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25 April 2018—Villers-Bretonneux

Timeline for mutiple event locations and transport information (11PM–6:45AM)—Text version follows the next image.
Timeline for mutiple event locations and transport information (7AM–10:30AM)—Text version follows this image.

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Shuttles — Amiens train station to Glisy 'Park and Ride'

Times: Journey time 30 min, departures every 10 min.
Last Scheduled Shuttle: 3:00 AM
Board at: Boulevard d'Alsace Lorraine in front of the Amiens Train Station (Gare d'Amiens)
Notes: Trains arrive from Paris up to 11:00 PM at this station. Public parking options available.

Shuttles — Glisy Park and Ride to Australian National Memorial

Times: Security Screening up to 1 hr Journey time 15 min, Security screening time: 30 Min
Board at: Glisy 'Park and Ride'. Géant supermarket carpark, Glisy.
Notes: Facilitated parking for tour coaches and private vehicle. Vehicles will be only be able to approach from the South via Rue Michel Strogoff.

Box Office

Lost your attendance pass? Approach the box office at the park and ride to have  it re-issued.

Resident or Guest staying in the towns of Villers-Bretonneux, Corbie or Fouilloy?

Walk to the Australian National Memorial
Corbie & Fouilloy: 2km / 30-minute walk
Villers-Bretonneux: 3.7km / 45-minutes walk
Security Screening: Allow 30 minutes for security screening at the Australian National Memorial.

Box Office

Lost your ticket? Approach the box office and have your pass re-issued on the promenade.

Road Closures

Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place in these towns. Parking available in previous years may not be possible.

Australian National Memorial

Site open at 12:00 AM — arrive early to secure the best seat.

Comfort café

Keep yourself warm with a complimentary tea, coffee or croissant available in the café tents, adjacent to the grandstands.

Information Tent

Find out more about the Sir John Monash Centre, how to find the grave of a fallen soldier, how the Commonwealth War Graves Commission work and what is happening in the Somme region in April.

Wreath Registration

Come to the information tent on the Promenade to register to lay your wreath or floral tribute in the public wreath laying portion of the official commemoration.

Commemorative Service elements (12 Midnight to 2 AM)


Informative announcements, music from the Australian Defence Force Band and the Voices of Birralee Choir.

Start of official program (2 AM)

Reflective Program

The Reflective Program is an educative experience, designed to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the events of the First World War, and in particular 1918. It also provides an opportunity for reflection and contemplation, engaging visitors with the purpose of their journey and preparing them emotionally for the commemorative service.

All guests to be seated by 4:30 AM

Official commemoration (Live broadcast)

Register your intention to lay a wreath in the public wreath-laying portion of the serivce.

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Return travel

Shuttles: Glisy 'Park and Ride' to Amiens train station
Times: Journey time 30 min, departures every 10 minutes
Last Shuttle: 10:00 AM
Board at: Géant supermarket carpark, Glisy

Shuttles: Glisy 'Park and Ride' to Australian National Memorial
Times: Journey time 15 min, due to large attendance numbers, departures expected to take 1-2 hrs
Last Shuttle: 9:4 5AM
Board at: Australian National Memorial Promenade

Walk to Corbie, Fouilloy: 2km / 30-minute walk

Walk to Villers-Brettonneux to attend the town service: 3.7km / 45-minute walk

Shuttles: Australian National Memorial to Villers-Bretonneux
Board at: Australian National Memorial Promenade

Villers-Bretonneux Town Service

Times: Commences 8.30 AM
Shuttles: Villers-Bretonneux to Glisy 'Park and Ride'
Last Shuttle: 10:15 AM
Board at: Villers-Bretonneux town centre.

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