Priority will be given to Australian Defence Force veterans who served in World War II and all other conflicts to date, including current operations. WWII veterans have been notified in writing that they do not need to apply for the ballot. If you are a WWII veteran and did not receive a letter from RSL NSW in December 2020, please contact us.
In accordance with the current restrictions and NSW Health advice, places in the Sydney CBD March will be limited to 500. The places will be allocated to veterans across each service branch and conflict from World War II to current operations. Positions will be allocated to those who have expressed interest in the ballot.
Limited places will be available to each service branch for current Australian Defence Force (ADF) servicemen and women. Places will be allocated by the ADF and not by the ballot process.
Yes, RSL NSW will work with the New Zealand Consulate to ensure that New Zealand veterans are represented in the March.
Priority will be given to veterans and due to limitations on numbers, descendants are not able to participate in the 2021 Sydney CBD March. We encourage you to attend your local commemoration services.
Due to limitations on numbers, priority will be given to Australian Defence Force veterans.
In addition to your contact details, you will need to provide information on your service (service number, rank, number of years served, unit/ship/squadron, conflict or operational deployment).
After the ballot closes on 19 March 2021, all registrations will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and allocated places where possible. All applicants will be contacted to confirm the outcome.
You will be sent a confirmation email which will include the conditions of entry to the March. Your ticket will be posted to the address provided on your registration form. You must bring this ticket and ID to gain entry to the form up area on the day.
No. The route will be moved to reflect the reduced numbers and a shorter March with the intention to keep veterans safe.
Any veteran wishing to participate must be able to march on foot up to 1km. No vehicles will be permitted within the March. Should any veteran require accessibility access, please complete the Expression of Interest form to outline your requirements.
The ballot is only open to individuals to who match the eligibility criteria. To ensure that a March can take place, priority will be given to veterans and therefore the usual order of the March has been changed and will not permit any group registrations or unit/association banners.
Priority will be given to veterans and due to limitations on numbers and NSW Health advice around the use of instruments at public events, bands are not able to participate this year.
Due to the change on the order of the March this year, banners are not permitted. Veterans will march in groups according to their branch of service.
Yes, Her Excellency, the Governor of NSW will lead the March, accompanied by her Aide-De-Camps.
Roads within the Sydney CBD will be closed from 2am to 4pm on 25 April 2021 and includes pedestrian access in some streets. Access within the closed site will be by ticket or vehicle permit only.
For full list of road closures within the Sydney CBD can be found at visit http://www.livetraffic.com
Travel on public transport to and from ANZAC Day events is free for current and ex-Australian Defence Force personnel in uniform, wearing their medals or who have proof of service. Veterans’ families, carers, widows and widowers also travel free.
Those travelling via bus should be prepared that services will use alternate routes and stops while road closures are in place.
Please head to transportnsw.info to plan your trip on public transport.
Accessibility drop-off and pick up areas can be located at:
- Macquarie Street at Martin Place (western side, outside St Stephen’s Church)
- Pitt Street approaching Market Street (eastern side, outside Piccadilly Shopping Centre)
- Barrack Street at York Street (eastern side of York Street)
Our priority is to keep our veterans safe and conduct the event within NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines. The public is discouraged from attending the March. This will include veteran and war widow seating.
We encourage you to go to your local commemorative services to pay your respects to the ANZAC.
Yes, the ABC will broadcast the March live on ANZAC Day. It will also be streamed live on RSL NSW Facebook page. The March will also be available to view on iView.