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ANZAC Day Services and Marches in Brisbane CBD

If you’re looking for ANZAC Day services Brisbane CBD, we highly recommend you venture into the city to pay your respects to our servicemen and women and their families.

What happens at Dawn Service in Brisbane ANZAC Day 2024?

Events 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.

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

What time is ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Brisbane CBD?

The Brisbane ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 4.28am on Thursday 25 April 2024 at the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, 285 Ann Street, Brisbane. Gather from 3.30am. 

Where are the best vantage points for the Dawn Service in Brisbane?

Arrive at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service before 4am to get a good vantage point. This will depend on whether you want to sit or stand and if you have small children. 

The best vantage points for the parade are along Adelaide Street, Brisbane. You can view the Parade Interactive Map here.

RSL ANZAC Day Services Brisbane

What time is the ANZAC Day parade in Brisbane City?

The Parade will be held between 9:45am to 12.30pm and will feature former and current ADF servicemen and women and their families. This special opportunity to show our gratitude has been a feature of Brisbane’s ANZAC Day since the 1920s.

Commemorate ANZAC Day at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries 

Start your Anzac Day on an interactive journey from the First World War to today inside Anzac Square Memorial Galleries – a free exhibition curated by State Library of Queensland. Located beneath the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane’s CBD, plan your visit to the Memorial Galleries. It is open special hours (from 5.30am-3pm) on ANZAC Day to help you commemorate.

Where are other RSL Services across Brisbane suburbs?

Looking for a Dawn Service near you? We’ve compiled an alphabetical list of the suburban services and marches across Brisbane.

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

Resources for ANZAC Day

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) suitable for all ages.

In uncertain times, the qualities evoked by our ANZAC spirit – ingenuity, humour, endurance, courage and mateship are more important than ever. Watch this!


ANZAC Day in Brisbane is a special event. Join the Brisbane City Dawn Service featured in this article, or find one of the local ANZAC Services to show your respects. 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

7 thoughts on “ANZAC Day Services and Marches in Brisbane CBD”

  1. I hope that you younger PNGVR members have been keeping in better Health than I have! Saw you on ABC TV Brisbane! Looking good there! – Maybe coz I wasn’t able to be there coz of all my Health probs!?

  2. Since I started suffering from all my SERVICE injuries and unrelated Surgeries, I have missed a lot of ANZAC Day marches with my old mates in The PNGVR / NGVR as a result. I spent only 1 year with this Regiment while in Papua New Guinea, although I Served 4 years in the RAAF in Townsville as a Fireman-Aircraft up until 1979. Lately, I had a Pacemaker fitted to keep my Heart beating regular, so that has eased 1 problem, but the Drs always find another! – I hope that all my other mates understand why my attendances are so infrequent… (I am now 73yrs old).

  3. 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.


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