ANZAC Day Services information

In line with the current COVID-19 pandemic climate, RSLWA has had to make the difficult decision not to deliver the traditional Kings Park Dawn Service and remove public participation for 2022. Here is some information from RSLWA and how you can still commemorate our veterans.

April 21, 2022

To protect more vulnerable Veterans, while still delivering an ANZAC Day experience to the wider community, RSLWA have partnered with Radio 95.4 and the Triple M Radio Network to deliver a live broadcast of a Commemorative Service to enable the community to take part in Driveway Dawn Services in the safety of their own homes.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the State War Memorial in Kings Park will be a small, invitation-only event to enable a broadcast of the service to the broader community. 

There will be no additional lighting or infrastructure at Kings Park to support public participation and there will be no additional early morning public transport services into the CBD or to Kings Park.

RSLWA is encouraging people to take part with Driveway Dawn Services from the safety of their homes by tuning in to the live broadcast.  

Gunfire Breakfast

7.00 am to 9.00 am

Held at Government House Gardens on St Georges Terrace, from 7.00am to 9.00am the breakfast is open to everyone to enjoy camaraderie with the Veteran community. Entry is a gold coin donation to share the Spirit of ANZAC Day. The breakfast BBQ is organised and prepared by the Rotary Club.

This event is required to follow COVID restrictions of physical distancing and proof of vaccination for entry.

ANZAC Day Parade

Perth CBD starting at 9.00 am

The RSLWA is planning for the CBD Parade to proceed while observing COVID restrictions. This will include COVID Marshalls on site, physical distancing and proof of vaccination strongly encouraged for all participants.

The Australian Defence Force will step off from the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace at 9.00am followed by vintage vehicles and military jeeps carrying Veterans, Ex-services Units, Corps and Regimental Associations. The Parade will proceed along St Georges Terrace, passing the saluting dais before turning right into Victoria Avenue and dispersing at Langley Park.

RSLWA is encouraging people to only attend as observers if they have friends or relatives marching. The Parade will be broadcast live by ABC TV and RSLWA is encouraging observers to enjoy the parade from their own homes.

A sausage sizzle will be provided by The Salvation Army for participants and observers.

Commemorative Service

Perth Concert Hall from 11.00 am to midday

This is a free community event, but tickets are required for entry. The program will include the Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band and the ANZAC Day Choir, brought together by the Perth Modern School Chamber Choir and Perth Modern School Alumni Singers.

Tickets are now available and can be booked through the Perth Concert Hall website

Due to COVID-19 restrictions capacity is limited to 75% and proof of vaccination will be needed to enter the venue. The service will be broadcast live by ABC TV.

For local service information, visit:

https://www.rslwa.org.au/commemoration/anzac-day/anzac-day-services-2022

Source: www.rslwa.org.au

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