ANZAC Day

Monday 25 April 2011

Please note: this year ANZAC Day falls on Easter Monday

ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans. In Canberra, the Memorial, in close cooperation with RSL ACT, hosts the Dawn Service and the National ANZAC Day Ceremony. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony will be held after the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Aboriginal Memorial plaque on the side of Mount Ainslie.

History and tradition

Ceremonies

Photographs of ANZAC Day ceremonies in Canberra:

Speeches

Sound

Education resources

Tours

Battlefield tours: details of the Memorial's tours to Gallipoli and the Western Front

If you are planning to travel to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day 2010 please read the:

on Smartraveller: The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance website.

The consular card provides information and contact details for Australians travelling to Gallipoli.