ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
The ANZAC Day dawn service is a traditional commemorative event that takes place at dawn on the 25th of April each year. The service usually involves a period of silence, the playing of the Last Post, the laying of wreaths, and the recitation of poems and prayers.
The dawn service is a solemn occasion that provides an opportunity for people to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers and reflect on the sacrifices made by the armed forces. It is attended by people of all ages, including veterans, their families, and members of the general public, and is considered a significant and deeply meaningful event in Australian and New Zealand culture.
Please see the details of key dawn services around Australia below:
- Location & Time: Martin Place Cenotaph, beginning at 4:30am.
- Location & Time: The Shrine of Remembrance at ANZAC Square, beginning at 4:28am.
- Location & Time: The State War Memorial in Kings Park, beginning at 6am.
- Location & Time: The South Australian National War Memorial, beginning at 6am.