Australian High Commission
United Kingdom

ANZAC Day 2018

ANZAC DAY - Wednesday 25th April 2018

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, commemorative ceremonies in London are:

Dawn Service, New Zealand Memorial, Hyde Park Corner

Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade, The Cenotaph

and

Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey

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5.00am: Dawn Service

Location: New Zealand Memorial, Hyde Park Corner

The main service will take place at the New Zealand Memorial on Hyde Park Corner.  The service will be approximately 45 minutes in length and is open to the public.  Arrival from 4.00am is suggested. Entry point details will be provided once confirmed.

 

11.00am: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade

Location: The Cenotaph, Whitehall

Following a march onto Whitehall, a requiem is read and at 11.00am the High Commissioners for New Zealand and Australia will lay the first wreaths.  Wreaths are then laid by representatives of the UK government, High Commissioners and Ambassadors, as well as representatives from various service and ex-service organisations.

Arrival by 10.30am is recommended.  The service will conclude at approximately 11.15am, allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey.

 

12.00pm: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving

Location: Westminster Abbey

The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day commences at 12.00 noon.  Guests must be seated by 11.45am and the service will last approximately one hour.

 

Complimentary tickets are required for the Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade at the Cenotaph and the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

Ticket applications for 2018 are now closed.