If you haven’t decided which ANZAC day service to attend this year, there’s still plenty of time to decide. Here are five of the most moving ANZAC Dawn services taking place in Perth and WA in 2018.
Rottnest Island Service
The beautiful dawn service on Rottnest Island, presided over by Australian Navy Officers, starts at 6am on the grassed area outside Dome Café and Thomson’s Restaurant. After the service, stay and enjoy Rottnest Island, with free kids activities from 8:30am including ANZAC biscuit decorating and activity booklets. The whole family can enjoy a free ANZAC day breakfast after the ceremony, cooked by The Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association in the Settlement Mall.
The ferry times for getting to the Dawn Service are:
Kings Park Service
The traditional Kings Park Service never fails to deliver a moving and commemorative experience. This Wednesday, the traditional Dawn Service is being held at the State War Memorial on Fraser Avenue from 5:50am-7:00am. Enjoy a special Corroboree on Fraser Lawn performed in conjunction with Maori from the Haka for Life Foundation, straight after the service.
The City of Fremantle will deliver a spectacular dawn service commencing at 5:50am at Monument Hill Reserve, the Fremantle war memorial. After the service, watch the parade march through the streets of Fremantle and follow the crowds back to the Esplanade for a closing ceremony, taking place at 11am. Finish off the service with a sausage sizzle at the Esplanade.
Visit Joondalup memorial, Central Park, at 5:45am to see the ceremony organised by The City of Joondalup. The park displays a storyboard of the ANZAC journey on a limestone wall and will attract thousands of service goers this ANZAC day. Morning Tea is served at 6:30am.
Albany’s ANZAC Day service is held at the Desert Mounted Corps memorial on Mount Clarence at 5:30am. The Albany Entertainment Centre will also host a gunfire breakfast from 6.30am and a parade will run down York Street from 10am.