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Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial 2017

The Australian War Memorial is proud to host Anzac Day commemorations annually on 25 April. Every year, thousands of people join together to pay tribute to and remember those who have served. Learn more about the commemorations that take place on Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present.

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Dawn Service

Reflect on their service in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn.

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National Ceremony

The Ceremony includes the veteran’s march, laying of wreaths, the sounding of the Last Post, and observance of one minute’s silence.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony

Honouring those Indigenous Australians who have served in the Australian forces since 1901.

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Last Post Ceremony

A special Last Post Ceremony is held each year for Anzac Day, concluding the day's commemorations.

Frequently asked questions about Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial
Anzac Day FAQ

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The Anzac Day Tradition

Discover the history and origins of this important national day.


Centenary of the First World War

Find out what the Memorial is doing for the Centenary of the First World War.


Education resource

A Very Special Day is a resource for lower-primary schools, looking at how Australians remember: the symbols, ceremonies, objects and stories that tell us about the past.

Photographs taken at Gallipoli DURING THE ANZAC LANDINGS

Learn more about commemoration ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial