Monday 25 April 2016
Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
In Canberra, the Memorial, in close cooperation with the Returned and Services League of Australia ACT, hosts the:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony will be held after the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Aboriginal Memorial plaque on the side of Mount Ainslie.
For more information about the Veterans’ March in 2016, please contact the ACT Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia.
History and tradition
- Anzac Day tradition: what do we commemorate and how?
- First World War: an overview of Australia's involvement in the First World War
- First World War Centenary: what is the Memorial doing?
- Other ceremonies in Australia and around the world Department of Veterans' Affairs website
Photographs of Anzac Day ceremonies in Canberra
- 2015 Dawn Service, 2015 National Ceremony, 2014 Dawn Service, 2014 National Ceremony, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
- National Anzac Day Ceremony address, delivered by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
- Dawn Service Address, 2015: delivered by Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, Chief of Army
- National Ceremony address, 2014: delivered by the Prime Minister the Hon. Tony Abbott MP
- Dawn Service Address, 2014: delivered by Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, VC MG
- Pre-Dawn Service address, 2014: delivered by Wing Commander Sharon Bown
- National Ceremony address, 2013: delivered by the Memorial's Director Dr Brendan Nelson.
- Dawn Service Address, 2013: delivered by Senior Chaplain Barrie Yesberg RAN
- National Ceremony address, 2012: delivered by Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO, Acting Chief of the Defence Force
- Dawn Service Address, 2012: delivered by Lieutenant Colonel Philip Cairns, Salvation Army
- National Ceremony address, 2011: delivered by Les Carlyon
- Dawn Service address, 2011: delivered by Chaplain Mark Willis
- National Ceremony address, 2010: delivered by the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia
- National Ceremony address, 2009: delivered by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
- Dawn Service address, 2009: delivered by Chaplain Collin Action, RAN
- National Ceremony address, 2008:delivered by the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia
- National Ceremony address,2006: delivered by Bill Crews, National President, RSL
- Dawn Service address, 2005: delivered by Dr Tom Frame, Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force
- National Ceremony address, 2005: delivered by Her Excellency Mrs Kate Lackey, New Zealand High Commissioner
- Dawn Service address, 2001: delivered by Chaplain Pauline Law, Principal Chaplain, Royal New Zealand Navy
- Their spirit, our history: classroom activities and an outline for planning your own commemorative ceremony
- Activities for students
- Dawn of the Legend tells the story of the landing at Gallipoli. It includes pictures and maps
- Mapping Gallipoli: fifteen maps from Gallipoli and their stories
- Suggestions for further reading on Anzac Day and Simpson and his donkey
Battlefield tours: details of the Memorial's tours to Gallipoli and the Western Front