What You Need To Know About The Anzac Day Dawn Service

Weather, transport and more.

What You Need To Know About The Anzac Day Dawn Service Facebook: City of Melbourne

Attending a Dawn Service to commemorate Anzac Day is a special Australian tradition. If you are planning to head into The Shrine of Remembrance in the CBD and see the Anzac Day March, this is what you need to know.

Timing of proceedings

6am – Dawn Service begins at the rising of the sun. Recommended arrival time is 4am-5am.

9am – Anzac Day March. Thousands of veterans, their descendants and current serving personnel will walk down St Kilda between Flinders/Swanston St and The Shrine of Remembrance.


The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a low of 15 for the morning. There is a 60% chance of showers in the morning, with a dry, partly cloudy afternoon. Expect light winds.

Public Transport

Veterans and War Widows can travel for free from the 24th-26th April on presentation of identification

Over 30 additional services will run to help Melburnians get to Flinders Street Station, with a PTV shuttle bus also available for transport from RSLs.

Service disruptions can also be expected, with customers advised to check live travel updates on the PTV website. 

Go to the PTV website for more detailed information on your service. 

Live Stream

If you are unable to make it to the CBD, the Shrine of Remembrance website will host a live stream of the event.


For more information about the dawn service, go to the Shrine of Remembrance website.