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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 2023 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 2023 Dawn Service

Services: Anzac Day Dawn Service, Villers-Bretonneux
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2023
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 at this time of year is variable. The Australian National Memorial has no permanent seating infrastructure or shelter. As the Anzac Day commemorative service will be at dawn at an outdoor venue, it is important that you ensure you are prepared for extremely cold conditions experienced in April and the potential for wet weather. Visitors should ensure they come prepared for these conditions
Attendance passes: Attendance pass required. The online registration system is now available
Visa requirements: Passport holders - Check your visa requirements
Security: Airport-style screening including restrictions on liquids and other prohibited items as identified 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 Friday 21 April 2023


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

Other Commemorative Services on 25 April*

Villers-Bretonneux Town Service (French Service)
Time: 8:30 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.

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]