Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Anzac Day


Cancellation of Anzac Day 2021 overseas


Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Australian Government has cancelled overseas Anzac Day ceremonies on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, near Villers-Bretonneux in France, including the Australian service at the ‘Digger’ Memorial, Bullecourt, Hellfire Pass in Thailand and Sandakan in Malaysia.



This year, Australian Government-led public overseas Anzac Day commemorative services are not able to proceed due to the pandemic. While the traditional Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux cannot take place, everyone is encouraged to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel and remember the men and women who served in the First World War in a private and appropriate manner.


Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Tel: +61 2 6289 1133 
Regional callers: 1800 555 254 (number not available internationally)
Email: [email protected]