27 March 2017
April 25th is the day on which Australians come together to commemorate all the men and women who have fought for their country since the First World War. Here’s where you can pay your respects in Sydney this ANZAC Day.
Pay your respects by getting up early for an Anzac Day dawn service. Held at The Cenotaph in Martin Place, the service will begin at 4:30am. The service will include an Ode of Remembrance and a Last Post bugle call, as well as a minute’s silence and a laying of wreaths to remember the fallen.
Join veterans and servicemen in honouring those who fought for Australia by attending the ANZAC Day March. Beginning at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street, the ANZAC Day March will make its way to the end of Hyde Park, where a commemoration service will be held. The service begins at approximately 12:30pm next to The Pool of Reflection.
The ANZAC Commemoration Service will be held at the Hyde Park ANZAC Memorial after the ANZAC Day March. Beginning at 12:30pm, the remembrance service will commemorate soldiers who have fought for Australia and New Zealand since the First World War. Attended by prominent political leaders and senior service representatives, the service will also include performances from the NSW Police Concert Band and the Scots College Massed Pipe Band.
Learn more about why we celebrate ANZAC Day at the Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience. This free, interactive event commemorates the bravery of those who fought, while teaching a new generation about the perils of the past. This immersive experience transports you back to an earlier time and follows the lives of soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses who sacrificed everything for their country.
The ANZAC Sunset Service Ceremony will begin at the Cenotaph in Martin Place at 5:00pm. This short service will feature a performance by the NSW Ambulance Service Band before the lowering of the flags brings an end to the official ANZAC Day Commemorations in Sydney.