ANZAC Day Services and Marches in Brisbane CBD 2020

ANZAC Day Services Brisbane
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ANZAC Day services and marches are held all over Brisbane to mark the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Anzac Day has been continuously commemorated since 1916.

The Brisbane Anzac Day Parade, together with dawn vigils, memorial services and veterans reunions have been a feature of the commemoration of Anzac Day by the Citizens of Brisbane since its earliest days.

This is not happening for 2020.

All ANZAC Day services and marches are cancelled for 2020

In uncertain times, the qualities evoked by our ANZAC spirit – ingenuity, humour, endurance, courage and mateship are more important than ever. This year, we recommend taking part in the driveway remembrance service.

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To find your local service in the suburbs of Brisbane click here.

What Time is ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Brisbane CBD?

Brisbane Anzac Day Dawn Service usually starts at 4.28am on Thursday 25 April at the Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square, Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

Where are the Best Vantage Points for the Service and March?

It is recommended you arrive at the ANZAC Day Services before 4am to get a good vantage point for the Dawn Service. This will depend on whether you want to sit or stand and if you have small children. You might like to consider watching the service on big screens located in and around Anzac Square, Post Office Square, King George Square and Queen Street Mall. 

Click here for more information. The best vantage points for the parade are along Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

RSL ANZAC Day Services Brisbane

What Time is the ANZAC Day Parade in Brisbane City?

The Brisbane Anzac Day Parade is not being held in 2020. The ANZAC Day Services parade of former and current servicemen and women has been a feature of Brisbane’s Anzac Day since the 1920s. The best vantage points for spectators watching the parade are along Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Veterans and descendants should head to Queens Park on George Street, Brisbane City (near Mary and Charlotte Streets) and look for volunteers in red shirts for assistance. Current defence personnel should go to the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank.

To assist with anticipated crowds, large outdoor screens will be located at South Bank Cultural Forecourt, Post Office Square and Anzac Square. Find more information about the Anzac Day Parade program.

Parking for the ANZAC Day Services and Marches

If you’re looking for parking, try Secure Parking venues and use our discount (FAMILIES).

Where are other RSL Services across Brisbane suburbs?

We’ve compiled an alphabetical list of all the suburban services and marches across Brisbane.

To find your local RSL service, use their locator on their map by clicking here.

Anzac Day activities around Brisbane

Here are some family friendly activities happening around Brisbane to commemorate this special day in our nation’s history.

  • to be confirmed for 2020

Explaining the Meaning of Anzac Day – How Much is Too Much?

It’s hard to know just how much you should share with your children about the meaning of Anzac Day, which of course includes war and loss of life. 

If you are looking for more information and books to help you explain the meaning of ANZAC Day as well as activities to share with your children, check out these ANZAC Day activities for kids. You can also download ANZAC DAY worksheets (colouring in, fill in the blanks and a word search) that are suitable for all ages.

5 responses to “ANZAC Day Services and Marches in Brisbane CBD 2020”

  1. Chris says:

    What is the actual course of the March from start to finish?

  2. Kristi says:

    Usually we head to the Irish Bar after Grandad has marched but this has since closed. I am now in Townsville and my husband is currently deployed overseas with army. I am trying to find a place open in Brisbane near the march so that my 96 year old grandfather and others can catch up for a coffee and chat after the parade. Does anyone know a place. Coffee club won’t allow us to reserve a table or two. He has recently had a stroke so it needs to be close to the Queen Street Mall. He was the digger waving his walking sticks on “The Project” last year. Need to find somewhere soon.

  3. Dan says:

    I’ve done this every year since I was in primary school (the parade) – this year I am marching for my Grandad!

  4. Michelle says:

    Great – I wasnt sure what time it all kicked off – bit early for my kids, but maybe in a few years time!

  5. Jodie says:

    This is great – thanks! I like the worksheets!

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