Arrangements for Anzac Day 2022
Anzac Day international services to proceed in 2022
Anzac Day services, led by DVA, will take place in Gallipoli, Turkey and in Villers-Bretonneux, France in 2022.
For the past two years, international services could not proceed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local wreath-laying services were conducted to mark the occasion.
Both Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux hold a special meaning. Australians fought and died in both locations during the First World War, and were integral in the forging of the Anzac traditions that are embraced and carried on today by our Australian Defence Force.
A Dawn Service will take place at Anzac Cove on Gallipoli, followed by a service at the Lone Pine memorial. The Dawn Service in France will take place at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux, followed by an afternoon service at the Australian ‘Digger’ Memorial at Bullecourt.
Anyone planning to attend the services must register for an attendance pass. Attendance passes are available from the Anzac Day services ticketing website.
The international Dawn Services will also be broadcast live on the ABC on Anzac Day and streamed live on Facebook.
More information on the services is available from the Anzac Day 2022 page of the DVA website.
Anzac Day in Australia
With pandemic restrictions on public gatherings eased or abolished, Australians can look forward to again gathering to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our Defence personnel at community services on Anzac Day.
While Anzac Day is a time for public commemorations, it can also be a time for private reflection when Australians, whether they attend a community commemoration or not, pause and reflect on the contribution of service men and women for over a century.
If you are looking to attend a service in your local community, the RSL, ex-service organisations and state and territory governments are again organising Anzac Day services throughout the country. You can find out about local ceremonies by getting in touch with your local RSL sub-branch or visiting their websites.
If you are commemorating at home, you can again take part in the RSL’s inspiring ‘Light up the Dawn’ initiative, or commemorate this important day in your own way. For details about the Dawn Service and Commemorative Address taking place at the Australian War Memorial, visit the Memorial’s website.
DVA has provided a digital kitbag of printable materials to help Australians plan their Anzac Day commemorations and recognise our veterans and serving personnel.
The kitbag includes Anzac Day speeches, orders of service, commemorative music playlists, craft activities and more. Visit the Anzac Portal.