It’s a day marked with reverence and steeped in tradition across two nations, as we commemorate the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in Gallipoli in 1915 and reflect on the sacrifice made by those who lost their lives fighting for our countries.
ANZAC Day also gives Australians and New Zealanders the opportunity to honour veterans and those serving at services.
Here’s where you can find commemorate the day around Perth:
Monday 24th April
Kings Park will host a sunset service for the first time on the evening of April 24th for those unable to make the dawn service on Tuesday. Tickets are free to the service, however, you must register to attend here.
Kings Park Flame of Remembrance | Monday 24 April – 5pm
Tuesday 25th April
Bookings are not required to attend the dawn service at Kings Park this year, however, we’re being told to arrive from as early as 4am to find a spot.
Kings Park State War Memorial | Tuesday 25 April – 5:50am – 7am
The beautiful gardens at Government House will hold a Gunfire Breakfast from 7am following the dawn service. All our welcome, with a gold coin donation for entry. You can expect a breakfast BBQ put on by the Rotary Club of Perth.
Government House Gardens | 7am – 9am
ANZAC Day March
Thousands are expected to line St George’s Terrace for the traditional ANZAC Day March. This year, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War and the 50th Anniversary of the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, representatives from both conflicts will be invited to March in lead position behind the flag. The March will begin on St Georges Tce at Barrack St, turn right on to Victoria Ave and end in Langley Park.
Perth CBD | 9am
You can find more info about all the commemorative activities planned for the city here, or get a full list of local services at the RSLWA website.
Of course, if you can’t make any of the events, you can listen to our driveway services on 96FM at 5:50am or 11:50am on April 25th, or stream 96FM here.