Blue Ribbon Day
Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day.
Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who protect and serve our community and ensure that those who have fallen are never forgotten. The Foundation first launched Blue Ribbon Day in 1999, after the outpouring of community support for Senior Constable Rodney Miller and Sergeant Gary Silk who were tragically killed on 16 August 1998.
We hope you will support our campaign to remember the 175 Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and say thank you to all Victoria Police officers for their work in serving & protecting our community.
We remember lives by saving others. Building new and improved emergency facilities in Victorian hospitals that are then named in memory of fallen officers. Proceeds from Blue Ribbon Day help to fund these projects named in their honour.
The Foundation is so grateful for the support of the Victorian community, Victoria Police members, veterans, & families and our 17 volunteer branches. With their amazing support, we have proudly contributed over $11 million to our Victorian public hospitals.
There are many ways you can support Blue Ribbon Day :
Remembrance Service – National Police Remembrance Day will be commemorated on Thursday 29 September with a metropolitan march and service.
The official march and service for National Police Remembrance Day is open to:
- All police members (past and present)
- their families
- the Victorian community.
At 10 am, the march (step-off) and parade will start from Princes Bridge, St Kilda Road. They will travel along St Kilda Road to the Victoria Police Memorial, Kings Domain. A service will follow at the Victoria Police Memorial.
Regional services will also be held across the state. Click here for locations and further details
Wear a blue ribbon – The blue ribbon is a visual symbol of your remembrance of the police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is also a symbol of support for our serving members. You can purchase ribbons to wear or display from our online store.
Donate to our Blue Ribbon Day Appeal – We remember lives by saving others. Building new and improved emergency facilities in Victorian hospitals that are then named in memory of fallen officers. You can donate to any Woolworths Store in Victoria or you can Donate here
Turn Victoria Blue – Decorate your workplace, front fence or balcony in blue ribbons to show your support for Victoria Police. Visit our online store for Remembrance Kits and Ribbons.
Get involved on social media – Show your support via social media using the hashtags #BlueRibbonDay2023 #BRD2023
Blue Ribbon download – The symbol of police remembrance, download for your social media or profile pic