Anzac Day is our day of national commemoration.
On Thursday 25 April 2024, the Australian War Memorial will mark the Gallipoli landings in 1915, as well as commemorating all Australians who have served and died in military operations.
The 2024 Anzac Day commemorative program includes:
- Dawn Service at 5.30 am
- RSL ACT Branch Veterans’ March at 9.30 am
- Last Post Ceremony at 4.30 pm
Tickets are not required to attend the Dawn Service and Veterans' March.
Tickets are required to enter the galleries and attend the Last Post Ceremony, book your tickets.
Information regarding Anzac Day will be updated on the website nearer the date. For further enquiries please email email@example.com or call (02) 6206 9813
The Dawn Service will be held in the Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard and Sculpture Garden.
RSL ACT Branch Veterans’ March
This Anzac Day, the RSL ACT Branch Veterans’ March will return to the Parade Ground of the Memorial. The Veterans’ March will commence from Anzac Parade at 9.30 am and will be followed by the Anzac Day address delivered by Afghanistan veteran Damien Thomlinson.
General public are encouraged to attend and ticketing is not required.
The Anzac Day Tradition
Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Customs and Traditions
Commemorative ceremonies, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, share many customs and traditions. Explore the origins and significance of these customs and traditions.
The Ode of Remembrance
The Ode of Remembrance is a poem that is commonly recited at Anzac Day services to commemorate wartime sacrifice. In collaboration with the Australian War Memorial, SBS has recorded translations of the Ode of Remembrance in 45 languages.