Adelaide ANZAC Day Services, Events & What’s Open Guide

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.

This is your 2018 guide on what is happening near you and to help you fit the day into your busy schedule.


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.

This is your 2018 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 Dy, 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.

Other Dawn Services 

Adelaide Light Horse Memorial, Cnr North & East Tces 8:00 am
Adelaide Cross of Sacrifice, after the ANZAC March
Blackwood Soldiers Memorial Garden, Main Road 6:30 am
Brighton Arch of Remembrance, Brighton Jetty 6:00 am
Clarendon War Memorial, Main Road 9:30 am
Colonel Light Gardens Memorial,  The Broadway 5:45 am
Coromandel Valley War Memorial Gardens, Weymouth Recreation Grounds, Main Road 9:00 am
Edwardstown Memorial Garden, Raglan Ave 6:30 am
Elizabeth RSL, Midway Road 5:45 am
Gawler Pioneer Park 6:15 am
Glenelg Memorial, Moseley Square 6:00 am
Glynde St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 22 Avenue Road 7:00 am
Goolwa RSL, Cutting Road 5:45 am
Henley Beach Memorial, Seaview Road 6:30 am
Kensington Gardens Kensington Gardens Reserve 6:30 am
Largs North RSL, 17 Carnarvon Terrace 6:45 am
Lobethal Cross of Remembrance, Wattle Street 6:15 am
Magill The Gums, Shakespeare Avenue 6:30 am
Marion Cenotaph, RSL, Norfolk Road 6:15 am
McLaren Vale Memorial Park, Valley View Drive 6:00 am
Morphett Vale City of Onkaparinga Memorial Gardens, corner Main South &Flaxmill Roads 6:00 am
Norwood War Memorial, corner The Parade & Osmond Tce 6:15 am
Port Adelaide Naval Assoc, Quebec Street 6:00 am
Port Noarlunga Memorial Gardens, The Esplanade 5:00 am
Richmond TPI House, 171 Richmond Road 6:00 am
Rose Park Memorial, cnr Prescott Terrace & Alexandra Avenue 6:20 am
Salisbury Memorial, Orange Avenue 6:00 am
Seaton RSL, 255 Tapleys Hill Road 6:30 am
Stirling Adelaide Hills Council Lawn 6:30 am
Tea Tree Gully Memorial Gardens 6:15 am
Unley Memorial Gardens 5:45 am
Victor Harbor Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Flinders Parade 5:45 am
Walkerville Memorial Garden, Church Tce 6:15am

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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 At Torrens Parade Ground

After the March, everyone is invited back to the Torrens Parade Ground to meet up and enjoy food and drink refreshments. The money spent on these refreshments will be going towards raising funds for the RSL groups.

There will also be a massed pipe band to play after the Cross of Sacrifice finishes up.

ANZAC Day Road Closures

The following roads will be closed to traffic on Wednesday 25 April 2018 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 Terracen and Flingers 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)


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.

ANZAC Day at The Moseley If you’re looking for somewhere to go for food, drinks and entertainment, the the Moseley Bar at Glenelg will be opening on Tuesday April 24. There will be a DJ upstairs between 6:00pm – 2:00am.

More ANZAC Day Events

Union Hotel’s ANZAC Day Street Party It’s back again this year and 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.

ANZAC Day at The Moseley If you are looking for a place to stop off for breakfast after the Dawn Service at Glenelg, the Moseley will be opening at 7:00am following the service.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Accommodation at Stamford Plaza Adelaide and Stamford Grand Just like last year, The Stamford Plaza Adelaide and Stamford Grand are offering a special for accommodation to make it easier for you to attend the dawn service in the city or Glenelg. There’s free parking on site, late check out and free WIFI! The Horizons Cocktail Lounge, The Grand Bar and Promenade Restaurant will also be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and of course, drinks.

Arkaba ANZAC Day Breakfast The Arkaba Hotel will be holding an ANZAC Day breakfast this year between 7:00am-11:00am. They will be staying open to the public until 6:00pm.

What’s open ANZAC Day


Argo On The Parade – 212 The Parade, Norwood
Open 6:30am-2:30pm.

Brother Bear Wholefood Café – 10 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
Coffees and cake from 7am
Kitchen opens from 9am-2pm.

Café Lune – 81 Jetty Rd, Brighton
Open for breakfast from 6:30am.

Café Sia Gawler – 4 Tulloch Rd, Shop 10 Gawler Green, Evanston
Open from 8am and anyone wearing medals will receive a complimentary drink.

Caffiend Coffee Company – 1/76 Mt Barker Road Hahndorf
Open from 7:30 filling all your coffee needs and launching their new menu at 8:30am.

Cibo Espresso Hutt Street – 199 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Open from 5am

Coffylosophy – 198A Hutt Street, Adelaide
Open 7am-3pm for coffee, breakfast and lunch.

CREAM – 4/49 Jetty Rd, Brighton
Opens after the Brighton dawn service at 7am.

Devour Café Patisserie – 52 Davenport Terrace, Richmond
Open 7am-12pm.

East Borough Eatery – 96 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside
Open from 7:30am.

Fairweather – 15 Solomon Street, Adelaide
Open 9am-1pm.

Feed Jetty Road – 89 Jetty Road, Glenelg
Open 8am-5pm.

FRED Eatery – 4/220 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate
Open 8:30am-3pm.

Froth & Fodder – 41 Mortimer Street, Kurralta Park

Karma and Crow – 249-251 Richmond Rd, Adelaide
Open 10am-3:30pm.

Rubys Organic Café – Shop 3, 29 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling
Open 8am-3pm.

Sweet Amber Brew Café – 67a Semaphore Road, Semaphore
Hosting an ANZAC Day breakfast featuring a bacon + egg pizza. Open 7am-3pm.

Seasonal Garden Cafe (all) – Norwood, Hahndorf, Stirling
Open from 5:30am

The Loose Caboose Café – 21 First Street, Hindmarsh
Open 8am-2pm.

White Picket Coffee House – 10 Stuart Road, Dulwich
Open 7am-2pm.


Bread & Bone Wood Grill – 15 Peel Street, Adelaide
Open 11:30am till late.

Crown and Anchor – 196 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Gigs from 8:30pm-1:30am.

Locavore Adelaide Hills – 1/49 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling
Open for lunch and dinner.

Republic Norwood – 120 Magil Rd, Norwood
Open from 7am until 9pm.

Stella Restaurant – 257 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
Open from 7am.

The Austral Hotel – 205 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Open 7am-11am for breakfast. Drink specials all day and open till late.

The Bath Hotel – 232 The Parade, Norwood
Open from 11am.

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