Everything you need to know about Melbourne’s Anzac Day dawn service 2018

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ANZAC DAY commemorations begin with the annual dawn service at 6am at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Patrons are recommended to arrive between 4am-5am to secure a position for the ceremony.

It is a free standing event with no seating, however, patrons can bring a small foldable chair if needed.

Six screens will be spread around the Shrine televising the service.

There is no public parking at the Shrine and local roads will be closed to public traffic, so public transport is recommended. 

However trains and trams will run to a Saturday timetable, with no night services. Plan your journey here.

Following the service, a traditional gunfire breakfast will be served on St Kilda Road in front of Victoria Barracks for a gold coin donation.

How to get to the Anzac Day Dawn Service

The Anzac Day march will kick-off at 9am and begin at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets before concluding at the Shrine of Remembrance.


If you can’t attend Melbourne’s dawn service, regional RSL’s have their own events:



Geelong’s service starts at 4:15am at Johnstone Park, Gheringhap Street with a gold coin donation for breakfast following the service.

Mornington Peninsula’s service is being held at Rye RSL at 6am.

Bendigo’s service is at the cenotaph in View Point, starting at 6am.

Ballarat’s service is at the Ballarat Cenotaph in Sturt Street at 5:45am, followed by a breakfast at Ballarat RSL Midlands Golf Club until 9.30am.


Source: Herald Sun

24 April 2018
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