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ANZAC Day Services and Marches in Brisbane CBD 2021

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ANZAC Day services Brisbane CBD plus the big March are good to go in 2021! March organisers are concerned about potentially lower spectator numbers this year if families opt to hold a driveway memorial instead of heading into town. If you are lucky enough to have a choice, we highly recommend you venture into the CBD to pay your respects to our servicemen and women and their families. They missed out in 2020. Let’s ensure they know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice this ANZAC Day. Lest We Forget.

What happens on ANZAC Day?

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 Sunday 25 April 2021 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 Dawn Services 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 10am to 12pm 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. 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 code: FAMILIES.

Where are other RSL Services across Brisbane suburbs?

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.

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.

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

 

5 responses to “ANZAC Day Services and Marches in Brisbane CBD 2021”

  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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