Each year on 25 April, ANZAC Day, we reflect on the service and sacrifice of all Australians who have served in conflict or peacekeeping operations.
We remember those who have served, died and suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. We honour their memory, and reflect on the sacrifice and dedication of our servicewomen and men, veterans, and their families.
This year, ANZAC Day commemorations will return to pre-COVID-19 settings.
In Melbourne, Victorians can attend the annual Dawn Service and Commemorative Service held at the Shrine of Remembrance or watch the ANZAC Day March.
Shrine services will also be livestreamed for those who wish to mark the occasion from home.
Across Victoria, local events will be run by RSL Sub-Branches, ex-service organisations, and local councils, giving people the option to commemorate closer to home, or while away for the long weekend.
On Monday 25 April at 5.30am at the Shrine of Remembrance the Dawn Service commences with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. The March commences at 9am, followed by a Commemorative Service.
Everyone is welcome at the Shrine of Remembrance, there is no restriction to entry. In keeping with Victorian Government requirements, attendees are encouraged to check in via QR code and wear a mask if unable to maintain social distancing.
The Victorian government will also provide veterans and servicewomen and men with free public transport on ANZAC Day.
For more information about free travel visit ANZAC Day 2022 - Public Transport .
And you can support RSL’s ANZAC appeal by buying a pin or donating to support veterans and their families
For livestreams see:
For a personal story of what ANZAC Day means to a current serving officer, visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria - The many meanings of Anzac .
Lest we forget.
Reviewed 22 April 2022