The Prime Minister has declared Thursday 7 August as a National Day of Mourning for the victims of the MH-17 disaster.
A national memorial service will be held in Melbourne.
In Western Australia the official Book of Condolence will be open in St George’s Cathedral from 5.00pm until 7.00pm on Thursday 7 August. All are welcome to add their messages.
From 5.00pm until 7.00pm the Cathedral will be lit by candles and open as a place of prayer, meditation, and mindfulness. Those of all faiths and of none are welcome to use this peaceful space and time as they wish.
From 6.00pm until 7.00pm the Cathedral bells will sound a half-muffled quarter peal. Muffled bells are a traditional sign of commemoration of the departed.
The Cathedral will fly the Australian flag at half-mast.