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Anzac Day

What is Anzac Day?

Anzac Day, 25 April, marks the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand forces landing at Gallipoli. This was the first military action our Anzacs saw in World War I.

Anzac is an acronym for ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps'. It is a term that evokes a sense of patriotism, heroism and sacrifice.

25 April is the day we remember the sacrifice of those who died in war – the First World War and all other wars. 

What happens on Anzac Day?

Ex-servicemen and women march through the city and commemorative ceremonies are held at war memorials around the country.

What happens in Melbourne?

Dawn Service

The Shrine of Remembrance Forecourt
6am to 6.30am

Official Wreath Laying

The Shrine of Remembrance
6.30am to 8.30am

Members of the public that wish to lay wreaths may do so after the official wreath laying.

Anzac Day Commemoration March

The march starts at the intersection of Swanston and Little Bourke streets and proceeds along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance.

Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony

The Shrine of Remembrance

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Public transport

For train, tram and bus information, contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight) or go to Public Transport Victoria.

Men at ANZAC Day