ANZAC Day Kings Park Dawn Service


Tuesday 25th April Dawn Service 5.50 am to 7.00 am


State War Memorial Precinct, Kings Park

The Details

ANZAC was the term given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War. ANZAC Day is a solemn day of remembrance, gratitude and national pride.

Every year on 25 April, cities and towns around Australia hold commemorative events to pay respect to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation. The Returned & Services League of Australia, Western Australia Branch Incorporated (RSLWA) hold an annual Dawn Service at the State War Memorial in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Sunset services are also held each evening from 20 – 24 April, providing an intimate service and wreath laying ceremony.

Dawn Service

The Dawn Service will be held from 5.50 am to 7.00 am. There will be three designated areas where you can view the service on large screens. Each area will contain toilets, catering, first aid, lost persons and information.

Security and fencing will be in place in the areas closest to the State War Memorial, which will be closed when full capacity is reached.

Travel delays may occur so plan your journey to allow plenty of time. Road and carpark closures will occur and patrons are encouraged to use public transport on this day.

Details relating to closures and service interruptions, including maps and open hours, are provided via the ANZAC Day access notice.

Patrons with mobility issues and special requirements should contact RSLWA directly via email or phone (08) 9287 3799.

Prohibited items

  • Dangerous or hazardous items
  • Sun shelters and tents
  • Alcohol
  • Glassware
  • Portable BBQs
  • Candles or other naked flames.

What to bring

  • A torch
  • Food and drinks (these will also be available for purchase)
  • Cardigan or light jacket in case of cooler weather
  • A raincoat or poncho if rain is forecast
  • Hats and sunscreen for sun protection
  • If you wish to wear family medals, then they should be worn on the right hand side of the chest.