Commemorating ANZAC Day

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2021 9:09am

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Anzac Day is a significant day for all Australians and is often a time for private reflection.

It is a solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country, and is marked annually on the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.

Tasmanians are encouraged to continue to mark this important national commemorative date but to also remember COVID-safe behaviours.

There are a number of ways Tasmanians can commemorate our veterans in 2021. You can attend a traditional Dawn Service, Commemorative Service or hold your own private commemorations to pay your respects.

5.30am - Australian War Memorial Commemorative Service

The Australian War Memorial welcomes thousands of people to the Anzac Day Dawn Service and National Ceremony each year. This year the events in Canberra will be broadcast live across Australia.

For more information on broadcast and streaming services and start times, please visit

6.00am - Light up the Dawn

If you would prefer to stay home, RSL Australia is again encouraging Australians to honour the service of our Defence Forces, past and present, by standing at the end of their driveway, at their front door or on their balcony at 6.00am and observing a minute’s silence. #LightUpTheDawn

RSL Tasmania Commemorative Services

Commemorative services will be held around Tasmania under strict COVI19 safety provisions.

For information about Anzac Day services around the state visit

For more information, please contact RSL Tasmania by email at or by telephone on (03) 6242 8900.

Lest we forget.