State Memorial


A State Memorial will be held for those affected by the recent NSW bush fires.

This page provides information that is specific to NSW RFS members. If you're not a NSW RFS member, visit for information and updates.

Event Details

The details of the State Memorial are:

  • Sunday 23 February 2020
  • Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Gates open at 10:30am
  • Guests should be seated by 11:20am
  • The Service commences at 11:30am


There are no tickets for this event. You do not need to register.

Dress Code for NSW RFS members

NSW RFS members are requested to wear:

  • Tunic with full medals
  • Service dress (Shirt, tie, medals)
  • Clean PPC (Yellows with medals)

Other agency personnel are requested to wear uniform in accordance with agency protocols.


There are restrictions which apply at the venue.

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

There will be screening in place for all attendees on the day.

Transport and Travel Arrangements

You're encouraged to use public transport to get the event.

Free public transport is available to emergency services personnel wearing uniform to and from Sydney Olympic Park. Express trains will operate from Central to Olympic Park.

Free public transport applies to:

  • Sydney Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metro services
  • Regular bus services
  • Sydney Ferries
  • Sydney Light rail services

Further information about transport arrangements is available here.

Parking is available at the P1 parking station. Parking rates apply.

If you are travelling by private bus, such as as a brigade or district, bus parking is available nearby in the bus parking area off Old Hill Road. Service vehicles can also park in the bus parking area.

Attending as a brigade

If you are planning to attend as a large group (more than 20), such as a brigade, please email with your contact details and the number of people attending.