Anzac Day dawn service details from the War Memorial

By 23 April, 2012 7

25 April, 2012
4:30 am

dawn service

The War Memorial has published details of what’s going on Wednesday morning for the Dawn Service.

The service is running from 5.30am to 6, but they suggest arrival at 4.30.

– Large numbers are expected; members of the general public should arrive from 4.30 am.
– It is suggested you wear warm clothing and bring a torch.
– On-site lighting is provided until 5.25 am.
– Programs are available free of charge upon arrival.
– This is an informal ceremony, with visitors standing on the Parade Ground.
– The Commemorative Area will be open to the public 15 minutes after the ceremony and poppies will be available by donation.
– First aid services will be available.
– Please bring bottled water and eat something before your arrival.
– Parking for mobility impaired
– ACTION Buses will provide a free bus service to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, departing from all major bus stations.
– The Memorial will provide free Park and Ride shuttles which will run between Russell Offices and the Australian War Memorial, starting from 4 am until 5.10 am with return services starting at 6 am.

[Photo copyright Australian War Memorial]

Please login to post your comments
7 Responses to Anzac Day dawn service details from the War Memorial
#1
gourmetmumma3:45 pm, 23 Apr 12

Can you provide any info re: the march this year? ie: time it starts and where the best spots are to sit.

#2
johnboy4:00 pm, 23 Apr 12
#3
HenryBG5:24 pm, 23 Apr 12

Still calling it a “service”, are they?

Last time I went it had apparently degenerated into some sort of TV presenter speaking trite nonsense into a battery of cameras, with the large crowd of people wanting to be part of the service playing second fiddle to the media circus.

Nope. Not a “service”, just another shallow and meaningless media event.

My advice is: if you want a meaningful dawn service, attend a real service organised by the RSL in any one of the great many small country towns in NSW where appropriate respect is shown on this important day.

#4
I-filed5:30 pm, 23 Apr 12

Have there been any recent updates on the Tent Embassy’s Michael Anderson and his plans to hold an Indigenous protest march on Anzac Day? I hope he has cancelled it.

#5
HenryBG6:28 pm, 23 Apr 12

I-filed said :

Have there been any recent updates on the Tent Embassy’s Michael Anderson and his plans to hold an Indigenous protest march on Anzac Day? I hope he has cancelled it.

Why? Do you think anybody would notice the 15 ferals who would turn up for it?

#6
johnboy9:24 am, 24 Apr 12
#7
buzz8199:45 am, 24 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

I-filed said :

Have there been any recent updates on the Tent Embassy’s Michael Anderson and his plans to hold an Indigenous protest march on Anzac Day? I hope he has cancelled it.

Why? Do you think anybody would notice the 15 ferals who would turn up for it?

The problem is that it would be more then 15 ferals, look at Australia Day fiasco…

Advertisement
GET PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Halloween in Australia?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

IMAGES OF CANBERRA

Advertisement
Sponsors
RiotACT Proudly Supports
Copyright © 2014 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.