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Anzac Day


Anzac Day 


The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is committed to commemorating the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served Australia and its allies in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

All visitors and tour guides planning to attend the Anzac Day services in Villers-Bretonneux, France on 25 April 2024 are required to register their attendance. Tour guides will be able to register and manage group bookings on behalf of their patrons. Entry to the commemorations will not be permitted without an attendance pass. We encourage you to plan your journey and arrival times carefully to ensure that you have sufficient time to progress through security.

Anzac Day 2024 Dawn Service

Services: Anzac Day Dawn Service, Villers-Bretonneux
Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
Time: TBC: Australian National Memorial site opens to the public
4:00 am: Pre-service program commences
5:30 am: Official Anzac Day Dawn Service commences
Venue: The Australian National Memorial, (outside the village of) Villers-Bretonneux
Weather: The weather in France at this time of year is variable. The Australian National Memorial has no permanent seating infrastructure or shelter. As the Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held outdoors, at dawn, it is important all attendees are prepared for extremely cold conditions and the potential for wet weather. Attendees should ensure they come dressed appropriately and prepared for these conditions.
Attendance passes: Access to this Anzac Day Dawn Service is only permitted with a valid attendance pass. Register here for your free attendance pass.
Visa requirements: Passport holders - Check your visa requirements
Security: Attendees must pass through security screening to access the site. Please note, restrictions will be in place on liquids other prohibited items as outlined in the Terms and Conditions.
Important notes:
  • In preparation for the Anzac Day Dawn Service, infrastructure and technical equipment will be progressively installed at the Australian National Memorial in the period leading up to 25 April.
  • For safety reasons, the central tower of the Australian National Memorial will be closed to the public from Sunday 21 April 2024.
  • For further information on travelling to France please refer to the latest advice from Smartraveller.


For more information, please visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs website 

Other Commemorative Services on 25 April*

Villers-Bretonneux Town Service (French Service)
Time: 9:00 am
Transport: No transport provided, attendees need to make their own arrangements
Venue: French Monument, Town Centre, Villers-Bretonneux


Bullecourt Town Wreath Laying Ceremony (French Service)
Time: 3:00 pm
Transport: No transport provided, attendees need to make their own arrangements
Venue: The French Square of Remembrance, Bullecourt


Australian Service at the ‘Digger’ Memorial
Time: 4:00 pm
Transport: No transport provided, attendees need to make their own arrangements. Park in the town of Bullecourt.
Venue: Australian Memorial Park (Digger Memorial) on the outskirts of Bullecourt


*Attendance passes are not required to attend the Villers-Bretonneux Town Service, Bullecourt Town Wreath Laying Ceremony and the Australian Service at the ‘Digger’ Memorial. However, when registering for an attendance pass to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service, applicants will be asked to indicate their intent to attend these services to assist with planning purposes.

Contact information

Sir John Monash Centre, Fouilloy France
Tel: +33 3 60 62 01 40
Email: [email protected]

Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra Australia
Tel: 1800 838 372 within Australia
Tel: +61 2 6289 1133 from outside Australia
Email: [email protected]