ANZAC Day- Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD March 

The ANZAC Day Melbourne CBD march is a proud tradition that began with the ANZACs retuning from WWI and that veterans and their descendants continue today.  

The Public Health Advisory Panel, Chief Health Officer (CHO) and the Major Events Taskforce (MET) have granted approval under the Public Events Framework for 5,500 marchers to participate in the Melbourne CBD March on 25 April 2021.   

Registrations to take part in the CBD march are now open. Click here to go to the registration form (register.rslvic.com.au).  

For registration assistance, please call 03 9655 5529 or email march2021melb@rslvic.zendesk.com 

When registering your wish to march, please note: 

  • Registration does not automatically guarantee a place – once you submit your registration online, you will receive an automatic response to let you know your registration has been submitted and will receive further communications within the week post registering. 

  • Priority will be allocated to Australian and New Zealand Veterans (current and ex-service members of the Defence Force). If places remain, tickets will then be assigned to allied forces, followed by descendants.  

  • Allocation of tickets will be considered based on the time of registration receipt, and the priority listed above.  

  • All registrations will be stored in a centralised system. If health advice changes to allow more participants, additional tickets will be released accordingly. 

In considering COVID-Safe directions, the march event area has been enclosed and repositioned, commencing near the Arts Centre along St Kilda Road, and finishing at the Shrine of Remembrance.  Entry to the march is restricted to ticket holders with a restricted formation structure to ensure COVID-Safe social distancing, as Veterans march to the Shrine of Remembrance, pay their respects and disperse into Birdwood Avenue. 

Melbourne Dawn Service 

The official Melbourne ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance on 25 April 2021.   

All Victorians can watch the live-stream from 5.40am via RSL Victoria’s Facebook page or broadcast on the ABC. 

Observing State health guidelines, 1,400 places will be available to attend the Dawn Service at the Shrine. Ticket bookings will open at 11am Thursday 15 April at the Shrine of Remembrance webpage. Tickets are free and are limited to two people per booking. 

Melbourne Commemoration Ceremony 

The ANZAC Day Melbourne Commemoration Ceremony occurs at the Shrine of Remembrance immediately after the Melbourne CBD march to close out the morning of reflection for those that have served and are still serving our nation. It includes the Official Wreath Laying Service to honour those ANZAC men and woman who have served and have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

Attendees will need to scan a QR code at the event location, follow RSL Victoria COVID Marshalls instructions and adhere to all State health guidelines. 

Annual ANZAC Day Church Service 

Each year veterans gather on the Sunday before ANZAC Day (Sunday 18 April, 2021) to join with the congregation of St Paul’s Cathedral in Evensong to reflect and remember those amongst them that are no longer with them. It is a delightful service where we all come together and remember our personal struggles and those of our nation as we reflect upon war and the sacrifices made by so many for the future.  

This day also marks the return of regular Sunday Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral following the COVID-19 pandemic. No bookings required, check-in via QR Code is required at the door. 

Details can be found here