If you’re looking for ANZAC Day services Brisbane CBD, we highly recommend you venture into the CBD to pay your respects to our servicemen and women and their families. Our veterans missed out in 2020, and had quieter services in 2021, commemorated with driveway dawn vigils by those unable to attend. Let’s ensure they know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice this ANZAC Day in 2023. Lest We Forget.
What happens at Dawn Service Brisbane ANZAC Day 2023?
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 Tuesday 25 April 2023 at the Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Gather from 3.30am.
Where are the Best Vantage Points for the Dawn Service Brisbane 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.
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. Find more information about the Anzac Day Parade program.
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.
Parking for the ANZAC Day Services and Marches
If you’re looking for parking, try Secure Parking venues and use our discount code: FAMILIES (note: terms, conditions and exclusions may apply).
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.
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!
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.