25 April

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Anzac Day is our day of national commemoration.

On Thursday 25 April 2024, the Australian War Memorial marked the Gallipoli landings in 1915, as well as commemorating all Australians who have served and died in military operations.

The 2024 Anzac Day commemorative program included:

  • Dawn Service
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association Commemorative Ceremony
  • RSL ACT Branch Veterans‚Äô March
  • Last Post Ceremony


Watch the Dawn Service livestream

Anzac Day Dawn Service 2024

Dawn Service 2024

Photo: David Whittaker

Dawn Service wreath laying

Dawn Service 2024

Photo: Ben Appleton

Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, delivering the Commemorative Address

Dawn Service 2024

Photo: David Whittaker

Crowd gathered at the Australian War Memorial for the Anzac Day Dawn Service

Dawn Service 2024

Photo: David Whittaker

Veterans' March 2024

Veterans' March 2024

Photo: David Whittaker

Veterans' March 2024

Veterans' March 2024

Photo: Ben Appleton

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.

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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.

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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.

Listen to the Ode in your language

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