RSL ACT Branch
RSL ACT Branch
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Services and Ceremonies

ANZAC Day 2020 Ceremonies

ANZAC Day ceremonies are hosted by the Australian War Memorial, with involvement of the ACT Branch of the RSL in the Dawn Service and the National ANZAC Day ceremony.  Detailed information, which is regularly updated, is available on the Memorial’s website,
The RSL co-ordinator is RSL ACT Branch, Renee Mills.

Dawn Service – The Dawn Service commences at 5.30am in front of the Australian War Memorial.  It is suggested that visitors should arrive from 4.30am onwards.  

Further details regarding the Dawn Service will be published here once necessary arrangements have been made .

No tickets are required for the Dawn Service and there is no allocated seating.  Visitors are welcome to occupy the seating provided for the National Ceremony, but this should be vacated at the conclusion of the Dawn Service.  The Memorial’s Commemorative Area, including the Hall of Memory, will open 15 minutes after the Service concludes and will remain open until 8.00am

National Ceremony – The National Ceremony commences at 10.30am with the veterans’ march, which steps off at 10.50am.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own seats and rugs.  Trained First Aid staff will be in attendance.  The Memorial will re-open after the ceremony around 12.45pm. 

More information regarding the 2020 ANZAC Day National Ceremony will be publish here as arrangements are finalised. In the meantime 2019’s information is below to serve as a guide.

National Ceremony ANZAC Day March 2019

Order of March 2019 Final WEF 23 April 19

ANZAC Parade Map 2019

Contingent Brief 2019

ANZAC Veterans’ March – Contingent leaders need to complete the online form to ensure that their contingent is included in the Order of March.  Information collected by the form will advise the March Co-ordinator of the number of marchers expected to be taking part and ensure your contingent is appropriately acknowledged.  Water points and portable public toilets will be available along ANZAC Parade.


Road Closures – Road closures will be in operation from 2.00am to 3.00pm, which will limit public access to parking at the Memorial.   Visitors planning to walk to the Memorial should keep to the footpaths as shuttle buses will be in operation.

Transport Canberra Bus Services –The Australian War Memorial and Transport Canberra (Formerly ACTION) Buses will be providing FREE bus services to and from both the Dawn Service and the National Ceremony.

For all information and to register to ride with Transport Canberra please go to or contact Transport Canberra on 13 17 10.

Register to Ride provides assurance that your bus travel to and from the ceremonies is arranged. It also allows Transport Canberra to be able to manage customer demand and ensure resources are used effectively. Tickets are limited so customers are encouraged to register early.