Monday 25 April 2016 marks the 101st Anniversary of landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli. On this day the Australian War Memorial will be hosting two ceremonies of national significance to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of those who have served Australia during periods of war and peace.
At the Memorial, the Anzac Day National Ceremony commences at 10.15 am. Each year the ceremony follows a format that is familiar to generations of Australians.
The National Ceremony begins with the traditional order of service, including the National Anthem, the Commemorative Address, the laying of wreaths, the reading of hymns, the sounding of the Last Post, and observance of one minute’s silence.
Order of service
- 2015 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.
Members of the public are still more than welcome to attend the ceremony and view it from outside the reserved seating or on one of the many large screens around the Memorial grounds. Please note that the grounds can be uneven and depending on the weather may be slippery underfoot. We advise caution when entering or moving around the site or seating.
Photographs from recent National Ceremonies