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2022 Adelaide ANZAC Day Services & Events Guide

Here is your 2022 guide to Adelaide’s Anzac Day events, from dawn services to the Union Street party, find the event closest and suited to you.

Image Credit: Walkerville RSL and RSL South Australia

Anzac Day is held annually on April 25, with services held in both metropolitan and rural areas. Remember to take some time out today to remember our fallen soldiers and say thank you to our current soldiers who continue to fight for, and protect the beautiful country that we call Australia.

From Anzac Day eve events to dawn services, the march, and remembrance services on the day. This is your 2022 guide on what is happening near you and to help you fit the day into your busy schedule.

Dawn Services

Dawn Service At The SA National War Memorial

The dawn service is the biggest tradition in Australia when it comes to Anzac Day, and per tradition, the main Dawn Service will be held at the SA National War Memorial at 6:00 am. This is located on the corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace and is open to the public.

  • Adelaide South Australian National War Memorial, North Terrace 6:00 am
  • Adelaide Light Horse Memorial, Cnr North & East Tces 8:00 am
  • Adelaide Cross of Sacrifice, after the ANZAC March concludes
  • Arch of Remembrance, Brighton Jetty 6:00 am
  • Blackwood Soldiers War Memorial, 6:30 am
  • Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall, 8:30 am
  • Coromandel Valley War Memorial, 9:00 am
  • Daw Park Chapel, Repat Hospital 7:30 am
  • Edwardstown Memorial Garden, Raglan Ave 6:00 am
  • Elizabeth RSL, 70 Midway Rd, Elizabeth East 6:00 am
  • Forest Range, WW1 Memorial 10:00 am
  • Freeling Cenotaph 6:30 am
  • Glenelg Memorial, Moseley Square 6:00 am
  • Glynde Lutheran Homes Community Centre, 22 Avenue Road 7:00 am
  • Gumeracha Oval 6:30 am
  • Hallett Cove Memorial, Herron Way Reserve 6:00 am
  • Henley Beach Football Club, Atkins St, Seaview Road 6:30 am
  • Houghton Village Square 6:00 am
  • Kangarilla War Memorial, Kangarilla Recreation Ground 6:30 am
  • Largs North RSL, Carnarvon Terrace 6:45 am
  • Linden Park, RAR Association, 13 Beatty Street 6:20 am
  • Lobethal, Centopath 6:00am
  • Manningham RSL, Bennett Ave 6:15 am
  • Meadows Memorial Gardens, Mawson Road 6:00 am
  • Morphett Vale Memorial Gardens, corner Main South & Flaxmill Roads 6:00 am
  • Mount Barker Memorial, Mann Street 6:00 am
  • Nairne Cenotaph, Main St 6:15 am
  • Norton Summit War Memorial 6:30 am
  • Payneham, Cross of Sacrifice, Memorial Gardens 6:00 am
  • Plympton Park, RSL, 464 Marion Road 6:30 am
  • Port Adelaide Naval Assoc, Quebec Street 6:00 am
  • Rose Park Memorial, cnr Prescott Tce & Alexander Ave 6:00 am
  • Salisbury Memorial, Orange Avenue 6:00 am
  • Semaphore, Memorial, Foreshore 6:00 am
  • Smithfield Memorial Gardens, Anderson Walk 6:00 am
  • Tea Tree Gully, Memorial Gardens, North East Road 6:00 am
  • Tranmere, The Gums, Shakespeare Avenue 6:30 am
  • Unley Memorial Gardens 5:50 am
  • Uraidla War Memorial, Swamp Rd 6:30 am
  • Walkerville Memorial Rose Garden, Church Tce 6:15 am

List as of 12/4/2022.

ANZAC Day March

The Anzac Day March will be back with crowds approved for the first time in two years.

Commencing at 9:30 am from the corner of North Terrace and Gawler Place, the march will make its way to its destination at the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide. Spectators are invited to line both North Terrace and King William Street to watch those participating in the march.

Remembrance Service At The Cross of Sacrifice

Immediately after the Anzac Day March, there will be a special service from approximately 11:30 am in Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide. This part of the day’s commemorations is the significant finale, the March represents the walk to the grave and the service at the Cross of Sacrifice represents the burial.

The general public is welcome to attend this service.

Anzac Eve

Anzac Eve Youth Vigil

If your schedule on April 25 is absolutely packed, or if you just want to celebrate a day early, the State RSL ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil starts at 6.00 pm on ANZAC Eve, at the South Australian National War Memorial on North Terrace and finishes just in time for the Dawn Service at 6:00 am the next day.

Anzac Eve Youth Vigil – Smithfield Memorial Gardens

Families are invited to join more than 60 youth from service organisations to salute the men and women who served their country at a special ceremony in the City of Playford on ANZAC Day Eve. From 7.30pm – 8pm Sunday 24th April followed by overnight vigil, the vigil will involve members of Ridley District Scouts, Playford District Girl Guides, St John Ambulance Cadets, Dalkeith Country Fire Service Cadets and Elizabeth Pathfinders Club stand guard in 30-minute shifts throughout the night leading up to the Dawn Service.

More Anzac Day Events

Union Hotel’s ANZAC Day Street Party

Image Credit: Union Hotel

Waymouth Street will once again close for the return of this event post-covid restrictions. Having long been a gathering place following the Anzac Day Parade, The Union Hotel will host a street party with the proceeds from the day contributing to Legacy. Enjoy a sausage hot off the BBQ and sip on your choice of beverage with boutique wine and beer tents onsite and ample food stalls. There will be plenty of entertainment with Cornsey’s Allstars, Salt & Pepper Swing Band, SA Pipes & Drums, and Mount Barker Pipes & Drums. From 10am until 10pm.

For more information on events head to the RSL website.

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