Anzac Day is our day of national commemoration.
On Tuesday 25 April, the Australian War Memorial will mark the 108th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in 1915, as well as commemorating all Australians who have served and died in military operations. The 2023 Anzac Day commemorative program includes:
- Dawn Service at 5.30am
- The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans Association Commemorative Ceremony
- ACT RSL Veterans' March at 9.30am
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- Last Post Ceremony at 4.45pm
The 2023 Anzac Day Dawn Service and RSL Veterans' March will be held in the Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard and Sculpture Garden, with large viewing screens available on the grounds of the Memorial and on Reid Oval for public viewing.
Tickets are not required to attend the Dawn Service and Veterans' March, but tickets are required to enter the galleries and attend the Last Post Ceremony.
For those unable to attend commemorations in person, the events will be shown on ABC TV and online. Broadcast details will be advised closer to the day.
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Getting here on Anzac Day
Road closures will be in effect from 8 pm on Monday 24 April to approximately 4.30 pm on Tuesday 25 April. Roads affected are Limestone and Fairbairn Avenues, as well as the intersection on Anzac Parade of Blamey Crescent and Currong Street.
There is limited parking onsite until 12 pm only for mobility impaired visitors displaying a government issued parking pass.
The Australian War Memorial and Transport Canberra will provide free bus services to and from the Dawn Service and the ACT RSL Veterans’ March. Details will be updated nearer the date.
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Dawn Service, 5.30 am
Location: Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard and Sculpture Garden
Reflect on their service in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn.
Starting at 4.30 am, representatives from the Australian Defence Force will read excerpts from the letters and diaries of Australians who have experienced war first-hand.
The Anzac Day Dawn Service is a standing ceremony beginning at 5.30am. It includes the laying of wreaths on behalf of Australia and New Zealand symbolising the unity of ANZAC, as well as a commemorative address.
Image: 2022 Anzac Day pre Dawn Service reading
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association Commemorative Ceremony, 7.30 am
Location: For Our Country sculptural pavilion
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association Commemorative Ceremony will be held after the Dawn Service at the For Our Country sculptural pavilion on the lawn near Limestone Avenue.
The ceremony is hosted by members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association (ATSIVSA). All members of the public are welcome to attend.
For information, please contact Garth O’Connell, National Secretary ATSIVSA on 6243 4513 or http://atsivsa.com/