International Workers' Memorial Day: 28th April 2017

Monday 24th April 2017

International Workers' Memorial Day commemorates all workers injured or killed in the workplace as well as time to stop and reflect on the significance of work health and safety.

Services are held across the state and supported by Unions NSW and SafeWork NSW.

Services will be held at:

  • Blacktown:

Time: 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Blacktown Showground (Eastern Precinct), on the boardwalk area near Café.


·   Central Coast:

Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Where: Ourimbah Wall Of Remembrance, 8 Chittaway Rd, Ourimbah.


·  Sydney:

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Where: Reflection Park, Darling Harbour
Little Pier St, Darling Harbour.


Workplace Safety is an important consideration for everyone. This includes all employees, workplace representatives as well as management.  Together we can make a difference.

In Australia, 178 workers died last year (2016) because of work place injuries and 48 workers have died so far this year as at 30th March 2017.

International Workers' Memorial Day will be held this Friday 28th April 2017 with events across the New South Wales.  It is important for workers, workplace delegates, WHS Representatives as well as management to attend these commemoration events.

​A 2009 comprehensive report from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) examining workplace incidents demonstrated that:

  • over 24,000 workers are hospitalised each year as a result of a workplace injury;
  • the average hospital stay is 2.3 days;
  • ​1.9% (456 workers) stay more than 15 days in hospital.

Every worker has the right to return home safely and enjoy their time with loved ones.

We encourage workplace representatives and management to attend one of these events to demonstrate work place health and safety is important!