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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.
Complimentary tickets are required if you wish to attend the Cenotaph Wreath Laying Service. Applications must be made via www.anzacdaylondon.com or click here for tickets - If you wish to participate in the Parade (Service, ex-Service Personnel and relatives) please indicate this on your application form.
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.
For further information:
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.