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Sydney’s Anzac Day events

23 Apr 2017

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How are you commemorating ANZAC Day this year? Will you be setting your alarm for the Dawn Service or hitting the streets to watch the big parade? No matter how you commemorate one of the biggest days in Australia, Sydney will be hosting several key events to help you pay your respects.
Dawn Service
If the Dawn Service is your favourite way to pay your respects to the ANZACs, don’t miss this touching ceremony where thousands of Australians will gather together to remember the Diggers.

  • What: The ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2017
  • Where: The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place
  • When: Tuesday 25th April, 4:30am
  • Tips: Arrive early to secure a good spot. The Dawn Service will include The Last Post, laying of the wreaths and the Ode of Remembrance.

Parade
Perfect for every member of the family, the ANZAC Day March allows the public to honour participating and fallen veterans for their service and sacrifice.

  • What: The ANZAC Day March 2017
  • Where: Martin Place, Sydney
  • When: Tuesday 25th April, commencing at 9am
  • Tips: The March will travel south on Elizabeth Street to Liverpool Street. Be sure to arrive early to get a good vantage point.

Eats and Drinks
If you’re looking to sit down for a good meal or wish to enjoy a beer or two, you’ll have no trouble finding a venue holding an ANZAC Day event in Sydney. A good old-fashioned game of two-up is a must, so grab your mates and make a day of it!

  • What: Meals, drinks, and two-up
  • Where: The Potts Point Hotel, 33-35 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Sydney
  • When: Tuesday 25th April, open 11:30am-late, two-up from 1pm
  • Tips: The hotel will be featuring a drinks special to get in the ANZAC Day spirit. They will also offer a free drink and 20% off meals for servicemen and women in uniform.

Entertainment
Discover the spirit of the ANZAC, from the First World War to now, in this interactive and immersive museum display. Featuring moving and educational images, videos, sculptures, and displays, this is a great activity to teach children about the ANZACs. Just be sure to supervise little ones, as some content may be upsetting for young children.

  • What: Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience
  • Where: International Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre Hall 5, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney
  • When: April 15th – 27th, open 9am-6pm
  • Tips: While the exhibit is free to the public, it’s a good idea to reserve your tickets to secure your spot.

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