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Canberra 2014 Anzac Day order of march and services

On Friday April 25 there will be a number of services and events across the ACT region to commemorate Anzac Day, including the annual dawn service at the War Memorial.

In Canberra, the Dawn Service will commence on Friday at 5.30am on the Australian War Memorial's Parade Ground.

Seating will be available but limited and lighting will also be scarce, so visitors are encouraged to bring personal torches.


The National Ceremony will then begin at 10.15am on the Parade Ground, led by servicemen and servicewomen from post-1990 conflicts and the riderless horse.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive from 9am, with ticket-holders asked to be seated by 10am. Poppies and order of service programs will be available on-sitee for a small donation.

All attendees should dress appropriately for the weather conditions, which are expected to be cold, and bring sunscreen and water.

Due to the expected large turnout, the Dawn Service and the National Ceremony will be projected onto large screens, including one located in the Sculpture Garden.

ACT roads will be affected by closures between 4am - 1pm on Friday. Limestone Avenue and Fairbairn Avenue will both will diverted onto Treloar Crescent.

Anzac Parade will also be closed from Constitution Avenue.

Parking for the services is no longer available at the foot of Mount Ainslie and there will be limited places available at the Australian War Memorial, although attendees with government-issued mobility impairment passes will be catered for.

Free park-and-ride shuttles and public transport will run back and forth between the memorial and the Russell Offices (Sir Thomas Blarney Square) and the Majura Park car park.

Dawn service shuttles will operate from 4am to 5.10am, with return services departing the memorial from 6.15am.

Similarly, National Ceremony shuttles will operate from 8.30am - 10am, with return services departing the memorial from 12.15pm.

ACTION Buses will provide interchange services from Civic, Belconnen, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Woden.

First aid and ambulance staff will be located on-site and in the event of wet weather, all services and activities will proceed unless it becomes dangerous to do so.

In regional NSW towns around Canberra there will be a number of Anzac Day events, including marches and dawn services.

Queanbeyan will begin their dawn service at 5.15am at the Queanbeyan RSL building. This will then be followed at 10am by the march to the First World War memorial, where there will be a service at 10.30am.

In Berridale, there will be a march from the town square at 11.15am, followed by a service at the Anglican church and lunch at the Snowy Mountain Inn.

Braidwood's dawn service will begin at their memorial at 5.30am, followed by a march down the main street at 10.30am and a commemorative ceremony at Ryrie Park.

Bungendore will also have a dawn service, beginning at 6am at the memorial on Gibralter Street. It will be followed at 10.45am by a march from the western end of Gibraltar St and a main service at the town's war memorial at 11am.

In Cooma a dawn service will be held at the cenotaph at 5.45am, followed by breakfast at the Cooma Ex-Services Club. At 10.30am there will be a memorial march from Mack's Corner.

Goulburn has a packed schedule on Anzac Day, with a dawn service beginning at 5.30am at Belmore Park followed by 6am breakfast at the Soldiers Club.

At 9am there will be a memorial church service at St Saviour's Catheral and Sts Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The march will commence along Auburn St at 11am.

Gundagai will begin its dawn service at the Anzac Grove at 6.15am, followed at 10.30am by a march up Sheridan St to the main cenotaph. There will then be a main ceremony at 11am.

In Gundaroo, there will be a dawn service at the war memorial, starting at 5.30am.

Gunning's dawn service will start at 5.45am at the town cenotaph, followed by breakfast and a commemorative march from the Shell service station at 10.45am. The main service will be held at 11am.

In Jindabyne the dawn service will begin at 6am at Banjo Patterson Park, followed by breakfast at the Lion's Club. There will then be a march from the Old Town Centre to the Memorial Hall at 9.30am.

Finally in Yass, there will be a dawn service beginning at 5.25am at the Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall. At 10am people can assemble for the march down Comne Street from Lead Street to Soldiers Memorial Hall. The main service will be held at the cenotaph at 11am.

More information on all these services and locations can be found in our detailed graphic.