, 29 September 2006. It serves as a solemn memorial to fallen officers from around Australia. Each year, on National Police Remembrance Day, a commemorative ceremony is held. Nominations to have names included on the memorial close 1 July each year. Details are available on the Memorial website.

The NSW Service Memorial at the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills was dedicated in 2015, and honours NSW police employees, both sworn and unsworn, who have died while serving or were unable to continue work because of an injury or illness, and have subsequently passed away as a result. Applications to have names added to the memorial are considered annually, and can be made by completing the form available on the NSW Police website.

The NSW Police Wall of Remembrance in The Domain was dedicated in 1999, and honours NSW Police Officers who have served the state, and those who have lost their lives in the course of duty.