2016 ANZAC Day March in Sydney 

ANZAC DAY IS A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

The aim of the Sydney ANZAC Day March is to give the participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered as a result of their service.

The March is not a parade and no vehicle, animal, weaponry, memorabilia (including historic uniforms), or photographs may be included without the prior written permission of the March Committee.

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WATCH THE ANZAC DAY MARCH

To watch the Anzac Day March in Sydney and across the country visit ABC iView.

START TIME 

The start point for the March is the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place. The start time is 9.00am. The participants are to pass the start line in the order shown in the Order of March sheet. The order of the March must not be changed without the approval of the Chief Marshal.

ORDER OF MARCH

The Order of March will be: WWII Navy/WWII Army/ WWII Air Force-Navy/ Army/Air Force-Civilians in support of Australian Troops-Descendants of Australian Veterans-Commonwealth Troops-Allies.

The Order of March cannot be changed without the approval of the March Committee.

ROUTE 

Due to construction work in George Street for the light rail project, the March will commence at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street, travel south on Elizabeth Street to Liverpool Street, where Marchers will wheel left for dispersal.

 

Please click here for a printable PDF of the map

ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

The Act of Remembrance will be observed as units pass the ANZAC Memorial in Elizabeth Street. A marshal will be positioned in the correct area in order to assist unit leaders with giving the eyes left command. At this command, hats are to be removed and the right hand held over the left breast and kept in that position until the unit is clear of the Memorial, when the reverse is to be followed. Heads are to be turned towards the Memorial when passing it. Banners and Flags are to be dipped. Defence Force formations are to salute the Memorial as they pass it.

WREATH LAYING

Units who wish to conduct a brief wreath laying service at the Cenotaph on 24-25 April should contact ANZAC House to be allocated an appropriate time in the schedule of events. The last wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph prior to the Consular Wreath Laying Service and the start of the March on ANZAC Day is at 8.15am. Wreaths may also be laid at the conclusion of the March.

Navy Order of March Map

 


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COMMEMORATION SERVICE

The ANZAC Commemoration Service is held at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, adjacent to the Pool of Remembrance, commencing at 12.30pm.

The service has developed into an impressive dedication to ANZAC, usually attended by His Excellency the Governor, Premier of New South Wales, Leader of the Opposition, senior service representatives, invited guests and members of the community. In recent years a United Drumhead Service has been introduced. This year support is to be provided by cadets from The Scots College and a choir accompanied by the NSW Police Concert Band.

BANDS AT THE COMMEMORATION SERVICE

NSW Police Concert Band and the Scots College Massed Pipe Band traditionally provide music for the Commemoration Service and take post in the band bay and pool surrounds as directed.


SUNSET SERVICE CEREMONY

This ceremony will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5.00pm. It will be a short service accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and followed by the lowering of the flags. It brings to a conclusion the official ANZAC Day Commemorations in Sydney.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

If you require a wheelchair and would like to hire one on Anzac Day, please click here for a list of appropriate wheelchair providers.

DESCENDANTS OF WORLD WAR ONE

For more information contact:  Arline Ronisvalle Mob: 0413 231 051  

E: arlineronisvalle@bigpond.com   

DESCENDANTS OF WORLD WAR TWO

For more information contact: 

Bradley Sharpe

descendantsofww2@gmail.com

0439 345 902

ELIGIBILITY TO MARCH

Anyone eligible to be a Service Member of The Returned and Services League of Australia is eligible to participate in the March.

A descendant of a veteran is invited to march with a Unit formation as a carer (one per marching veteran), banner party or flag carrier, regardless of whether they are entitled to be a member of The Returned and Services League of Australia or not.

All other descendants are invited to march with the descendants’ associations in a place of prominence in front of the Commonwealth and Allies contingent. One descendant of a deceased veteran may honour their relative’s service by wearing his/her medals on their right breast.

Units that do not contain any marching veterans will be directed to march with the descendants association.

DRESS

As the ANZAC Day March is an Act of Remembrance and Commemoration, dress should reflect the dignity of the occasion and children should be of discretionary years.

MEDALS

Medal Shop - Website: www.medalshop.com.au  or Ph: (02) 9583 1666
Glendinnings Menswear Website: www.glendinnings.com.au 

or Ph: 9358 4097

PLEASE NOTE

2016 marks 100 years since the first commemoration of ANZAC in Sydney. We owe it to those who have gone before, those who are yet to come as well as those who currently carry the flame to ensure the day is as dignified and respectful as possible by abiding by the agreed guidelines and directions of volunteer marshals at each of these important services and events.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Please call Katherine Gatfield, Marketing and Corporate Relations Manager - kgatfield@rslnsw.org.au

MORE INFORMATION

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