ANZAC Day commemoration
ANZAC was the name given to a combined force of the first Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Army troops who landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula at around dawn on Sunday, the 25th day of April,1915, barely nine months after the outbreak of World War I.
A day of national remembrance, 25 April takes on two forms:
- Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn - the time of the original landing, while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the country’s major cities and in many smaller centres.
- Commemorative ceremonies are more formal and are held at war memorials around the country. In these ways, ANZAC Day is a time at which Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.
Road closures will be in place on Tuesday 25 April for the Dawn Service at Darwin Cenotaph.
The RSL have advised accessible parking will be provided at the Darwin Oval Car Park and along the Esplanade, to access this please drive to the corner of Smith Street and Harry Chan Avenue/Esplanade (see image below), traffic controllers will give access to those with Disability Parking Permits.
The public parking is available at Westlane Carpark from 5.00am
Darwin RSL Sub-Branch 108th ANZAC Day Commemoration
0530 - Public begin assembling at Cenotaph
0550 - Veterans form up at ANZAC Walk at Bicentennial Park, the Esplanade and March to seating in front of Cenotaph
0600 - Dawn Service commences at The Cenotaph, The Esplanade
0900 - Parade moves off from
- Along Knuckey St
- Right into Cavenagh St
- Dismiss at Bennett St/Civic Centre area.
For further information contact Darwin RSL Sub-Branch 8941 5848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org