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Where to pay your respects on ANZAC Day

Some of the major events in Perth this ANZAC Day (and in the days beforehand) include the following:

 

Sunday 22 April

Kings Park & Botanic Garden Sunset Services
This service is one among a number of services that will be held in Kings Park.

The event will commence at 5pm and will be conducted around the Flame of Remembrance.

The Returned and Services League of Western Australia will also commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.

 

Tuesday April 24

Wendy Lugg
Royal Western Australian Historical Society Artist In Residence Wendy Lugg will uncover a historic WW1 Red Cross Flag.

The flag was taken ashore by Western Australia’s 3rd Field Ambulance stretcher-bearers during the Gallipoli landing.

The event will run from 11:30am-1:00pm and bookings are essential with tickets priced at $15.

 

Wednesday April 25

Anzac Day Commemorative Service 2018
The service will be held at Perth Concert Hall starting at 11am, with venue doors opening at 9:30am, and Auditorium doors opening at 10am.

The major theme this year is about the important final battles fought on the Western Front.

Tickets can be booked by contacting Staff Support Officer Rowena Bush via email at support.officer@rslwa.org.au, or by phone on 9287 3799.

Sunset Service at ANZAC Cottage
The ANZAC Cottage will open at 3pm for visitors.

This will include a free wreath making workshop for children from 4pm, talks on the history of the Cottage will be held at 3:45pm and 4:45pm, and the Sunset Service will commence at 5:15pm.

The event is free to attend and afternoon tea is available for a gold coin donation.

ANZAC Legacy Blues Concert
This is the 5th Annual concert, involving performers such as Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Billy Rogers, and Lucky Oceans.

The free concert will run from 2pm-5pm with a poppy making workshop for kids and giant games for adults.

Those attending are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Food trucks will be on site but visitors may bring their own food and alcohol.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden Dawn Service
A dawn service will be held at 6am at the State War Memorial, however the Returned and Services League of Western Australia recommend people arrive from 4am onwards.

Gunfire Breakfast at Stirling Gardens
The Gunfire Breakfast will run from 7am-9am.

The event will cater for up to 2,000 people, with a gold coin donation to get breakfast, and follows the Dawn Service at Kings Park.

ANZAC Day March
Commencing at 9:15am the Australian Defence Force will march through the streets of Perth City.

This will be followed by a parade of veteran-carrying vehicles, military jeeps, and the Ex-Services Unit, Corps, and Regimental Associations.

 

Additional bus and train services will operate for the Kings Park Dawn Services.

For information on all ANZAC Day events around Perth visit the RSLWA website.