The Dawn Service is a time to reflect in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn.
This years service was an informal standing ceremony. It included the laying of wreaths on behalf of Australia and New Zealand symbolising the unity of ANZAC.
From 4.30 am, representatives from the Australian Defence Force read excerpts from the letters and diaries of Australians who have experienced war first-hand.
The Canberra Dawn Service was broadcast live on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, ABC iview, Radio National, ABC Local Radio and on the ABC listen app from 5.30am (AEST).