Each year ANZAC Day sees the nation pay tribute to the brave Australians who have served and died in war around the world.
ANZAC Day is a solemn day where all Australians can reflect on the nation’s history, while remembering the courage and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans, service men and women. The date marks the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli, Turkey in World War 1 in 1915.
There are a number of ANZAC Day Dawn Services and memorial events throughout New South Wales. Below is a list of resources below to help you find services in your area and the public transport options available to you.
ANZAC Day Memorial locations across New South Wales
Dawn services will be held across New South Wales, including Albury, Ballina, Bathurst, Dubbo, Eden, Lismore, Martin Place, Moree, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong. The full list of memorial locations and events can be found here.
You can see available public transport options and real-time travel information here.
ANZAC Day in Sydney CBD
In the Sydney CBD, the dawn service will take place at the Remembrance Wall in Belmore Park with the march starting at 11am. Here’s a look back on the march from last year.
Please note that there will be significant closures and widespread parking restrictions within the CBD centre. If you are planning on attending any of the services, it’s best to use public transport to avoid long traffic delays.
To help you plan your ANZAC Day travel into the Sydney CBD, we’ve listed available services, routes and timetables here
Free travel for veterans and their families
Travel on public transport is free for members and ex-members of the Australian Defence Force, this also includes their carers; spouses, children and grandchildren of deceased service personnel; and the spouses, children and grandchildren of living war veterans.
Free travel recipients are required to wear the Australian Defence Uniform, or display service medals, or carry a letter of accreditation on the letterhead of a branch of the RSL or other recognised ex-services organisation, or present a war widow’s gold card.