No matter where you are on Anzac Day this year, you can commemorate April 25 with us.

The ABC will have comprehensive broadcast coverage of Anzac Day services and events including the opportunity to Light up the Dawn from wherever you may be — in your living room, at the end of your driveway, on your balcony, or at your farm gate.

Coverage includes commemorations and local marches in towns and cities around Australia as well as special Anzac Day programming.

Broadcast coverage

Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony will be broadcast on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, iview, ABC RN, ABC Radio, the ABC listen app, and social media.

TV broadcasts of Sydney Dawn Service, Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony and Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance Service will all be live from 4:30am AEST on ABC TV and ABC NEWS channels, on iview, and streamed live on ABC Australia Facebook and YouTube.

State TV broadcasts of capital city marches and dawn services will also be streamed live on ABC capital city Facebook accounts and on the ABC’s capital city local radio websites.

Every capital city will have live coverage of a local march, however, coverage of capital city dawn services vary in each state.

Radio coverage of the Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony will be heard on local ABC Radio (except Victoria), RN, and the ABC Listen app from 5:30-6:00am. This will incorporate a minute silence at approximately 5:50am.

Local broadcast coverage

Time Event Coverage
New South Wales
4:30-5:30 Sydney Dawn Service Sydney and suburbs: ABC TV and iview, ABC Radio Sydney on 702AM,  live stream,  and ABC listen app, ABC Sydney Facebook, ABC Australia Facebook and Youtube

Regional NSW: ABC TV and iview, ABC Radio and ABC Listen app, ABC Sydney Facebook, ABC Australia Facebook and YouTube

9:00-Midday Sydney March ABC TV and iview, ABC Sydney Facebook, live stream on
5:30-6:00 Dawn Service and National Ceremony (Canberra) ABC TV and iview, ABC Radio Canberra (666AM), live stream and ABC listen app, ABC Canberra Facebook; ABC Australia Facebook and YouTube
10:30-12:00 Canberra March ABC TV and iview, ABC Canberra Facebook,
5:30-6:30 Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance Service 6:00-6.30am — ABC TV and iview; ABC Melbourne Facebook; ABC Australia Facebook and YouTube.

5.30am-6.30am — ABC Radio Melbourne (774AM), live stream and ABC listen app, and Regional ABC Radio (find your frequency at and ABC Listen app.

9:30-11:00 Melbourne March ABC TV and iview, ABC Melbourne Facebook, and YouTube
10:00-12:30 Brisbane March ABC TV and iview, ABC Brisbane Facebook, and live stream
North Queensland
8:30-10:00 Live radio broadcast of Townsville parade including parade commentary ABC Radio and ABC Listen app
9:00-10:00 Facebook live coverage of Townsville parade ABC North Queensland Facebook
11:00-12:30 Hobart Dawn Service package then Hobart March Live ABC TV and iview, ABC Hobart Facebook, and march live stream
South Australia
6:00-7:00 Adelaide Dawn Service, hosted by Peter Goers Adelaide and suburbs: ABC Radio Adelaide and on 891AM, live stream

Regional South Australia: ABC Radio and ABC listen app

9:00-12:15 Adelaide Dawn Service package then from 9:30am Adelaide March and 11:50 Service of Remembrance at the Cross of Sacrifice ABC TV and iview, ABC Adelaide Facebook, stream
Northern Territory
6:00-7:00 Darwin Dawn Service ABC TV and iview, ABC Darwin Facebook,
9:00-9:30 Darwin March ABC TV and iview, ABC Darwin Facebook, and live stream
Western Australia
5:30-6:00 Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial ABC Radio Perth on 720AM and the ABC Listen app
6:05-6:30 Light up the Darwin Driveway Service hosted by Clint Wheeldon. Ode from 6.15am. ABC Radio Perth on 720AM and the ABC Listen app
From 2.30am Anzac Day Services:

2:30am Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney (Live)

3:30am  Canberra Dawn Service and National Ceremony (Live)

4:00am Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance  Service (Live)

8:30am Anzac Day National Ceremony from Canberra

ABC TV and iview (WA Live Stream)
The Perth Anzac Day March has been cancelled.

Special ABC programming

ABC TV and iview special broadcasts:

  • 12:30pm — Landline Anzac Day special
  • 4:00pm — Air Force 100, a one hour highlights package from the March 31 live event commemorating 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force
  • 6:00pm — The Art of Remembrance looks at Australia’s involvement in conflict through the lens of visual art, presented by Nate Byrne
  • 6:55pm — Anzac Day Address by the Governor-General His Excellency General David Hurley AC, DSC
  • ABC iview will feature an Anzac Day: Australia Remembers collection including news features and documentariesThe Art of Remembrance and the opportunity to catch up on the live events coverage from the morning of April 25
  • ABC NEWS Weekend Breakfast invites you to share your photos and videos of how you commemorated Anzac Day. Share yours at [email protected]
  • ABC Classic will feature musical moments of reflection and highlight music commemorating Anzac Day in the lead up to and on Anzac Day. The RAAF Band will be featured in Classic Mornings program in the week leading up to Anzac Day

ABC Radio’s Sunday programming after Anzac Day morning services wrap up will be:

  • 6:00-10:00am — Australia All Over with Ian ‘Macca’ McNamara
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Local Morning program
  • From 12:00pm ABC Sport featuring:
  • Grandstand NRL (Qld, ACT, NSW) NRL Sunday then Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles, Roosters v Dragons, Storm v Warriors
  • Grandstand AFL (Vic, SA, Tas, NT, WA) AFL Sunday then North Melbourne v Adelaide, Melbourne v Geelong, Fremantle v Hawthorn


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