NSW Bushfires – State Memorial

A State Memorial for those impacted by the recent bushfires will take place on Sunday 23 February 2020 at the Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park. Those attending are asked to arrive from 10:30am and to be seated by 11:20am.

The event is an opportunity to bring together members of the public from across NSW to recognise the lives lost, the sacrifices made and to show support for the families and communities impacted by the fires.

All relatives, friends, representatives of involved organisations and members of the public are welcome to attend the State Memorial.


  • 10:30am: Gates open.
  • 11:20am: Attendees must be seated. Ushers will be in attendance to assist with seating.
  • 11:30am: Official proceedings commence.
  • 12:30pm: Official proceedings conclude (approximately).


Registration for the State Memorial is not required.


Qudos Bank Arena is for all ages and abilities. Accessible seating at Qudos Bank Arena is available.

Public transport


Sydney Trains services operate every 10 minutes between Lidcombe and Olympic Park stations. Olympic Park Station is located on Olympic Boulevard, approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Qudos Bank Arena.


Transport for NSW operates services to and from Sydney Olympic Park on a daily basis.


Sydney Ferries operates services to and from Sydney Olympic Park. Rivercats depart from Parramatta River Wharf to the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. Sydney Buses operates Route 526 services from the wharf to the precinct for attendees attending events at Qudos Bank Arena.


Qudos Bank Arena is situated on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park. The P1 car park is the nearest carpark to the arena. All other onsite car parks are located within a 10-minute walk of the venue.

Security measures and conditions of entry

Qudos Bank Arena enforces conditions of entry(external link) to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all attendees. There will be a screening process conducted for all attendees upon entry to the arena.

Key prohibited items include:

  • no backpacks
  • no bags larger than 30cm x 30cm
  • no metal or glass drink bottles.

Further details

Click HERE to be directed to the NSW Government website that will be updated with more details about the State Memorial as they become available.

One Reply to “NSW Bushfires – State Memorial”

  1. Every firefighter who looses his, hers or their house should be given $300,000 to $500,00 to rebuild.
    They have fought for our country for free, hoping and not expecting anything in return.
    Taxpayers have saved more than we could ever pay out in wages for their services.
    Millions of dollars in business and productivity that these mortals have saved our country.
    HERO doesn’t do it.
    Where is the WALL OF REMEMBRANCE for the firefighters who gave their lives for us – I would like to visit it!
    The least we can do is give them the state of the art equipment.
    Most people would agree with me and give them what they need.
    Why can’t the politicians, well why don’t we have a referendum.

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