Plenty of opportunities to reflect, commemorate and remember during Albany Anzac Day 2024

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Albany 10th Light Horse members Maxine Brown with Burnie and Chantelle Hartney with Magic at Anzac Peace Park.
Camera IconAlbany 10th Light Horse members Maxine Brown with Burnie and Chantelle Hartney with Magic at Anzac Peace Park. Credit: Laurie Benson

Big crowds are expected at Anzac Day events in Albany once again as visitors join the local community to commemorate those who have served in the armed forces.

Albany’s connection to the Anzac legend and the first dawn service sees it attract visitors from far and wide on April 25 each year.

Dawn Service

Time: 5.30-6.00am

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Venue: Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Mount Clarence

The service is open to the public with no ticketing requirement.

Shuttle buses running at 15-minute intervals from 3.30am will be available to carry people to the service from the Albany Entertainment Centre and the Middleton Beach Bus Port.

The service will also be live-streamed from 5am through to 6am indoors at the Albany Entertainment Centre, and outdoors at the Anzac Peace Park.

Catafalque party stand guard.
Camera IconCatafalque party stand guard. Credit:

Gunfire Breakfast

Time: 6.00-7.45am

Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre

The traditional Anzac Day gunfire breakfast, including coffee with rum similar to what was provided to soldiers before battle, will be provided at the AEC for the cost of a $5 donation to the Albany RSL sub-branch.

Troop March

Time: 10.00-10.30am

Venue: York Street, Albany

Line up on either side of the CBD’s main street to show your appreciation for past and serving defence force personnel.

Commemorative Service

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Anzac Peace Park

Ships company HMAS Waller.
Camera IconShips company HMAS Waller. Credit: Laurie Benson

RSL Public Function

Time: From Midday

Venue: Stirling Club

The bar at the Albany RSL sub-branch will be open from midday, with finger food, a door prize and an Anzac Day raffle.

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