ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Cenotaph, Martin Place
Saturday 25 April, 04:15am
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Trust Inc
1300 679 775
ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance. At dawn on 25th April, 1915 a contingent of Australian and New Zealand Soldiers (ANZAC) landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula and it was planned that they and other Allied troops would put Turkey, who had joined Germany against the Allies, out of World War I. Horrific battles ensued, but the Turks were unable to evict the Allies and the Allies were unable to overcome the Turkish defences.
The official State ANZAC Day Dawn Service is held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place. The Catafalque Party and Band march on at 4.15am, the ceremony commences at 4.30am which is believed to have been the approximate time at which the first Australians waded ashore at Anzac Cove.