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Anzac Day 2024

The Dawn Service

Come together to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of generations of Australians, and all those who suffer the consequences of war.

The service is held at dawn to coincide with the time of the Gallipoli landing in 1915—the first major military action by Australian and New Zealand forces (ANZACs) during the First World War.

The event includes recitations, hymns, wreath-laying and an address by the Governor of Victoria. Screens around the Shrine enable participants to view proceedings.

The Dawn Service is scheduled to finish at 6:30am. Following the service, visitors may place a poppy at the Stone of Remembrance inside the monument.

All welcome. No tickets or bookings required.

ANZAC Day, Shrine of Remembrance, 2023

The Veterans' March

Honour and recognise those who have served and who currently serve in defence of Australia and its interests. The march commences in Swanston Street (near Federation Square) along St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance. Vehicles carrying aged and mobility-impaired veterans commence at 8:30am, and those marching step off at 9am. The march is normally complete by midday.

Key timings

  • 5.30am: Dawn Service commences
  • 7am: Shrine of Remembrance opens
  • 9am: Veterans' March commences

Visit RSL Victoria's website for more information.


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