Commemorative services to mark 20th anniversary of Bali bombings

  • Media release

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people, including 88 Australians, were tragically killed, and many others injured.

This anniversary will be a difficult day for many in Australia, Indonesia and around the world, and our thoughts are with the survivors, families and loved ones of those killed.

The Australian Government will host a memorial service at Parliament House in Canberra to mark the anniversary on 12 October 2022.

A commemorative ceremony will also be held on 12 October at the Australian Consulate General in Bali, Indonesia.

We will pay tribute to the courage and resilience shown by so many whose lives were forever changed by these attacks.

The Australian Government welcomes survivors and their family and friends, and the family and friends of loved ones lost, to attend the memorial service or ceremony. The Australian Government also extends an invitation to those involved in the response to the blasts to attend the memorial services.

Those who wish to attend these services should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for further information via or by phoning 1300 555 135 (in Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305.

In addition to local services being held around Australia, the Indonesian Government and local communities in Bali will also hold commemorative events.

We also remember the 38 Indonesians who were killed in the bombings. We recognise the ongoing work that Indonesia and Australia do together to counter the scourge of violent extremism, and the strength, courage and cooperation of our peoples.

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