On Blue Ribbon Day we remember police officers who have died in the line of duty and acknowledge the difficult and dangerous work of all Victoria Police members.

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.

Blue Ribbon Day was launched in 1999, after the out pouring of community support for Senior Constable Rodney Miller and Sergeant Gary Silk who were tragically killed on 16 August 1998.

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.

Ways to support Blue Ribbon Day

Online Remembrance Service – This year, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, a virtual National Police Remembrance Day (Victoria) memorial service will be streamed on Wednesday 29 September, in lieu of a traditional service.

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 (External link).

Donate to 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 any Woolworths Store in Victoria or make a donation online (External link).

A donation to the Blue Ribbon Day Appeal will fund new and improved emergency medical facilities across Victoria.