ANZAC Day 2015

Centenary of the landings at Gallipoli

On 25 April each year we recognise the service and sacrifice of all Australians who have served in war or on peacekeeping operations. ANZAC Day has grown to become perhaps the most important national day in Australia, allowing us to reflect on the ANZAC spirit and its place in our society today. This year we mark the morning where it all began: the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Visitors should assemble for the 2015 Dawn Service between 4am – 5am for a 6am start. Following the service, thousands of veterans, their descendants and current serving personnel will march down St Kilda Road. The March will start at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets at 9am and conclude at the Shrine at approximately 1.30pm. As in previous years, a Commemorative Service will take place on the Shrine Forecourt immediately after the March.

After participating in the commemorations visitors can explore the

Galleries of Remembrance or join us in the Shrine Auditorium for a film screening of Gallipoli from Above. An exclusive new exhibition with a special connection to ANZAC Day will also be on display in the Visitor Centre from 7am – 5pm. The Anzac battlefield: landscape of war and memory features over 100 archaeological items recovered from the Gallipoli battlefield supported by prints and maps from Australian and Turkish collections.

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