Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. It is an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia and its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered as a result of their service.
The day begins with a dawn service at the Cenotaph in Martin Place.
The march starts at 9am at Elizabeth Street and Martin Place. Participants will march south along Elizabeth Street. They will observe the Act of Remembrance on the command “eyes left” as marchers pass the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, then wheel left into Liverpool Street for dispersal. This route will allow the March to continue as a solemn March of Remembrance while also allowing for the growing crowds.
The march will be televised on ABC TV and will be available on iView after the event.
After the march, a commemoration service is held at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, adjacent to the Pool of Remembrance, at 12.30pm.
The sunset service will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5pm. It will be a short service accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and followed by the lowering of the flags. It brings to a conclusion the official Anzac Day commemorations in Sydney.
More than 18,000 march participants and thousands of observers are expected. Road closures and clearways will also be in place from early morning until 1600hrs, so it’s best to leave the car at home and catch public transport.
There will be additional train and bus services, participants and observers are reminded that the best access to Hyde Park is via St James, Town Hall and Museum stations. Please note Martin Place Station is closed during the Dawn Service.
Those travelling via bus should be prepared that services will use alternate routes and stops while road closures are in place.
Please head to transportnsw.info to plan your trip on public transport.
Detailed information and maps of the road closures can be found at www.livetraffic.com
The public pedestrian crossing along the March route (along Elizabeth Street between Martin Place and Liverpool Street) is at Park Street.
Other cross over options are via underground walkways on Bathurst Street at Elizabeth Street or Museum Station across to Goulburn Street/Elizabeth Street and to Castlereagh Street.