ANZAC Day, originally a commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915, has grown to become the most important national day in Australia. In addition to recognising the service and sacrifice of all Australians who have served in war or during peacekeeping operations.
Here’s our guide to the ANZAC Day activities:
6am – Dawn Service
It is recommended to assemble on the Shrine Forecourt by 4:30am, no requirement to register attendance. Pre-amble address will commence at 5:45am prior to the service at 6am. The Dawn Service concludes at approximately 6:30am, attendees are encouraged to enter the Sanctuary to lay poppies following the conclusion of the service.
8:15am – Official Wreath Laying Service
Invited guests assemble at 7:45am in the Sanctuary.
9am – ANZAC Day March
Thousands of veterans , their descendants and current serving personnel will march down St Kilda Road, starting at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets, concluding at the Shrine of Remembrance. Unit wreaths will be laid at the Shrine progressively during the march, which will conclude at approximately 1pm.
At the conclusion of the march, a service will take place on the Shrine Forecourt.
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