Australians across the nation came together on Saturday night to remember the victims of the New Zealand terror attack.
Thousands attended candlelit vigils as the Sydney Opera House bore the image of a fern, New Zealand’s national symbol.
Meanwhile in Melbourne, the iconic Flinders Street Station was lit up in the colours of the New Zealand flag in a moving show of solidarity.
Sydney’s iconic Opera House had an image of the Silver Fern of New Zealand projected onto its sails
Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station was lit up in the colours of the New Zealand flag in a show of solidarity
Mourners across Australia have gathered in major cities to pay their respects to victims of the Christchurch attacks
Forty-nine prayer mats were laid out on the steps of the State Library of Victoria, one for each victim killed in Christchurch
A number of Melbourne’s landmarks are lit up in the New Zealand flag colours in a show of solidarity
Melbourne’s inner-city played host to thousands of mourners on Saturday night, the usually vibrant party town brought to a sombre standstill.
Further up the road from the station at the State Library of Victory, hundreds of mourners laid prayer mats and candles.
Forty-nine prayer mats were laid on the steps of the State Library – one for each victim who lost their lives from Friday’s attacks.
Floral tributes and hand-written messages were strewn across the grass.
‘We stand with you. We grieve alongside you. Love will triumph. Kia Kaha,’ one read.
Kia Kaha is a Maori saying meaning ‘stay strong’.
Forty-nine people were killed and another 48 injured after Australian gunman fired guns at two mosques in Christchurch
Melbourne’s inner-city played host to thousands of mourners on Saturday night, the usually vibrant party town brought to a sombre standstill
New South Wales Premier Glady Berejiklian said the display was a show of solidarity with the victims of Christchurch
Handwritten notes and flowers were left on the front step of the Islamic Council of Victoria on Saturday afternoon
A Catholic church in gunman Brenton Tarrant’s hometown of Grafton hosted 50 mourners on Saturday afternoon (pictured)
The Opera House’s official Twitter account wrote: ‘Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic events in Christchurch.’
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the display was a ‘deep sense of unity and compassion’ for the wider Muslim community.
‘I want to stress that an attack on one section of our community is an attack on all of us and we will band together, and we will heal together.’
Prayers were read at the State Library of Victoria by imams on Saturday evening
Religious leaders spoke at Melbourne on Saturday night following New Zealand’s worst ever mass shooting
Flowers, candles and prayer mats strewn along the steps of the State Library of Victoria
Hundreds attended a vigil at the Gold Coast Mosque – which openly invited members of the community to bring messages of support and flowers for the victims.
The Catholic Church in Grafton, NSW, where alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant grew up, also hosted 50 mourners on Saturday night.
Flags across the country are being flown at half-mast.
Hundreds of mourners spent their Saturday night praying for victims of the mosque massacres