Anzac Day commemorations will begin on the evening of Monday 23 April with the projection onto the Memorial building of images of Australian servicemen and servicewomen drawn from the Memorial’s rich photographic collection. These projections will run again on 24 April until the start of the Dawn Service on Anzac Day.
In close cooperation with the Returned and Services League of Australia, the Memorial will host the following:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony will be held after the Dawn Service at the Aboriginal memorial plaque, a short walk from the base of Mount Ainslie.
Pre-registering provides passengers with peace of mind, knowing that their bus travel to either the Dawn Service or the National Ceremony is arranged. It also allows Transport Canberra to effectively manage customer demand for bus services, and ensures that bus resources are used efficiently.
For more information, including departure locations, times, and registration, please visit www.transport.act.gov.au or call their Customer Service Team on 13 17 10.
Commencing at approximately 4.55 pm AEDT, the Memorial farewells visitors each day with a moving Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Area. Each night the ceremony shares the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour.
This month, special Last Post Ceremonies will also mark significant anniversaries, including:
24 April – centenary of the second battle of Villers-Bretonneux
25 April – Anzac Day
The A Matter of Trust exhibition explores the work of Z Special Unit operatives in Borneo and the relationships they developed with the indigenous populations.
In the face of discovery and Japanese reprisals, Dayaks and operatives discovered surprising affinities and formed remarkable alliances.
This exhibition has been developed in partnership with the Australian National University with the support of the Australian Research Council.