Anzac Day Canberra 2024
Anzac Day Canberra 2024

As Anzac Day approaches on Thursday, April 25th, 2024, we wanted to share information about the significant events happening in Canberra to commemorate this important holiday.

Anzac Day holds a special place in the hearts of Australians, commemorating the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli during World War I. It's a time for reflection, remembrance, and paying tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.

Key Anzac Day Events in Canberra

Dawn Service: The focal point of Anzac Day commemorations is the Dawn Service held at the Australian War Memorial at 5:30 am. This solemn and moving ceremony attracts thousands of attendees each year.

RSL ACT Branch Veterans' March: Following the Dawn Service, a veterans' march takes place at 9:30 am along Anzac Parade, culminating in an Anzac Day address.

Tickets are not required to attend the Dawn Service and Veterans' March.

Several museums and institutions in Canberra host special exhibitions and talks related to Anzac Day throughout the week.

Tickets are required to enter the galleries and attend the Last Post Ceremony at 4:30 pm. Entry is free, book your tickets here.

But the commemorations don't end there. Throughout the day, various events and activities take place across the city, from traditional marches to community gatherings.

Take a stroll around Lake Burley Griffin, visit the poignant memorials scattered throughout the city, or simply soak up the atmosphere in one of Canberra's many cafes and restaurants.

And when it's time to retire for the evening, Canberra Avenue Villas offers the perfect sanctuary. Located just a short distance from the heart of Canberra, our self-contained cottages provide a comfortable and convenient base for your Anzac Day adventures.

Plan Your Anzac Day Visit

We recommend booking your accommodation for Anzac Day well in advance as hotels tend to fill up quickly.

Choose from standard rooms, deluxe rooms with spacious living areas, one-bedroom suites for families, or even pet-friendly rooms (charges apply).  Relax in your own private space, warm up one of our chef-made frozen meals, in your in-room microwave ... or simply unwind in front of your flat-screen TV.

With free coffee, tea, and muffins at reception, free Wi-Fi, Free Parking and 24-Hour Check-In, your stay with us is sure to be stress-free and enjoyable. Plus, our friendly staff are on hand to ensure you have everything you need for a memorable stay.

So why not make this Anzac Day one to remember? Join us at River Motel, and experience the solemnity and significance of this important day in the nation's capital. Book your stay with us today and embark on a journey of remembrance and reflection. Lest we forget.

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