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Large crowds expected for fire memorial
Guest posted a topic in Aussie ChatThis is for anyone in Melbourne who would like to attend the memorial service for fire victims at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. More information at Together for Victoria - Premier of Victoria, Australia and Large crowds expected for fire memorial | Herald Sun. Thank You. THOUSANDS of people will gather in Melbourne and a string of bushfire scorched townships as part of a national day of mourning for the 200 or more people who died in the February 7 infernos. A National Day of Mourning - Together for Victoria - will be held at Rod Laver Arena and surrounds at 11am (AEDT) on Sunday to honour the victims of Victoria's bushfires and to recognise the courage and efforts of emergency service workers. It will be hosted by ABC journalist Ian Henderson and televised live on the three commercial networks as well as the ABC. Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl will open from 10am to view the memorial service live. It will also be screened at Waterfront City, Docklands. To date, nine locations have been confirmed in regional and rural Victoria where events will coincide with the televised memorial service in Melbourne. These events will be located in Warragul, Churchill, Yarram, Myrtleford, Beechworth, Bendigo, Pakenham, Diamond Creek, and Yarra Glen. Together for Victoria will be a free, non-ticketed event. People from bushfire-affected communities will be provided seating within Rod Laver Arena. Additional viewing areas will be established in Hisense Arena and the surrounding area. Free transport arrangements will be provided for people from bushfire-affected communities as required. Travel on all metropolitan trains, trams, buses and V/Line services will be free between 9am and 3.30pm for people attending the memorial service. For more information about Together for Victoria, call Information Victoria on 1800 136 762. Gates at Rod Laver Arena will open at 8.30am on Sunday.