Anzac Day

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Memorial will hold a private, nationally televised Anzac Day commemorative service. This service will be held in the Commemorative Area and Hall of Memory at 5.30 am on Anzac Day. The traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march will not take place.

The event will not be open to the public but will be broadcast live across Australia by the ABC and streamed online. 

Full details are being finalised. Please refer to this website and the Memorials social media channels for updates.  

dawn service

Dawn Service

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

riderless horse

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.

indigenous service

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony

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

last post ceremony

Last Post Ceremony

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

Cronulla war memorial

Anzac Day around Australia

Share photos of your local war memorial and service this Anzac Day on Places of Pride.

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

More Information


The Anzac Day Tradition

Discover the history and origins of this important national day.


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.

Anzac Connections project

Anzac Connections

The private record collections of hundreds of individuals who served in the First World War are now online as part of the Anzac Connections project. The project was established to mark the 2015 centenary of the Gallipoli campaign but has since expanded to include collections relating to the Western Front and Sinai/Palestine. Explore their stories through our digitised collections.

Photographs taken at Gallipoli DURING THE ANZAC LANDINGS

A view looking aft of lifeboat carrying unidentified men of the Australian 1st Divisional Signal Company as they are towed towards Anzac Cove at 6 am on the day of the landing.

Boats carrying troops to shore on the morning of the Anzac Cove landing. General Bridges is in foreground.

A boatload of 6th Battalion soldiers leaving the transport ship HMT Galeka on their way to land at Anzac Cove.

Members of 13th Battalion, AIF, occupying Quinn's Post on the heights above Anzac Cove.

The position covering Quinn's Post and the Chessboard on the Gallipoli Peninsula occupied by the 7th Battalion Machine Gun section, which was operating apart from the 7th Infantry Battalion, the latter being somewhere to the right.

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, awaiting orders from the southern edge below Plugges Plateau.

Australian troops going into action across Plugge's Plateau after the landing on 25 April at about midday. 

The first field dressing station of the 7th Battalion, AIF. It was a natural hole in Monash Gully and many early wounded were treated there.

Learn more about commemoration ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial