Anzac Day 2019 Dawn Services

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From 4.30am the letters and diaries of Australians who experienced war firsthand will be read aloud by a representative from each of the armed forces at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Following these readings all will be quiet before the commencement of the Dawn Service, which will start from 5:30am.


Melbourne's 8.30am Anzac Day march down St Kilda Road, finishing at the Shrine of Remembrance with a commemorative service, as the city remembers the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII.

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The march will start half-an-hour earlier than in recent years, following a 6am dawn service, which is expected to be attended by many thousands of people.


The official state dawn service is held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place in Sydney at 4.30am.

The march starts at 9am at Elizabeth Street and Martin Place, moving south to the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.

A commemoration service is held at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, adjacent to the Pool of Remembrance, at 12.30pm.

The sunset service will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5pm.

More than 18,000 march participants and observers are expected. Road closures and clearways will be in place from early morning, there will be additional train and bus services for participants and observers.

The Newcastle Dawn Service will begin at 5am at Nobbys Beach. At 9:15am the Anzac Day march will run from King Street to Civic Park, with the United Commemoration Service following at 10am in the park. Additional buses, light rail, ferries, and trains will run from 3.30am. Fort Scratchley open day and firing of historic guns will take place from 12pm until 4pm.


Brisbane will mark Anzac Day with a dawn service at Anzac Square from 4.28am, which is the time the first boats hit the beach at Anzac Cove on April 25, 1915.

A parade along George and Adelaide Streets will follow from 10am.

The Elephant Rock dawn service at Currumbin will start at 4.35am, the march at 10.55am and two-up at 1pm.

Up north, Townsville residents will surround the town's Cenotaph from 5.20am followed with the march at 9am.

In Far North Queensland, Cairns' dawn service will start at 5.30am and the march at 7am.


The Hobart Dawn Service will be held at the city Cenotaph on the Queen's Domain from 6am, followed by a march down Macquarie Street at 11am.

A wreath-laying will be part of the main commemorative service, which will take place at 11.40am at the Cenotaph.


The annual commemorative march in Adelaide will take place from the National War Memorial on North Terrace to the Cross of Sacrifice in North Adelaide.

The march will follow the city's dawn service, also held at the memorial, where more than 10,000 people are expected to gather from 6am.

Australia's oldest living Victoria Cross recipient, who risked his life to save 40 men in Vietnam, will join this year's Anzac Day commemorations in Adelaide.

Keith Payne VC AM, 85, received Australia's highest military honour for rescuing fellow soldiers while under enemy fire and suffering his own injuries during the Battle of Ben Het in 1969.


The Darwin service commences at 6am in Darwin at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade.

In Palmerston it also begins at 6am at Memorial Park.

There are parades in both Darwin city and Palmerston CBD and both step off at 9am.

Between 5000 and 6000 people are expected at the Dawn Service in Darwin.

the most senior member of the Air Force in the NT, wing commander Steven Parsons will be guest speaker at the Dawn Service.


About 30,000 people are expected to gather at the Kings Park State War Memorial in Perth for the dawn service at 6am.

Premier Mark McGowan, who served in the Australian Navy, will be the guest speaker and other dignitaries will include WA Governor Kim Beazley.

Afterwards, there will be a Haka for Life performance at Kings Park followed by a gunfire breakfast at the Government House Gardens.

There will also be separate services at the Jewish War Memorial at 7am and Vietnam Memorial at 7.30am.

About 10,000 people are expected to attend the annual march in the city, which will begin at the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace at 9am.

The march will head east along St Georges Terrace, turn right at Victoria Avenue and on to Langley Park where there will be a sausage sizzle.

The Commemorative Service will be held at the Perth Concert Hall from 11am.

More than 100 RSL sub-branches in WA will hold their own Anzac Day events.

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For more information and links to our RSL clubs in Australia and what all is being organized for ANZAC DAY please go to:

The information posted above is direct from the following news source:

For the full article with a video which is definitely worth watching, please go the above link.

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Do you have dawn and civil parades in each little village as well, like we do?
Here, even the small villages, 10 ish school kids size, have a memorial gate or statue hat they parade at.
We have a civilian Spitfire and Avenger who are joined by 2 Texan trainers from Ohakea, they do a 1,1/2 - 2 hour flight over as many cities, towns and villages as they can in commemeration

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