- Anzac Square Memorial Galleries - 285 Ann St, Brisbane
- 25th April 2023 - 25th April 2023
- 3:30 am - 3:00 pm
Anzac Day Dawn Service
Each year, on 25 April, Australians gather at dawn to commemorate Anzac Day and honour those who have served, died, or suffered in all conflicts, wars, and peacekeeping operations.
Recognised as one of Australia’s most important national occasions, Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I; the landing of our troops at Gallipoli, Turkey, on 25 April 1915.
Though they suffered heavy losses, and the campaign would fail to achieve its objectives, the actions of the Australian and New Zealand troops during this campaign began the ANZAC legend and saw the world stand up and take notice. To learn more, register for the free talk on The Gallipoli Campaign.
Patrons wishing to join the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Brisbane City are invited to gather around the Shrine of Remembrance from 3.30am for a 4.28am start.
Visitors joining in person are welcome to honour their heroes by laying a poppy or wreath inside the Memorial Galleries or in the Anzac Square parklands.
If you can’t join in person this Anzac Day, take a moment to pay your respects by placing a virtual poppy online.
Patrons can also embark on an interactive journey from the First World War to today inside Anzac Square Memorial Galleries – a free exhibition curated by State Library of Queensland. Located beneath the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane’s CBD, it is open from 5.30am to 3pm on Anzac Day to help you commemorate.