After two years of COVID uncertainty, RSL Victoria has announced a return to traditional ANZAC Day activities in the Melbourne CBD.
The Melbourne Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance will begin at 5:30 am with a Welcome to Country. The Dawn service will be followed by the ANZAC Day march commencing at 9 am from Princes Bridge. The march will be followed immediately by the Commemorative service on the Shrine of Remembrance forecourt.
The traditional ANZAC Day church service, which occurs the Sunday before ANZAC Day each year, will also go ahead at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 24 April 2022, commencing at 4:00 pm.
RSL Victoria State President, Dr Robert Webster OAM, said this year's ANZAC Day will be particularly meaningful. "After two years of pandemic restrictions, this year's ANZAC Day is a wonderful opportunity for the public to reunite, as they have done for decades, and be part of paying their respects to those who have and are currently serving and sacrificed their lives for our freedom."
Under the current Victorian Government COVID guidelines, participants will not be required to register for the Dawn Service, march or commemorative service. In addition, QR check-ins at all events will be optional, and vaccination status will not be required to be checked.