The traditional ANZAC Day Parade will return to the City for the first time in two years, proudly supported by the City of Perth.
To welcome ANZAC commemorations back in the City, free parking will be available for anyone attending the commemorative services around the City of Perth at select CPP carparks on 25 April.
“ANZAC Day is a time to remember all our Australian service men and women and reflect on the many sacrifices they, and their families, have made,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.
“COVID-19 prevented the 2020 and 2021 parades from going ahead but I am pleased to say the event returns this ANZAC Day.”
Free parking will be available from 6am to 1pm at a number of CPP carparks on the day including:
- Plain Street
- Fire Station
- Point Fraser and
- Terrace Road.
Plus, there’s is 3 hour free parking at His Majesty’s, Perth Cultural Centre and Pier Street carparks.
This year’s Dawn Service at King Park is invitation only and the RSL is encouraging people to hold a driveway dawn service instead.
The City of Perth is also proud to be sponsoring Ngarla Maumahara, a service to honour indigenous servicemen and women from both Australia and New Zealand. The inaugural event will be held at the Supreme Court Gardens and will include a special corroboree and haka.
Government House is hosting a Gunfire Breakfast and a free ANZAC Day Commemorative Service will also be held at the Perth Concert Hall.
Due to restrictions, there will be no additional early morning public transport services into the CBD or to Kings Park. However, there will be road closures to accommodate the parade.
City retail outlets and the Citiplace Community Centre will be closed on the day.
Below is a list of commemorative events in the City on Monday 25 April:
Kings Park Dawn Service
The first commemorative event of ANZAC Day is the Annual Dawn Service in Kings Park at 5:55am – 6:30am.
To protect our more vulnerable Veterans, RSLWA has had to make the difficult decision to hold a small, invitation-only event. RSLWA has partnered with Radio 95.4 and the Triple M Radio Network to deliver a live broadcast of a Commemorative Service to enable the community to participate in Driveway Dawn Services.
For a gold coin donation, the community is invited to share the Spirit of ANZAC Day with the Gunfire Breakfast organised by the Rotary Club of Perth.
The Gunfire Breakfast will be held at Government House Gardens at 13 St Georges Terrace, Perth, between 7am to 9am.
Also in the Government House gardens, there are 52,000 knitted poppies in honour of Australians who fell during their service. All are invited to visit the Gardens during lunchtime daily (12-2pm). Depending on the weather, the poppies will be on display until April 26th.
ANZAC Day March
The march will begin at the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace at 9am followed by vintage vehicles and military jeeps carrying Veterans, Ex-Service Units, Corps and Regimental Associations.
The Parade will also be telecast live on ABC TV.
A sausage sizzle will be provided by The Salvation Army for participants and observers.
Presented by RSLWA, the fourth Annual ANZAC Day Commemorative Service will be assembled at Perth Concert Hall.
From 11am, the Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band and the ANZAC Day Choir, brought together from the Perth Modern School Chamber Choirs and Perth Modern School Alumni Singers, will perform in remembrance and honour of the fallen soldiers.
This is a free community event, but tickets are essential: book here.
Haka for Life is proud to announce the details for the first ever indigenous ANZAC Day service at Supreme Court Gardens. The special service will honour indigenous servicemen and women from both Australia and New Zealand. The event will begin at 1pm with a Welcome to Country.
Ngarla, is the Noongar word for ours Maumahara, is the Maori word for remember/ remembrance.