Commemorating events

Saturday 18th May 2019

  • 1.45 pm Wreath laying ceremony at The Cenotaph Martin Place Sydney
  • 7pm Battle of Crete Annual Ball.

For details please Contact Cretan Association of NSW ph 0402 081 590


Sunday 19th May 2019

  • 9.30 am Memorial Service Greek Archdiocese Church cnr Cleveland and Regent St Redfern


Sunday 26th May 2019

  • 11.15 am Memorial Service Garrison Church cnr Argyle and Lower Fort St Millers Point (Rocks) Sydney


Cenotaph Martin Place Sydney, Saturday 19th May 2018 at 2 pm


The  Joint  Committee for  the  Commemoration of the Anniversary of the  Battle of  Crete  and the  Greek Campaign  (Joint Committee) annually commemorates through a wreath laying ceremony the Anzac Battles of Greece and Crete of April-May 1941 .

Some 17,000 Australians fought in mainland Greece and Crete and 646 were lost . More than half of these Anzacs were not found or their remains identified.

On the occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign  we wish to invite  you and your families to attend  the very poignant  wreath laying ceremony at the Sydney Cenotaph Martin Place Sydney, Saturday 19th May 2018 at 2 pm.

This  is an opportunity to take out some time from our busy lives and give  thanks to the brave Anzacs and Greek people who defended Greece in 1941 .


Lieutenant General Nikolaos Christopoulos, Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Defence  accompanied by  Major Nikolaos Gogousis will attend to honour the Anzacs  and  the Greeks who defended Greece in 1941.

We will also be honoured by the presence of representatives of the NSW and Federal Parliament, Consulates General, Australian military officers, Anzac families and schools.




Saturday  19th  May 2018

1.45 pm - Wreath   laying   ceremony at    The    Cenotaph   Martin Place     Sydney 

7pm - Battle of Crete Annual Ball. For details   please    Contact   Cretan Association of NSW   ph    0402 081 590 


Sunday 20th May 2018

11.00 am Memorial Service   Garrison   Church    cnr      Argyle   and Lower Fort St    Millers Point (Rocks) Sydney


Sunday 27th  May  2018   

9.30 am   Memorial Service   Greek Archdiocese   Church    cnr    Cleveland and   Regent   St    Redfern  

The Consulate General of Greece and the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign, 

kindly invite you to a public flag raising and star ceremony where we will solemnly commemorate


The 77th Anniversary of OXI (NO) DAY 1940

and the gallantry and sacrifice of more than 34,000 Anzacs who served with distinction in the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign.


Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017 Venue: Northern Steps of the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park South

Time: Ceremony will commence 4pm sharp and conclude 5pm 

Keynote Speaker: Mr Brad Manera, Senior Historian | Curator | Anzac Memorial


This is also the last public event of Consul-General Dr Stavros Kyrimis organized by the Consulate of Greece.


Doors open from 5.00pm
Official proceedings will commence at 5.30pm sharp
The Master of Ceremonies
Mr Peter Dexter AM
Chairman of the Australian National Maritime Museum
RSVP by 17 March, 2017
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Fax: 9264-6135

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This  weekend  on Sunday  5th of June  at 330pm the Anzacs  of Greece and  Crete will be commemorated in a pre game event at the NRL game between the Roosters  and  the Tigers  at the Allianz  Stadium in Moore Park Sydney .

There will also be plenty free kids activities, giveaways and Take to the Turf post game.

We encourage  everyone to attend and  you can use  the special promotional code and receive 20% off tickets – CRETE2016 

Promo code to get discount (enter the following in the field that asks for a member password): CRETE2016


Link for tickets:


The long-awaited 42nd Street Anzac Memorial was dedicated as part of the official Battle of Crete commemorations today at 6.30 pm  Greek time, with the ceremony near Chania a highlight of the opening day of the 75th anniversary events on the island. The memorial, on the site where Australian and New Zealand forces fought German mountain troops on 27 May 1941, has been five years in the making, and the initiative was established by Glenda Humes, eldest surviving daughter of Captain Reg Saunders MBE. 

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Due to the significance of the  75th Anniversary of the Anzacs in Greece  the Greek Presidential Guard has been given rare special permission by the RSL to guard the  Sydney Cenotaph

The dates and times are:

  • Wednesday  20th 12.30 until 1.30 pm
  • Thursday 21st 12.30 until 1.30 pm and  
  • Friday 22nd  8.30am until 9.30 am
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