Anzac Day Dawn Service & Anzac Day Parade

Hear the bugle sound at the always-moving Dawn Service, and pay respect to serving Defence Personnel past and present. Then join the crowd of thousands to line the street to see Service Personnel and Veterans march. Hear rousing music, and watch out for the jet flyover!

Thousands of locals and Military Personnel converge on the Darwin Cenotaph every Anzac Day for the Dawn Service, followed by the Parade though Darwin City, with numerous other services held around the Northern Territory to pay respect to and remember the fallen.

Darwin RSL 104th ANZAC Day Commemoration
Order of Dawn Service

  • Master of Ceremonies, Mr Bill Buckley welcomes all guests
  • Arrival of the RSL contingent, led by the Drum Corps of the Australian Army Band – Darwin
  • The Prelude
  • Mounting of the Australian Defence Force Catafalque and Flag parties
  • Wreath or Book laying on Cenotaph
  • Guest Speaker: Wing Commander Steven Parsons, RAAF
  • Hymn Recessional
  • ANZAC Service – The Chaplin
  • Recitation of the Ode of Remembrance: Mr Stephen Gloster, President Darwin RSL
  • Last Post
  • One minutes Silence
  • Reveille
  • The Chaplain
  • The Darwin Chorale, accompanied by the Australian Army Band – Darwin, will lead the National Anthems of New Zealand and Australia
  • Dismount Catafalque and Flag Parties
  • Official Party Departs

Darwin RSL 104th ANZAC Day Commemoration
Timing of Activities

0500     ‘Gunfire’ breakfast – Deck Bar
0530      Public begin assembling at Cenotaph
0550      Veterans form up at ANZAC Walk at Bicentennial Park, the Esplanade and March to seating in front of Cenotaph
0600      Dawn Service commences at Cenotaph
0700      Reunion breakfast – Deck Bar
0730      ANZAC Day Mass St Mary’s Cathedral
0845      Parade forms up on Esplanade
0900      Parade moves off from

Esplanade
Along Knuckey St.
Right into Cavenagh St.
Dismiss at Bennett St/Civic Centre area

0930    Reunion at Deck Bar & Hotel Darwin

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