National Police Memorial


In 2001, it was resolved to establish a National Police Memorial in Canberra.

The Memorial pays tribute to Australian Police Officers who have been killed on duty or have died as a result of their duties since the advent of policing in Australia and to recognise the unique nature of police service and the dangers that police face in their daily pursuits.
The $2.4million memorial was jointly funded by the Australian Government (through the Australian Federal Police), State and Territory Police Services and Police Federation of Australia.

The Memorial was completed and dedicated on 29 September 2006 (National Police Remembrance Day). Following the dedication ceremony, a criteria for future inclusion of names on the National Police Memorial was agreed upon together with a National Police Memorial Co-ordination Committee.

On this day

Senior Sergeant

Wayne Raymond GEORGE


08 June 1995


New South Wales


On 8 June 1995 Senior Sergeant George was riding a Police solo motor cycle from Goulburn to Sydney to attend a meeting. Whilst he was riding along Picton Road near Almond Street Picton his cycle was struck by a motor vehicle. The Sergeant was thrown to the roadway where he was run over by a number of passing vehicles including a semi-trailer. He died as a result of injuries received. The Senior Sergeant was born in 1958 and joined the New South Wales Police Service as a Cadet in February 1976. He was sworn in on 5 December 1977. At the time of his death he was attached to the School of Traffic and Mobile Policing Police Academy Goulburn.


Affiliated events

Remembering mates – Wall to Wall Ride is held in September each year.  Click here for more information.

Please check with your state/territory police organisation for local service information – Services to be held on 29 September or click here for more information.

National Police Memorial Australia

  • The National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Queen Elizabeth II Island and the National Carrillion. View in Google maps