Commemorating Centenary of Armistice across WA

Department of Communities

This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The end of the war—or Armistice—is acknowledged every year in Australia on 11 November – Remembrance Day.

This year, the Department of Communities (Communities) is coordinating a number of activities across Perth and regional WA to commemorate the centenary of Armistice. Communities has also created a suite of digital resources to assist organisations and agencies acknowledge the centenary of Armistice with external stakeholders.

Centenary of Armistice Short Films

A series of short films will be showcased at Yagan Square, Perth Cultural Centre Big Screen and Northbridge Piazza Superscreen from 29 October to 11 November 2018. These films use powerful real images from the First World War to capture life during war.

Cascading Poppies – Urban Light Installation

Prominent WA landmarks with connections to the Western Australian war effort will each be lit up with 59 000 poppies to commemorate the Australian lives lost in the First World War. The installations will take place from 5 – 11 November 2018 at sites including Exmouth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Albany, Bunbury, the Fremantle Maritime Museum and St George’s Cathedral in Perth.

Logos and Resources

Communities has created a number of resources to help organisations acknowledge the Centenary of Armistice, including infographics and logos.

For more information about any of these events, or to download Armistice resources, visit Communities’ website.