Anzac Day is our day of national commemoration.
On Tuesday 25 April, the Australian War Memorial marked 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 included:
- Dawn Service
- The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans Association Commemorative Ceremony
- ACT RSL Veterans' March
- Last Post Ceremony
More than 30,000 people gathered at the Australian War Memorial for the Anzac Day Dawn Service, commemorating the 108th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese delivered the Commemorative Address highlighting the sacrifice of all Australians who have served in war and on operations.
Australian War Memorial Director Matt Anderson said he was proud that so many had chosen the Australian War Memorial as the place they wished to commemorate Anzac Day.
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.