Prime Minister Julia Gillard, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and General Peter Cosgrove are due to attend with Governor-General Quentin Bryce expected to speak.
Nine news director Darren Wick told The Australian, “We want to make this a celebration of a unique character in Australian television and we want the entire industry to join in that celebration.
“The venue holds up to a thousand people and we really want to give Harves the send-off he deserves.”
The service will be led by Nine’s Peter Overton.
Update: Simulcast on NineMSN.