Join thousands of Adelaidians this Wednesday in the city to pay respect to those who have fallen and those still serving.
Youth Groups from across South Australia will participate in the ANZAC Eve Vigil at the South Australian War Memorial commencing on Tuesday evening at 6pm and running until the start of Wednesday’s Dawn Service.
The Dawn Service will be held at the South Australian National War Memorial at 5.30am and will be followed by the Light Horse Memorial service in Rundle Park from 8am to 8.30am.
The ANZAC Day march, led by veterans, serving personnel and descendants of veterans will start at 9.30am in Hindmarsh Square, head west along North Terrace and turn right on to King William Road, culminating with a service at the Cross of Sacrifice at 11.40am in Pennington Gardens East.
Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese, is encouraging South Australians to attend the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk on Kintore Avenue.
“I urge the community to take the time to reflect on those who have sacrificed their lives by attending the Dawn Service and watching the march, and the stay around to take part in the commemoration activities in the city,” he says.
Following all this, we are all duly invited to visit the ANZAC Day Hub at the Torrens Parade Ground where we can join in on a game of Two-Up. There will also be food and drinks for attendees alongside live entertainment, this family friendly event will be going on from 5 AM to 2 PM. Should you find yourself still wanting to enjoy the celebration, don’t worry, Rundle Mall will be open from 12 PM to 5 PM with a variety of services remaining open during the public holiday.
For those wondering, the Annual ANZAC Day Street Party will return to the Union Hotel on Waymouth Street starting at 10 AM with live music and entertainment from the Cornsey’s Allstars, The Salt & Pepper Swing band, SA Pipes and Drums and Mount Barker Pipes and Drums. The annual Legacy Foundation Fundraiser BBQ will return for delicious bites for a great cause.
Adelaide Metro is also running extra services to make sure you can attend the Dawn Service and the March and for military personnel, people wearing service medals and anyone carrying their veteran identification card, public transport will be free. The Digger Shuttle will also be running from the Cross of Sacrifice to Victoria Sacrifice every 15 minutes from 12.15 PM to 1.30 PM.
As expected, there will be a number of road closures:
4 AM to 4 PM: Victoria Drive (between Kintore Avenue and King William Road)
5 AM to 12 PM: Kintore Avenue (between North Terrace and Morgan Thomas Lane North Terrace and between Pulteney Street and Station Road)
7 AM to 12 PM: King William Street (between Hindley Street and North Terrace), Pultney Street (between NOrth Terracen and Flingers Street), HIndmarsh Square (between Grenfell Street and Pirie Street), Rundle Street (between Pulteney Street and Frome Street), Grenfell Street (betweel Gawler Place and Frome Street)
7 AM to 1 PM: Pennington Terrace (between King William Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue), Sir Edwin Smith Avenue (between King William Road and Kermode Street), King William Road (between North Terrace and Kermode Street), War Memorial Drive between (Frome Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue), War Memorial Drive (between the Riverbank Bridge and King William Road)
6 AM to 12 AM: Waymouth Street (between Bentham Street and Young street)