ANZAC centenary services in Australia

On 25 April 2015 dawn services will be held across Australia in remembrance of Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. 2015 holds great significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli. ANZAC centenary services in Australia
Site Requires Javascript - turn on javascript!

ANZAC centenary services in Australia

Lest we forget.


On 25 April 2015 dawn services will be held across Australia in remembrance of Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. 2015 holds great significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli.

Australia will be commemorating the ANZAC Centenary with a number of events and exhibitions held around the country.

WW1 Centenary Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

NoMansLanding, Sydney, NSW
2 April – 3 May 2015
Darling Harbour will host the world premiere of NoMansLanding, a large scale installation to commemorate the Centenary of the ANZACs. Darling Harbour’s anniversary program will also feature a Poppy Remembrance Wall, educational tours and a talk at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC
From 18 April 2015
The critically acclaimed WW1 collections of Imperial War Museums (IWM) will travel to the Melbourne Museum for The WW1 Centenary Exhibition. This exhibition includes original artefacts, dramatic film, rare artworks, sounds and images that bring to life the experience and personal stories of the war. 

ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT

Camp Gallipoli, various locations
24 – 25 April 2015
Held in selected cities across Australia, Camp Gallipoli commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing at a special night of remembrance and entertainment while sleeping under the stars.

Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT
25 April 2015
Of all the dawn services held around Australia, this is the most significant. Held at the Australian War Memorial, the ceremony starts early at 4:30am with excerpts read from letters and diaries of Australians who experienced war firsthand. At 5:30am the official dawn services begin with the traditional order of service including the ANZAC dedication, laying of wreaths, prayer and hymns, sounding of The Last Post and the observance of one minute’s silence.

ANZAC Day Parade, Sydney, NSW
25 April 2015
This annual commemoration event takes over the streets of the Sydney central business district. Thousands of people look on as veterans, school children, servicemen and women march in remembrance of Australian soldiers who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The parade concludes with a Commemoration Service at the War Memorial in Hyde Park. 

Find out more about upcoming Australian events.

More Holiday Ideas

See what else there is near here to inspire your holiday planning.

Australia's heritage attractions

Australia's heritage attractions

Connect to Australia's history, from ancient Aboriginal traditions through to convict and colonial eras. Learn about Sydney's traditional owners and see the colony's beginnings in historic sites stretching from the harbour to Parramatta. Check out Melbourne's grand gold boom architecture and dine, wine and shop in Brisbane's heritage-listed buildings. See Aboriginal and colonial art in Adelaide, near the historic German village of Hahndorf. Trace the Aboriginal lineage of Kings Park in Perth and walk with the ghosts of convicts, whalers and sailors in Hobart. Read Australia's first constitution in Canberra and learn about Darwin's dramatic World War II history.

View more information

Add to your dream trip add favourite
The History of Australia

The History of Australia

Australia’s Aboriginal people were thought to have arrived here by boat from South East Asia during the last Ice Age, at least 50,000 years ago. At the time of European discovery and settlement, up to one million Aboriginal people lived across the continent as hunters and gatherers. They were scattered in 300 clans and spoke 250 languages and 700 dialects. Each clan had a spiritual connection with a specific piece of land. However, they also travelled widely to trade, find water and seasonal produce and for ritual and totemic gatherings.

View more information

Add to your dream trip add favourite
Canberra

Canberra

Explore Canberra for Australian culture and history at superb monuments and galleries in this city surrounded by parklands and native bushland. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Experience the the Balloon Fiesta in autumn, Fireside Festival in winter, and Floriade in spring. Explore the Australian Alps or Tidnbinbilla Nature Reserve and Murrumbidgee River Corridor, just a short drive away.

View more information

Add to your dream trip add favourite