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How you can commemorate ANZAC Day this year

ANZAC Day is shaping up to be a welcome return to commemorations in many parts of NSW, with COVID-19 restrictions impacting the number of marches and services that can take place compared to all other years.

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, ongoing updates and changes have been made to ANZAC Day commemorations which presents some challenges for the veteran volunteers who plan these events.

A comprehensive guide of ANZAC Day commemorations across NSW can be found here. Detailed information on the Martin Place Dawn Service can be found here and the Sydney CBD March can be found here.

Please make sure you plan ahead to attend a commemoration in the Sydney CBD. For the latest information visit the ANZAC Day in NSW page on the NSW Government website. For information on public transport visit the Transport for NSW website.

For veterans and participating descendants

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 has been 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.

In line with COVID requirements, veterans and descendants wishing to participate in a March or Service in NSW are asked to register for the event in advance, especially for ticketed events, or alternatively check-in on the day using a QR code. Please note that the allocation for ticketed events may be exhausted prior to ANZAC Day.

For spectators

If you are planning on spectating at a March or Service, please check the relevant event details to see whether you need to register in advance, especially for ticketed events, or simply need to check-in on the day using a QR code. Please note that the allocation for ticketed events may be exhausted prior to ANZAC Day.

Light up the Dawn

Based on the tremendous community response to this initiative, and to ensure commemorating ANZAC Day safely is available to all, the RSL is again encouraging Australians to come together safely in their neighbourhoods this year. To find out more about how you can ‘Light up the Dawn’ on 25 April, please visit this website.

Donate to the ANZAC Appeal

If you are in a position to provide financial support, you can donate to the ANZAC Appeal to help the RSL to continue delivering ongoing services and support to veterans across Australia. Any donation made from NSW is returned to RSL NSW and goes directly to our partner charity, RSL DefenceCare. Click here to donate or find out more.

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