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, we will again help Australians to come together in 2021, in their driveways, on their balconies, or in their living rooms at 6am to commemorate Australia’s deeply held ANZAC traditions. The RSL will produce a shortened personal service and participation kits for use across our community – please check back with this page closer to the day to download your service.

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