Monday 25 April 2016 marks the 101st anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops on Gallipoli. On this day the Australian War Memorial will host the Anzac Day National Ceremony, commencing at 10.30 am.

The ceremony begins with the traditional order of service, including the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand, the Commemorative Address, the laying of wreaths, the reading of hymns, the sounding of the Last Post, and the observance of one minute’s silence.

PDF icon Anzac Day 2016 National Ceremony - Order of Service (PDF)

National Ceremony veterans’ march

The ceremony incorporates the Anzac Day veteran’s march coordinated by the ACT branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL). For further information regarding the march please visit the RSL website (ACT) at http://www.actrsl.org.au/anzac-day.html.

Ticketing and seating

Each year the seating for the National Ceremony is primarily allocated for the benefit of the veteran groups who participate in the RSL march. Other seating is provided for invited guests, dignitaries, Friends of the Memorial, and members of the general public.

Tickets for the general public seating areas for the National Ceremony can now be booked online via the following link: www.trybooking.com/173599. Please note you will need to print your ticket and bring it with you on the day for access to the seating areas.

Should you not have access to the Internet, please call (02) 6243 4537 or email ticketing@awm.gov.au for further assistance.

Ticketing for the National Ceremony is limited. If the seating area reaches capacity and we are not able to facilitate any more requests, you are most welcome to use your own chairs or rugs to view the ceremony from outside the ticketed seating areas, or via one of the many large screens located on the Memorial grounds.

Please note all mobility impaired seating is accessible via flat ground however a portion of the seating located in this area is tiered bench seating.

Seating for the National Ceremony will open at 9.15am and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Parking, transport, and visitor information

Road Closures
Road closures in effect from 3.30 am until 1.00 pm

  • Traffic from Limestone Avenue diverts onto Treloar Crescent
  • Traffic from Fairbairn Avenue diverts onto Treloar Crescent
  • Anzac Parade closed from Constitution Avenue including the Blamey Crescent and Currong Street intersection

Click here for Road Closure map

Parking
There is limited parking onsite for mobility impaired visitors only. Vehicles displaying a government issued parking pass will be granted access. Parking is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Access to car parks is via Treloar Crescent.

Click here for mobility impaired parking map 

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The Australian War Memorial and ACTION Buses will be providing FREE bus services to and from the Dawn Service and National Ceremony.  This year, to assist passengers in preparing their travel to the ceremonies, ACTION has implemented a new registration process Register to Ride.

For all information and to register to ride with ACTION please go to www.action.act.gov.au

Photographs from recent National Ceremonies

See more photographs from Anzac Day on our Flickr page.

  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Veterans marching on Anzac Day
  • Crowd scene at Anzac Day
  • The Federation guard on the parade ground at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial - 25 Apr 2012
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial
  • Anzac Day National Service at the Australian War Memorial