Thursday 25 April 2013

Record numbers attended ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial on ANZAC Day with 35000 attending the Dawn Service and a further 17000 attending the National Ceremony.

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


Photographs of ANZAC Day ceremonies in Canberra



Education resources


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

Photographs taken on 25 April 1915