The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Australians can commemorate this ANZAC Day. RSL NSW has worked with the NSW Government to ensure that the following commemorations can take place across the state this year, in accordance with current NSW Health advice and event guidelines:

  • Marches
  • Dawn Services
  • All other commemoration services

The health and safety of veterans, current serving members of the Australian Defence Force, and NSW communities is a priority for RSL NSW.

Information and FAQs regarding the Sydney CBD March can be found on our website here.

 

 

 

FAQs for local commemorations
Can ANZAC Day marches, dawn services and all other commemoration services go ahead outside of the Sydney CBD?

Yes. RSL NSW sub-Branches are working with NSW Police and their local council to coordinate ANZAC Day services including marches and dawn services.

Please find link to planned commemorations across NSW which will be updated as events are confirmed. Alternatively, please contact your local RSL NSW sub-Branch.

Can the general public attend ANZAC Day commemorations services in their community?

All commemoration services are being planned with NSW Police and local councils in accordance with current public health advice. The type of event, seating and spacing requirements, it may not be possible for spectators to attend commemoration services.

The general public is encouraged to follow this page for updated information in relation to local events or to contact their local sub-Branch for more information.

Alternatively, you can show your support by staying local and participating in the national ‘Light up the Dawn’ service at dawn. The RSL encourages you to rally your neighbours to participate and share your service on your social media platforms.

What is the current public health advice in relation to events?

The following information is current as at February 2021:

  • Within Greater Sydney up to 500 people can attend an event if assigned a seating area and up to 2,000 people can attend if they are assigned to a specific seat.
  • Outside of Greater Sydney up to 3,000 people can attend an event if they are assigned to a seating area and up to 5,000 people can attend if they are assigned to a specific seat.
How can I find out what’s happening in my community?

RSL NSW sub-Branches are updating information on this website as their events are confirmed. Alternatively, please reach out to your local sub-Branch for more information or to show your support for our hard-working volunteers.

How can I commemorate and show my support to veterans?

Australians can commemorate and show their support by staying local and participating in the national ‘Light up the Dawn’ service at dawn. The RSL encourages you to rally your neighbours to participate and share your service on your social media platforms.