The Australian Government has made the difficult decision to cancel the Australian led overseas Anzac Day services at Gallipoli in Turkey and near Villers-Bretonneux in France for 2021. 

The health and safety of all Australians and visitors to major Anzac Day commemorations overseas is paramount, and expert advice from Australia and internationally is that large public gatherings still present an unacceptable risk. 

We would encourage all Australians to continue to mark this important national commemorative date by checking their local guides and watching the televised national service from the Australian War Memorial or in another way that is meaningful to them.

Contact information

Department of Veterans' Affairs

  • Phone: 1800 838 372 (1800 VETERAN)
  • Email: commemorations [at]