***Traditional ANZAC Day commemoration services have been cancelled with the announcement of the three-night COVID-19 lockdown for Perth and Peel.
For those commemorating ANZAC Day from their driveways, balconies and farm gates again this year, you can hear The Ode, The Last Post, the Minute’s Silence and Rouse on all three stations from 6am (tune in from 5.50am). ABC Perth (via 720 AM) will also air a special ANZAC Day interview with Air Commodore Fiona Dowse AM CSC, WA’s most senior military officer, to coincide with her Kings Park Dawn Service address.***
Here is a list of commemorative services happening in the City of Perth and surrounding suburbs on Sunday 25th April 2021.
Kings Park Dawn Service
The first commemorative event of Anzac Day is the Annual Dawn Service at 6 am. Hosted by The Returned and Services League of Australia, Western Australia (RSLWA), the service will be held at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. Perth’s Dawn Service 2021 has been restricted to 10,000 people and online registration will be required in advance of the event. Online registration is free and can be made through the RSLWA website before Anzac Day. Register here.
Alternatively, commemorate our Anzacs on your home driveways, balconies or living rooms with candles, flowers and light. RSLWA encourages residents to gather at 5.50 am AWST and join the nation in the Light Up the Dawn services. Following the tremendous success of the driveaway services last year and because of the reduced numbers that can attend the Kings Park Dawn Service, the Light Up the Dawn service is an opportunity to let Australian veteran communities know that their service and sacrifice is not forgotten.
For a gold coin donation, the community is invited to share the Spirit of Anzac Day with the Gunfire Breakfast organised by the Rotary Club of Perth. The Gunfire Breakfast will be arranged at the Government House Gardens on 13 St Georges Terrace, Perth, between 7 am to 9 am.
Anzac Day March
At 9 am, the Australian Defence Force will step off the corner of Barrack St and St Georges Tce, embarking on the traditional Anzac Day 2-hour long parade and dispersing onto Langley Park. Followed by veteran-carrying vehicles and military jeeps, the Ex-Services Unit, Corps and Regimental Associations. Members of the Military Motorcycle Clubs will conclude the Perth Anzac Day. The RSLWA is encouraging only friends and family of people marching to come to the City and for other to watch the ABC live telecast.Commemorative Service
Presented by RSLWA, the third Annual Anzac Day Commemorative Service will be assembled at Perth Concert Hall. From 11am, the Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band and the Anzac Day Choir, brought together from the Perth Modern School Chamber Choirs and Perth Modern School Alumni Singers, will perform in remembrance and honour of the fallen soldiers. This is a free community event, but tickets are essential. Book here.
City of Vincent
Friends of Anzac Cottage has based its 2021 Anzac Day commemorations on the theme of International Year of Peace and Trust. Beginning at 3pm the Cottage opening for visitors to view displays and hear the ANZAC Cottage story, the day will proceed with the Field of Remembrance, a free poppy making activity for children at 4pm to help build “Tribute Trellis”, a performance at 4.45pm by the amazing Ngaru Pou Maori Cultural Group and the poignant Sunset Service which commences at 5.30pm. The speeches and readings will mirror the theme honour the NZ in ANZAC. Entry is free. All are welcome to join as we pay tribute to our servicemen and women and their supporting services past, present and future.
City of Subiaco
There will be two Anzac Day Services in the City of Subiaco, both services are hosted by the Subiaco-Shenton Park RSL Sub Branch. The service in Subiaco will commence at the Subiaco Fallen Soldiers War Memorial, 8 am. While the Shenton Park service will be at the Shenton Park Community Centre, 7 am. Both services will conclude with a morning tea at their respective centres.
City of South Perth
The South Perth Returned and Services League (sub-branch) in conjunction with the City of South Perth will host an ANZAC Day service in the City's Memorial Gardens, at 7 am. This service will mark the 106th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. The community is invited to join the service by laying floral tributes to honour fallen friends and relatives. A morning tea will be provided in the South Perth Community Hall following the service.
Town of Victoria Park
Hosted by Town of Victoria Park, Rotary Club of Victoria Park and Victoria Park RSL an Anzac Day Dawn Service will commence at 6 am and followed by a gunfire breakfast at 7am. Located at the Memorial Gardens, corner of Albany Highway and Harvey Street, the event will feature local community groups and the Rotary Club of Victoria Park will be providing the gunfire breakfast in collaboration with the Victoria Park RSL.
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