We observe formal commemorations on Anzac Day at 1000 and Remembrance Day at 1100. Both ceremonies take place in front of the War Memorial at the intersection of Victoria Road and King Edward Parade. A Field of Remembrance on the adjacent Windsor Reserve is created for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and for the 100th anniversaries of significant WW I events.

While the Devonport War Memorial is the ceremonial focus, there are actually six important commemorative locations in Devonport.

There are also other interesting places in Devonport with a military connection including the RNZN Museum containing many historical artefacts; a gun turret from HMNZS Achilles used at the Battle of the River Plate at the entrance to the Naval Base on Queens Parade; and the old coastal artillery fortifications on Mount Victoria, North Head and at Narrow Neck.