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ANZAC Day events 2024

On ANZAC Day, all Australians are encouraged to reflect on contributions all service men and women have made for more than a century since the First World War. Here are some of the events taking place in Perth.

April 11, 2024

All Abilities Sunset Service (24th April)

Location: Flame of Remembrance, Kings Park, WA

Date: April 24th, 2024

Time: 4:45pm - 5:40pm

On the eve of ANZAC Day 2024, RSLWA will be holding an inclusive Sunset Service to remember and reflect on the brave men and women who have made so many sacrifices. This ceremony, with additional accessibility measures including audio description, wheelchair access, Auslan, low sensory facilities, ACROD parking, and DADAA assistance is open to all who wish to share the sunset and commemorate ANZAC Day.

Dawn Service

Location: State War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth WA

Date: April 25th, 2024

Time: 5:30am - 7:00am

On ANZAC Day 2024, thousands of Western Australians will gather at sunrise to remember those who lost their lives in conflict. In the half-light people of all ages and backgrounds will listen to inspiring words, join together to sing, and pause in silence to reflect and remember the sacrifices made by our brave men and women. The Dawn service is open to all who wish to join in the beauty of Kings Park, share the sunrise, and commemorate ANZAC Day.

Gunfire Breakfast

Location: Government House Gardens, Perth

Date: April 25th, 2024

Time: 7:00am - 9:00am

On ANZAC Day 2024, the Government House Gardens will host a barbeque breakfast. Connect with the WA Veteran community at the annual ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast before heading to St Georges Terrace for the March.
The Gunfire Breakfast tradition dates back to the 1890s, where ‘gunfire’ referred to an early morning mix of rum and black tea, to provide a dash of courage before a day on the battlefield. The concoction started with English army soldiers and was quickly adopted by the Australian and New Zealand soldiers. RSLWA in collaboration with the Rotary Club will provide breakfast for a gold coin donation.

The March

Location: Saint Georges Terrace, Perth

Date: April 25th, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

With more than 62,000 veterans in Western Australia, the ANZAC Day March in the City of Perth is a chance to recognise our service people as they march alongside their mates in a show of camaraderie and commemoration. ANZAC Day marches are held around the country, from the smallest towns to our largest.
You are invited to join in and acknowledge the families of servicemen and women who have served and died in all conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The public is encouraged to come and watch the March and pay their respects to the service people marching and those they represent.

Family and mateship event

Location: Langley Park, Perth

Date: April 25th, 2024

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Head over to Langley Park to relax with family and friends after the ANZAC Day March. This event is free entry, and open to all service and non-service people alike. Enjoy live music, food vans, drinks, and activities for children. This family-friendly event presents interactive military vehicles and commemorative activities for all ages.

The Australian War Memorial will once again host the national Dawn Service, which will be telecast live on ABC TV and streamed via DVA’s Facebook page.

Returned Services League of Australia (RSL) and other ex-service organisations, as well as state and territory governments, organise ANZAC Day services throughout the country. You can find out about local services by getting in touch with your local RSL sub-branch or visiting the ANZAC Day page on the RSL Australia website.

Several Australian War Cemeteries and Gardens of Remembrance hold ANZAC Day services. Please check the Commemorations page on the DVA website for up-to-date information.

Source: RSLWA

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