Recognising the 109th anniversary of the start of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign in the First World War, services will be held on the dawn of 25 April 2024 to commemorate our brave Anzacs on the fields where they fell.
The Anzac Day Dawn Service in Gallipoli, Türkiye will take place at the Anzac Commemorative Site within the Gallipoli Peninsula. This will be followed by a mid-morning Australian Memorial service at Lone Pine Cemetery, the site of one of the fiercest battles that the Australians fought during the First World War.
The Dawn Service in France will be held at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux, France, followed by a service at the Digger Memorial, just outside the town of Bullecourt. The local French government will hold a series of smaller services in Villers-Bretonneux and Bullecourt throughout the day.
Kahlil Fegan DSC AM, Repatriation Commissioner said, “Anzac day is a time to come together with your loved ones in solemn reflection of those who have sacrificed so much. There’s something truly moving about sharing this experience on the sacred battle fields of France and Türkiye. If you’re able to travel, I encourage you to get your tickets today.”
Those planning to attend the Dawn Services can get their free attendance passes online at https://commemorations.teg.com.au. Early registration is essential. For entry requirements and travel advice for France and Türkiye, visit smartraveller.gov.au.
For those unable to travel, the services in France and Türkiye will be broadcast live on the ABC.