The City of Fremantle is encouraging people to register early to attend this year’s Anzac Day Dawn Service.
After last year’s commemorations were cancelled due to COVID-19, Fremantle will return to marking Anzac Day with the traditional Dawn Service at Monument Hill, followed by a community service in North Fremantle and an Anzac Day march through the heart of the City.
Deputy Mayor Andrew Sullivan said while he was delighted people could once again attend Anzac Day events in person, there would still be some COVID-19 restrictions in place.
“Anzac Day is one of Fremantle’s most important civic occassions, so we were all very disappointed our events had to be cancelled last year,” Cr Sullivan said.
“While we will be able to hold a Dawn Service this year, the state government’s COVID-19 safety guidelines mean Monument Hill will have a maximum capacity of 6000 people and we need people to register beforehand if they want to attend.
“We’ll have SafeWA QR codes set up all over the place, so when people arrive it’s important that they scan in using the SafeWA app or check in manually with one of our COVID safety marshals.
“Many of the veterans who will attend the Dawn Service are elderly and more vulnerable to COVID-19, so we also remind everyone to adhere to physical distancing requirements and please stay home if you’re feeling sick.
“For the first time ever the Dawn Service will also be live streamed on the City’s website and Facebook page, so if we reach our maximum capacity and people miss out they will still be able to see the service and pay their respects at home.”
The Fremantle Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at Monument Hill on Sunday 25 April starting at 5.50am.
Registrations are essential. To register click here.
The North Fremantle service will commence at 9am at the Fallen Soldiers Memorial on the corner of Queen Victoria Street and Harvest Road.
The Anzac Day march will start from Pioneer Park opposite Fremantle Station at 10.15am. It will follow a shortened route along the Cappuccino Strip and conclude at Fremantle Oval.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures there will be no opening ceremony before the march or closing ceremony afterwards, but spectators are welcome to watch the march along the parade route.