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ANZAC - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

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.

We are proud to commemorate ANZAC Day in the UK by holding Services in Central London.

ANZAC Day 2018 London services

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, commemorative ceremonies in London are:

Dawn Service, New Zealand Memorial, Hyde Park Corner

Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade, The Cenotaph


Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey


5.00am: Dawn Service

Location: New Zealand Memorial, Hyde Park Corner

The main service will take place at the New Zealand Memorial on Hyde Park Corner. The service will be approximately 45 minutes in length and is open to the public. Arrival from 4.00am is suggested. Entry point details will be provided once confirmed.

11.00am: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade

Location: The Cenotaph, Whitehall

Following a march onto Whitehall, a requiem is read and at 11.00am the High Commissioners for New Zealand and Australia will lay the first wreaths. Wreaths are then laid by representatives of the UK government, High Commissioners and Ambassadors, as well as representatives from various service and ex-service organisations.

Arrival by 10.30am is recommended. The service will conclude at approximately 11.15am, allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey.

12.00pm: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving

Location: Westminster Abbey

The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day commences at 12.00 noon. Guests must be seated by 11.45am and the service will last approximately one hour.

Complimentary tickets are required for the Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade at the Cenotaph and the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

Ticket applications for 2018 are now closed.

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