ANZAC Day is this Friday, and Australians will join together to remember those who have been lost.
Come out and pay your respects this ANZAC Day with a wide range of events and ceremonies being held all around the city and suburbs to honour those fallen and those still serving.
Dawn Service at the South Australian National War Memorial
This Dawn Service will commence at 6:15am at the South Australian National War Memorial on North Terrace. The Dawn Service will be followed by the ANZAC Day March which will start at 9:30 am. The March will be led by veterans, serving personnel and descendants of veterans.
ANZAC Day March
The Adelaide ANZAC Day Commemorative March is a march of commemoration, culminating in a service at the Cross of Sacrifice with His Excellency The Governor of South Australia. The March will commence at 9.30am on Friday April 25, from the corner of North Terrace and Gawler Place. The best positions for spectators to view the march are to line any section of the route on North Terrace, or King William Road.
After the March food, refreshments, Two Up and entertainment will be available at the Torrens Parade Ground. This activity is open to the public, veterans, family, friends and interstate and overseas visitors.
Further information can be found at www.rslsa.org.au.
Dawn Services Across Adelaide
Adelaide Light Horse Memorial Service, corner of North Terrace and East Terrace – 8:00am
Blackwood Soldiers’ Memorial Garden – 6:30am
Brighton Arch of Remembrance – 6:00am
Cherry Gardens War Memorial – 8:00am
Colonel Light Gardens Memorial – 6:00am
Coromandel Valley War Memorial Gardens – 9:00am
Daw Park Repatriation General Hospital Chapel – 7:00am
Echunga Garden of Remembrance – 6:30am
Edwardstown Memorial Garden – 6:30am
Elizabeth East RSL – 5:45am
Elizabeth South Naval Association – 6:00am
Enfield RSL – 6:15am
Glenelg Moseley Square – 6:00am
Glynde St Andrew’s Lutheran Church – 7:00am
Hahndorf Johnston Park – 6:30am
Henley Beach Memorial – 6:30am
Hilton Memorial Gardens – 6:00am
Kensington Gardens Reserve – 6:30am
Lobethal Cross of Remembrance – 6:30am
Magill “The Gums”, Shakespeare Avenue – 6:15am
McLaren Vale Memorial Park – 6:00am
Mitcham Soldiers Memorial Garden – 6:10am
Morphett Vale City of Onkaparinga Memorial Gardens – 6:00am
Murray Bridge Diamond Park – 6:15am
Norwood War Memorial – 6:15am
Payneham Cross of Sacrifice, Memorial Gardens – 6:15am
Semaphore War Memorial Clock – 6:00am
Strathalbyn War Memorial – 6:15am
Tea Tree Gully Memorial Gardens – 6:30am
Willunga, Main Road – 6:15am
For further locations please visit www.rslsa.org.au.
What’s On During the Day
ANZAC Day Breakfast and Lunch at the Ambassadors Hotel: Always a moving day at the Ambassadors when they are joined by many of the old diggers and their families. Breakfast is available from 7am with a hot buffet for $19 p/p and a 2 course lunch for $25 p/p. Bookings essential, please call them on 8231 4331.
The Union Hotel ANZAC Day Street Party: The Union Hotel is keeping with tradition this ANZAC Day, with their annual Street Party commencing at 10am. The day is a celebratory occasion to pay respects to current and ex-service men and women. The street comes alive with boutique beer and wine tents, food stalls and the annual Legacy Foundation fundraising BBQ. Live acts this year include 5AA Allstars (with Graham Cornes), Bay Big Band, SA Pipes & Drums and Mount Barker Pipes & Drums.
ANZAC Day Clash: Adelaide will host their very own ANZAC Day Clash between Norwood and North Adelaide at the newly revamped Adelaide Oval. The game will kick off at 3.20pm.
ANZAC Day Races: The Gawler Jockey Club will host the ANZAC Day Races, gates opening at 11:00am. Free entry for all Returned Service Personnel and full TAB, bar and catering facilities available. Book for lunch in the terrace by calling 8522 1801.
Army Museum of South Australia: located within Keswick Barracks, ANZAC Highway, the Museum will be open to the public on ANZAC Day after the Keswick Barracks dawn service and breakfast.
Rundle Mall ANZAC Day Trading Hours: Rundle Mall is open this ANZAC Day from 12pm to 5pm. Visit Rundle Mall after the ANZAC Day March in the city and enjoy free entertainment, watch the AFL match live on the Super Screen and more.
ANZAC Day Road Closures
There will be road closures throughout the city to facilitate the ANZAC Day assembly and march of ex-servicemen and women.
For a full list of road closures please visit the Adelaide City Council website here.
For further information on ANZAC Day events you can visit www.glamdiary.com.au.