Anzac Day marks the landing of the Australian and New Zealand army corps in Gallipoli in 1915, giving Australians the chance to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.
April 25 also provides the opportunity to honour the veterans, serving and returned personnel at services around the country.
6am: Dawn Service
The Dawn Service will be conducted at the State War Memorial on Fraser Avenue commencing at precisely 6am. RSLWA recommends that participants arrive from 4am onwards.
Some travel delays may be experienced, so please plan your journey and allow extra time to get to the Commemoration.
Please note, lights will go out at 5.50am and all will be quiet as the Service commences.
7am - 9am: Gunfire Breakfast, Government House Gardens, St Georges Terrace, Perth
The Australian Defence Force will step off from the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace at 9.15am, followed by veteran-carrying vehicles and military jeeps, and the Ex-Services Unit, Corps, Regimental Associations. The March will head east along St Georges Terrace, turn right onto Victoria Avenue and into Langley Park to disperse.
11am: Perth Concert Hall, St Georges Terrace, Perth
(Please note that this is a ticketed event.)
The Commemorative Service program will feature the Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band and choir brought together from the Perth Modern School Chamber Choir and Perth Modern School Alumni Singers.
This year the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service will be held at the Perth Concert Hall.
This fantastic venue will allow those attending to enjoy a moving service in comfort as well as providing tea and coffee facilities before the service (after the march) and bar facilities on completion of the service.
5.30am: Dawn Service, Monument Hill, Fremantle.
7am: Gunfire Breakfast, the Esplanade, Fremantle.
9am: Service at the Fallen Soldier Memorial Park, North Fremantle.
10.30am: ANZAC Parade through Fremantle.
12.30pm: Sausage Sizzle, Bar and Two-up, the Esplanade, Fremantle.
6am: Dawn Service
Assemble at the Memorial, Charles Riley Reserve, North Beach.
6.15am: Dawn Service commences.
On Completion: Gunfire Breakfast at North Beach Bowling Club, 7 Kitchener Street, North Beach.
1.00pm: Two-up at North Beach Bowling Club, 7 Kitchener Street, North Beach.
Parking will be directed by parking attendants. The Memorial precinct is wheelchair friendly.
6am: Dawn Service, Thomson Bay Foreshore, Rottnest Island.
The Rottnest Island Authority takes great pride in coordinating the Dawn Service on Rottnest Island to honour those servicemen and women who died in war and on operational service.
Commencing with the playing of the Lament as the sun rises over the Indian Ocean, the service also acknowledges the Island’s long military history.
Following the Dawn Service, visitors are treated to ANZAC Day themed activities and have the opportunity to attend tours of the Oliver Hill guns and tunnels.
Around 2,000 people joined the RIA and the Rottnest Island community to commemorate ANZAC Day in 2017.
A full list of all WA services and Anzac activity can be found here.
There will be special train services from about 3.30am - start times depend on the line; those closer to the city start a little later - and special bus services to Kings Park via route 620 start from 4.30am.
Route 621 will operate between the Vietnam War Memorial and the coach terminus near Wadjuk Way between 4.25am and about 9.30am.
There are also special services for the Fremantle Dawn Service.
As always, leave plenty of extra travel time and plan your journey ahead of time; all the information about our ANZAC Day services public transport is available here.