ANZAC day is held annually on April 25, with many different events being held in both metropolitan and rural areas. Remember to take some time out today to remember our fallen soldiers and say thanks to our current soldiers who continue to fight for and protect our beautiful country that we call Australia.
From ANZAC day eve events, to dawn services, the march and remembrance services on the day, as well as road closures. This is your 2019 guide on what is happening near you and to help you fit the day into your busy schedule.
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 6:00am. This is located on the corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace and is open to public.
Adelaide South Australian National War Memorial, North Terrace 6:00am
Adelaide Light Horse Memorial, Cnr North & East Tces 8:00am
Adelaide Cross of Sacrifice, after the ANZAC March 11:30am
Daw Park Chapel, Repat Hospital 7:30am
Edwardstown Memorial Garden, Raglan Ave 6:00am
Elizabeth RSL, 70 Midway Rd, Elizabeth East 5:45am
Freeling Cenotaph 6:30am
Gawler Pioneer Park 6:15am
Glenelg Memorial, Moseley Square 6:00am
Glenside Jamie Larcombe Centre, Eucalyptus Lane 7:30am
Glynde Lutheran Homes Community Centre, 22 Avenue Road 7:00am
Gumeracha Oval 6:30am
Henley Beach Memorial, Seaview Road 6:20am
Houghton Village Square 6:00am
Kangarilla War Memorial, Kangarilla Recreation Ground 6:30am
Largs North RSL, Carnarvon Terrace 6:45am
Magill The Gums, Shakespeare Avenue 6:30am
Manningham RSL, Bennett Ave 6:15am
Marion Cenotaph, RSL, Norfolk Road 6:15am
Meadows Memorial Gardens, Mawson Road 6:30am
Morphett Vale City of Onkaparinga Memorial Gardens, corner Main South & Flaxmill Roads 6:00am
Mylor War Memorial, corner Strathalbyn Road & Stock Road 6:30am
Myrtle Bank War Veterans’ Home, Ferguson Avenue 6:00am
Nairne Cenotaph, Main St 6:15am
Norton Summit War Memorial 6:30am
Port Adelaide Naval Assoc, Quebec Street 6:00am
Richmond TPI House, 171 Richmond Road 6:00am
Rose Park Memorial, cnr Prescott Tce & Alexander Ave 6:20am
Salisbury Memorial, Orange Avenue 6:15am
Seaton RSL, 255 Tapleys Hill Road 6:30am
Strathalbyn Soldiers Memorial Garden 6:00am
Strathalbyn Parade of Veterans, Langhorne Creek Oval Streaky Bay Jetty 6:45am
Tea Tree Gully Memorial Gardens, North East Road 6:00am
Unley Memorial Gardens 6:00am
Walkerville Memorial Rose Garden, Church Tce 6:15am
List as at 5/4/2019.
ANZAC Day March
Commencing at 9.30am from the SA National War Memorial, the march will turn right on to King William road and make its way to its destination of the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide. Spectators are invited to line both North Terrace and King William Street to watch the up to 6,000 people who will be 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 11:30am in Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide. This part of the day’s commemorations is the significant finale, as the Dawn Service represents a funeral, the March represents the walk to the grave and the service at the Cross of Sacrifice represents the burial.
The general public are welcome to attend this service.
ANZAC Day Road Closures
The following roads will be closed to traffic on Thursday 25 April 2019 between 5.30am and 6.15am for the Anzac Day Dawn Service and procession.
Colley Terrace, Glenelg, between Augusta Street and Jetty Road.
Jetty Road, Glenelg, between Durham Street and Colley Terrace.
4 AM to 4 PM: Victoria Drive (between Kintore Avenue and King William Road)
5 AM to 12 PM: Kintore Avenue (between North Terrace and Morgan Thomas Lane North Terrace and between Pulteney Street and Station Road)
7 AM to 12 PM: King William Street (between Hindley Street and North Terrace), Pultney Street (between North Terrace and Flinders Street), Hindmarsh Square (between Grenfell Street and Pirie Street), Rundle Street (between Pulteney Street and Frome Street), Grenfell Street (betweel Gawler Place and Frome Street)
7 AM to 1 PM: Pennington Terrace (between King William Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue), Sir Edwin Smith Avenue (between King William Road and Kermode Street), King William Road (between North Terrace and Kermode Street), War Memorial Drive (between Frome Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue), War Memorial Drive (between the Riverbank Bridge and King William Road)
6 AM to 12 AM: Waymouth Street (between Bentham Street and Young street)
For more information on road closures, Click Here.
ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil If you’re 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 6.00pm on ANZAC Eve, at the South Australian National War Memorial on North Terrace and finishes just in time for the Dawn Service at 6:00am the next day.
More ANZAC Day Events
Union Hotel’s ANZAC Day Street Party Waymouth Street will once again close for this yearly ritual. Having long been a gathering place following the ANZAC Day Parade, The Union Hotel will host a street party with part proceeds from the day to benefit Legacy. Get stuck into a sausage from the sausage sizzle and enjoy boutique wine and beer tents and other 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 late.
What’s open ANZAC Day
Argo On The Parade – 212 The Parade, Norwood
Café Sia Gawler – 4 Tulloch Rd, Shop 10 Gawler Green, Evanston
Coffylosophy – 198A Hutt Street, Adelaide
Open 7am-3pm for coffee, breakfast and lunch.
FRED Eatery – 4/220 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate
Feathers Hotel – 516 Glynburn Rd, Burnside SA 5066
Lady Burra Brewhouse – 4 Topham Mall, Adelaide SA 5000
Open from 9am, offering $7 craft beers and sparkling.
The Edinburgh – 7 High St, Mitcham SA 5062
The Kensington Hotel – 23 Regent St, Kensington SA 5068
The Kentish – 23 Stanley St, North Adelaide SA 5006
Stella Restaurant – 257 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach Open from 7am.