State Funeral for Mrs Faith Bandler AC 1918-2015

State Funeral for Mrs Faith Bandler AC 1918-2015

Government Protocol and International Visits
Thursday, 19 February 2015

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

A State Funeral for Mrs Faith Bandler AC will take place at 11.00 am on Tuesday 24 February, in the Great Hall, University Place, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

ABC News 24 will be screening live from 11am.

Mrs Bandler died quietly and peacefully on the morning of Friday 13 February 2015. 

Throughout her life, she was guided by a strong commitment to social justice, equity and compassion. In 1997 Mrs Bandler was awarded the Human Rights Medal and in 2003 she received a Centenary Medal. In 2009 Mrs Bandler was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community through the advancement of human rights and social justice, and by raising public awareness and understanding of the cultural heritage of South Seas Islanders, and to women's issues. 

Family, friends, representatives of organisations and members of the public are welcome to attend the State Funeral. There is no requirement to register. Seating will be in order of arrival.

Doors will open at 10.00 am. All guests are kindly requested to be seated by 10.30 am. Ushers will be on hand to assist with seating. An overflow area with televised coverage of the service will also be available. 

Enquires can be directed to the Ceremonial and Protocol Officer, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on (02) 6271 6033 during business hours or email statefuneral@pmc.gov.au

A private cremation will follow the State Funeral Service.

Photo on the home page by Joyce Evans, ‘Faith Bandler’ c. 1951.