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VP Day Memorial Service

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us  as we honour the local men and women who served and those who were based on the Tablelands during WWII at a ceremony at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park on Sunday 11 August.

Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender and, for Australians, the end of World War II.

During WWII the Tablelands area became the largest military base in Australia, and Rocky Creek was the site of the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.

This year is the 79th anniversary of victory in the Pacific and we’ll be dedicating 16 individual plaques during the ceremony, including one recognising the 100th anniversary of Legacy. A replacement plaque for the 21st Australian Infantry Brigade will be rededicated.

The dedication and unveiling of the plaques commences at 10am.

The VP Day Memorial Service commences at 11am, and you’re invited to be seated by 10.45am.

Join us afterwards for a sausage sizzle under the gum trees thanks to Tolga Museum and Historical Society, and 1940s swing music from the Tablelands Brass Band.

Limited camping for self-contained vehicles is available in the adjacent rest area.

The speed limit on the Kennedy Highway near the entrance to the park will be reduced to 60km/hr between 8.30am and 12.30pm.


August 11
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tablelands Regional Council
1300 362242
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Rocky Creek War Memorial Park
Kennedy Highway
Tolga, 4882 Australia
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