ANZAC Day at a Glance

ANZAC Day was established to honour those who served and gave their lives in the Great War. However, in the years since WWI, Australian troops have answered the call to serve in conflicts around the world. As a result, ANZAC Day has evolved into a day of remembrance for all who have served and sacrificed their lives in conflicts that Australia has participated in.

RSL NSW is committed to leading the State in commemorative services. Our ANZAC Day message aims to connect all Australians to the ANZAC Spirit and encourages everyone to participate and pay their respects in their own unique way.

This ANZAC Day, more than 600 commemorative events are scheduled to take place in communities across New South Wales. Getting involved in ANZAC Day is an opportunity for all Australians to come together, honor the sacrifice of our service men and women, and show support for our current and past members of the armed forces.

Attend the 2024 ANZAC Day Dawn Service and March in Sydney

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held at 4.20 am at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney, which was sculpted by Sir Bertram Mackennal and unveiled in 1929. The Dawn Service will be followed by the ANZAC Day March, which will take place along Elizabeth Street in the Sydney CBD at 9.00 am. There are many locations to view the March on both sides of Elizabeth Street.

The public is invited to attend and watch the Service and March in person, or will be able to watch the events from home on TV and online. The Dawn Service will be broadcast live across all free-to-air television networks and radio stations. The March will be broadcast live on ABC or available on iView.

Sydney CBD Commemoration Events:

4.20 am – Dawn Service, The Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney

9.00 am – Sydney CBD March, along Elizabeth Street

12.30 pm – Commemoration Service, Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park

5.00 pm Sunset Service, The Cenotaph, Martin Place

Statewide Commemoration Events:

For information about services in all other NSW communities, please follow this link.


If you have any questions about 2024 ANZAC Day commemorations taking place across NSW, please contact or contact your local RSL sub-Branch volunteers.