The Australian War Memorial is proud to host Anzac Day commemorations annually on 25 April. Every year, thousands of people join together to pay tribute to and remember those who have served. Learn more about the commemorations that take place on Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
Reflect on their service in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn.
Anzac Day Breakfast
Following the Dawn Service, a breakfast event will be held in the Memorial's Anzac Hall at 6.30 am.
The Ceremony includes the veteran’s march, laying of wreaths, the sounding of the Last Post, and observance of one minute’s silence.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony
Honouring those Indigenous Australians who have served in the Australian forces since 1901.
Last Post Ceremony
A special Last Post Ceremony is held each year for Anzac Day, concluding the day's commemorations.
The Anzac Day Tradition
Discover the history and origins of this important national day.
Centenary of the First World War
Find out what the Memorial is doing for the Centenary of the First World War.
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.
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.