Light Up the Dawn was an idea which originated within the Australian community and was supported and promoted across Australia in 2020, a year of great challenge and change.

As the sun peeked above the horizon, the country stood united – in uniforms or pyjamas, wearing medals, poppies, and sprigs of rosemary – to let Australia’s veterans know that their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Based on the tremendous community response to this initiative, the RSL will again encourage Australians to consider this one way that they can commemorate and has produced supporter packs to get everyone involved and promote donations to the ANZAC Appeal. All NSW-based donations will support veteran services delivered by our partner charity, RSL DefenceCare.

For more information about how you can Light up the Dawn and donate to the ANZAC Appeal please click here.

Help us share Light up the Dawn

To make it easy for sub-Branches and organisations share Light up the Dawn, we’ve created a range of digital assets including desktop screensavers, email signatures, banner images, social media images and posters. To view and select which digital assets you may like to download and use, please click here.