Each year, Albany commemorates the anniversary of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) dawn landing in Gallipoli during the First World War. It is now a tradition imbedded into our culture to honour and remember those who sacrificed so much, so Australia could be what it is today.
Every year on 25 April, cities around Australia hold commemorative events to pay respect to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation.
The City of Albany works with the Returned and Services League to deliver a program of events which complement traditional RSL Anzac Day commemorative events.
ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE (5.30AM) The tradition Dawn Service will be held at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Like previous years, this will be a non-ticketed event with free buses available from the Albany Entertainment Centre and Middleton Beach between 3-5am (or while there is capacity at the Memorial)
Capacity at the Memorial is limited. Patrons are advised to get a bus early, or consider attending one of the live sites instead.
ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE – LIVE SITE SIMULCASTS (4.15am for 5.30am start) The Dawn Service will be simulcast live at three sites, Town Square, Albany Entertainment Centre and Anzac Peace Park.
Throughout the weekend, a number of films will be screened within the Town Square, for a full program of these, please download the guide below:
ANZAC DAY GUNFIRE BREAKFAST (6-8.30am) The traditional Gunfire Breakfast will be held at the Albany Entertainment Centre
TROOP MARCH (10-10.30am) The traditional march down York Street.
ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE (10.30am) The traditional Anzac Day service at Anzac Peace Park.
TWO-UP (noon until late) The traditional game of two-up will be played at Stirling Club
Anzac Day 2016 Frequently Asked Questions & Dawn Service Guide
The 2016 Anzac Albany Event program hosts a full weekend of commemorative and community events.
Download the 2016 Anzac Albany Dawn Service guide, it contains important information regarding access to the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial as well as capacity at the Dawn Service.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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