Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
High Commission address: Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

ANZAC DAY – 2014

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of WW1.  There will be some changes to the Dawn Service in advance of the Commemoration Service in 2015.  The Dawn Service will be held in front of Wellington Arch (located in Hyde Park Corner).  This will enable a greater number of Australians and New Zealanders to attend the jointly held service.  There will still be an opportunity after the service for members of the public to lay wreaths at each memorial.

 

05.00 : Dawn Service - Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner
Location: Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner

The main service will take place in front of Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner.  During the service, wreaths will be laid at both the Australian War Memorial and New Zealand Memorial.  The service lasts approximately 45 minutes and arrival from 04.40am is suggested.

Tickets are not required for the Dawn Service.

 

11.00 : Wreath Laying Service
Location:  The Cenotaph, Whitehall

Following a march onto Whitehall a requiem is read and at 11.00am the High Commissioners for Australia and New Zealand lay the first wreaths.  Arrival by 10.30am is recommended.  The service will conclude at approximately 11.15am allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey.

 

12.00 : Commemorative Service
Location: Westminster Abbey

The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day commences at 12.00 noon.  Guests need to be seated by 11.45am and the Service will last approximately one hour.

 

Due to the Easter break and anticipated postal delays, ticket applications for the ANZAC Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph and the Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey have now closed.

If you wish to view the Wreath Laying, make your way to the Houses of Parliament end of Whitehall where a public area is available. If you wish to attend the Westminster Abbey service, please make your way to the Abbey where stewards will hold any surplus or returned tickets. The doors of Westminster Abbey are scheduled to open at 11.00. Please take your passport with you for identification purposes.

For further information:

Email: lhlh.anzacday@dfat.gov.au

Website: www.anzacdaylondon.com

For more information about ANZAC Day please click here

 

Additional Service - St Paul's Cathedral
09.30am Gallipoli Association Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony

The Gallipoli Association organise a short Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony held in the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral at the Gallipoli Memorial.  More information about this service can be found via www.gallipoli-association.org - Please note the High Commission is not involved with the organisation of this event.