ANZAC Day Dawn Service



Cenotaph, Martin Place



Tuesday 25 April, 4:20am



ANZAC Day Dawn Service Trust Inc

02 9264 8188


More Information

ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance. At dawn on 25th April, 1915 a contingent of Australian and New Zealand Soldiers (ANZAC) landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula and it was planned that they and other Allied troops would put Turkey, who had joined Germany against the Allies, out of World War I. Horrific battles ensued, but the Turks were unable to evict the Allies and the Allies were unable to overcome the Turkish defences.

The official State ANZAC Day Dawn Service is held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, commencing at at 4.20am.

General public viewing areas will remain open until capacity is reached, and bag checks will be required upon entry to the site. There are three public viewing areas available:

Section A

  1. Martin Place outside Challis House
    Seating is available until capacity is reached, once reached standing room will be available until capacity is reached
    Entry via George Street
  2. Martin Place at George Street
    Seating is available until capacity is reached
    Entry via George Street

Section B

  1. Martin Place between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street
    Standing only
    Entry via Castlereagh Street
    Please note for the safety of all patrons, bag checks will be conducted on entry.  There is no general public entry via Pitt Street.

To view the public map please click here

More details on accessibility and inclusion, and road closures can be found here