The ABC will broadcast Nationally the ANZAC Day service at 5.30am AEST on the 25 April, ANZAC Day, with Television coverage beginning at 5.00am. It will be a private service, not open to the public, and televised from the Great Hall at the Australian War Memorial.
States with later time differences (WA, SA etc.) the coverage will be delayed to their time.
The President of the RSL has asked all RSL’s throughout Australia not to commence their private ANZAC Day services, or drive-way individual services until 6.00am AEST to allow the public to watch the War Memorial Service at 5.30am AEST. There will be no public memorial services.
Strong support is evident for driveway observance of ANZAC Day with Australians asked to stand on their driveways or balconies at 6.00am to observe a two-minute silence in remembrance.
Wreaths will be laid at Gallipoli and in France.
At 11.30am (AEST) on ANZAC Day, all radio stations will stop for a 2 minute silence to remember our departed. This will equate to 4.30am Turkey time, the time of the Gallipoli landings.