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Sydney CBD March

Register to participate in the Sydney CBD March by clicking here.

For comprehensive information about the March please click here.

RSL NSW 2021 ANZAC Day Commemorations

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Australians can commemorate this ANZAC Day. RSL NSW has been working with the NSW Government since September 2020 to ensure that the following commemorations can take place across the state this year, in accordance with current NSW Health advice and Controlled Outdoor Event guidelines:

  • Marches
  • Dawn Services
  • All other commemoration services

The Minister for Health and Medical Research has granted an Exemption to the Public Health Order for 10,000 marchers to participate in the Sydney CBD March on 25 April. For comprehensive information about the March please click here.

An exemption was granted to communities across Greater Sydney and outside of Greater Sydney for a maximum of 5,000 people to attend an ANZAC Day March or service and must not exceed one person per 2 square metres of space.

The nominated organiser of an outdoor ANZAC Day march or service must develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan required for outdoor protests. Each person participating in an outdoor ANZAC Day March or service must provide their name, telephone number of email address to the nominated organiser and take reasonably practicable steps to comply with the COVID-19 Safety Plan developed by the nominated organiser.

The health and safety of veterans, current serving members of the Australian Defence Force, and NSW communities is a priority for RSL NSW. As the COVID-19 landscape evolves in NSW, updates and changes may be made to ANZAC Day commemorations at any time.

To register for the Sydney CBD March, please enter your details in the form located on this page of our website.

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

For information about services in all other NSW communities, please follow this link.

If you have any questions about 2021 ANZAC Day commemorations in NSW please contact support@rslnsw.org.au or contact your local sub-Branch volunteers.

 

 

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. Depending on 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 24 March 2021:

An exemption to the Public Health Order issued to RSL NSW on 24 March 2021 stipulates that a maximum of 10,000 people can participate in the Sydney CBD March.

Within Greater Sydney and outside of Greater Sydney, a maximum of 5,000 people can attend an ANZAC Day March or service and must not exceed one person per 2 square metres of space. The nominated organiser of an outdoor ANZAC Day march or service must develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan required for outdoor protests. Each person participating in an outdoor ANZAC Day March or service must provide their name, telephone number of email address to the nominated organiser and take reasonably practicable steps to comply with the COVID-19 Safety Plan developed by the nominated organiser.

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.