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All-Abilities Sunset Service

Location: Flame of Remembrance, Kings Park, Perth WA

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Time: 4:45 pm - 5:40 pm

 

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: Thursday, 25 April 2024

Time: 5:30 am - 7:00 am

 

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 together in the beauty of Kings Park, share the sunrise, and commemorate ANZAC Day.

Gunfire Breakfast

Location: Government House Gardens, St Georges Tce Perth

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2024

Time: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

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 1890’s, 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: St Georges Tce, Perth WA

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2024

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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.

Join us as we 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 & Mateship Event

Location: Langley Park

Date: Thursday 25 April 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/anzac-day-event

Journey on to Langley Park to relax with family and friends after the ANZAC Day March. This is a ticketed event 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.

 

Tickets include 6 free games for children.

ANZAC Day History

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC Day commemorates the 1915 Gallipoli landing during World War I. This eight-month campaign resulted in significant Australian casualties, with around 8,700 soldiers losing their lives.

These brave men who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula forged a legacy, introducing the term 'ANZAC' into our language and embodying the spirit of ANZAC, characterised by values of mateship and sacrifice, which continue to unite all Australians today.

Today, ANZAC Day is a day to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. Commencing with dawn commemorative services, the RSLWA Anzac Day Service brings together former servicemen, servicewomen, their families, and the wider community in a tribute to those who fought for our freedom and security.

We will remember them. Lest we forget.

ANZAC Day 2023

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