ANZAC Day Dawn Service And Event Locations

Pay respect and remembrance to our ANZACs at one of these services.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service And Event Locations

Pay respect and remembrance to our ANZACs at one of these services.
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ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance held on April 25th every year. The day marks the anniversary of the first major involvement of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces during World War One. The day now broadly commemorates all ANZAC forces “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations”.

There are a number of services being held on Thursday, April 25th to help remember and pay our respects to those soldiers who have fallen for our country. 

For further information about ANZAC Day Dawn Services and events in Western Australia, visit

Wadjemup / Rottnest Island ANZAC Service

Where: Thomson Bay, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island
Dusk Service: Wednesday, April 24th at 5:45 pm
Dawn Service: Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 am

Rottnest Island has a long military history and played an important role in World War Two. There are many places on the island that are of significance. As such, Rottnest Island holds a special sunset service on the eve of ANZAC Day on the foreshore of Thomson Bay. A Dawn Service is then held the next morning at the same location.

Both services are free to attend; however, registration is essential and can be done here.

Kings Park Sunset Service

Where: Flame of Remembrance, Kings Park
Date: Wednesday, April 24th
Time: 4:45 pm to 5:40 pm

The Kings Park Sunset Service will be held on Wednesday, April 24th. The inclusive service will feature additional accessibility measures including audio description, wheelchair access, Auslan, low sensory facilities, ACROD parking, and DADAA assistance.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Where: The State War Memorial in Kings Park
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 5:30 am to 7:00 am

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held on Thursday morning at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. The service commences at 5:30 am; however, if you plan on attending, it’s advised that you aim to arrive as early as 4:00 am. 

Expect public attendance numbers to be high and plan accordingly. As usual, there will be road closures and traffic detours in place so where possible, we’d encourage you to use public transport to get to and from the service.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service map
ANZAC Day Dawn Service map | Image: RSLWA

Gunfire Breakfast

Where: Government House Gardens
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 7:00 am to 9:00 am

This breakfast, which is held at Government House Gardens, is open to all members of the public. The Rotary Club of Perth will be preparing the breakfast barbeque while you take the opportunity to enjoy time and conversations with the Veteran community. Entry to the Gunfire Breakfast is a gold coin donation.

ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast site map
ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast site map | Image: RSLWA

ANZAC Day March

Where: St Georges Terrace
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The March will commence at 9:00 am from the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, proceeding along the Terrace before turning right into Victoria Avenue and concluding at Langley Park. The March will also be broadcast live by ABC TV.

When you get to Langley Park, there will be a sausage sizzle available which has been organised by The Salvation Army.

ANZAC Day March map
ANZAC Day March map | Image: RSLWA

ANZAC Day in Albany

Albany is of significant importance to ANZAC Day in Western Australia — it’s home to the National ANZAC Centre and is reportedly where Australia’s first Dawn Service was conducted.

The following services will be held in Albany and are open to the public with no ticketing requirements.

5:30 am to 6:00 am — Traditional ANZAC Day Dawn Service which will be held at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial in Mount Clarence. There will be shuttle buses available from 3:30 am onwards in 15-minute intervals departing from the Albany Entertainment Centre and Middleton Beach Bus Port.

6:00 am to 8:30 am — ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast held at the Albany Entertainment Centre. Gunfire Breakfast is a long-standing tradition of ANZAC Day and represents the “breakfast” taken by soldiers before facing battle. A $5.00 donation to the RSL is required for this service.

10:00 am to 10:30 am — ANZAC Day Troop March commencing from York Street in Albany.

10:30 to 11:30 am — Commemorative Service held at ANZAC Peace Park.


Sunday, April 21st

10:15 am — ANZAC Day March at the City of Melville Memorial.

10:30 am — ANZAC Day Memorial to be held at the same location.

Thursday, April 25th

6:00 am — Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast. RSL Hall, Applecross.

Bakers Hill

10:45 am — ANZAC Day Ceremony will be held at the Hooper Park War Memorial in Bakers Hill.


6:00 am — Dawn Service will be held at Bayswater War Memorial in Halliday Park.


10:45 am — ANZAC Day March starts at the BIC Bassendean War Memorial. 

11:00 am — ANZAC Day Service at BIC Reserve.


7:50 am — ANZAC Day March starting at West Leederville Centotaph.

8:00 am — ANZAC Day Service followed by a community breakfast.

Canning Districts

6:00 am — Dawn Service at the Canning Districts Sub-Branch.

6:30 am — Gunfire Breakfast at the same location.

7:30 am — City of Canning Service. 

11:00 am to 4:00 pm — Morning tea, lunch, and entertainment.


7:30 am — Service to be held at Claremont Park.

8:15 am — A barbeque breakfast will be held at Claremont Park, hosted by Nedlands Lions Club for a gold coin donation.


6:00 am — Dawn Service at Peppermint Grove Beach Foreshore.

11:00 am — Commemoration Service at Cenotaph RSL Hall in Capel.


6:45 am — Dawn Service at the Cottesloe Civic Centre. 


5:50 am — Dawn Service at Memorial Park, Dempster Street.

10:45 am – Second event commenses.


5:45 am — Dawn Service will be held at the Central Park War Memorial on Grand Boulevard.


6:00 am — Dawn Service at the Kalbarri War Memorial followed by a Gunfire Breakfast.

11:00 am — Main Service at the War Memorial.

Mosman Park

10:00 am — ANZAC Day Ceremony at Memorial Park.


9:00 am — ANZAC Day Ceremony at Nedlands War Memorial.

North Beach

5:45 am — Dawn Service at the North Beach Memorial.

South Perth

6:45 am — ANZAC Service at the Memorial Gardens.


5:45 am — ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Memorial Park in Wanneroo.


6:00 am — Dawn Service at Mt Brown Lookout followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL Hall.

10:45 am — ANZAC Day Parade departing from the RSL Hall.

11:00 am — ANZAC Day Service.

Featured image: Rottnest Island