Australian High Commission
United Kingdom

ANZAC Day 2020

ANZAC Day | Saturday, 25 April 2020


ANZAC Day Services in London

The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions arrange three ANZAC Day services in London. Members of the public are welcome to lay a wreath, should they wish to do so, at the conclusion of both the Dawn Service and the Cenotaph Ceremony. Wreaths are available for a donation to the Royal British Legion, Poppy Appeal by calling +44 (0)1622 717172.


5.00 AM: Dawn Service (non-ticketed event)
Location: New Zealand War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, W1J 7JZ
The main service will take place at the New Zealand War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner. The service will be approximately 45 minutes in length and is open to the general public. We recommend arriving as early as possible, from 3.30 AM.
11.00 AM: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade
Location: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, SW1A 2ET
Following a march onto Whitehall, a requiem is read and at 11:00 AM, the High Commissioners for Australia and New Zealand will lay the first wreaths. Wreaths are then laid by representatives of the UK government, High Commissioners and Ambassadors, as well as representatives from various service and ex-service organisations.
The service will conclude at approximately 11:15 AM, allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey.
12.00 PM: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving
Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA
The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day commences at 12:00 noon. The service will last approximately one hour.
Ticket applications for ANZAC day services at The Cenotaph and Westminster Abbey are now open for a limited period.


ANZAC Day Services outside London City

The following services are not organised by the Australian High Commission. All questions should be directed to the venue.
Location Date Time Venue
Aberdeen Thursday, 23 April 2020 1900 St Machars Cathedral
Alrewas  Saturday, 25 April 2020 1200 National Memorial Arboretum
Arbroath Sunday, 26 April 2020 1130 Western Cemetery
Baverstock Sunday, 26 April 2020 1800 St Edith's Church
Brockenhurst Sunday, 26 April 2020 1445 St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park
Cambridge Saturday, 25 April 2020 1000 - TBC Cambridge City Cemetery Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8PE
Chevington Sunday, 26 April 2020 1400 Chevington Cemetery NE4 6EY
Chilworth Saturday, 25 April 2020 1600 St Martha on the Hill
Codford Saturday, 25 April 2020 0600 CWGC Church Lane, Codford St Mary, Wiltshire
Eltham (London) Sunday, 26 April 2020 1000 Holy Trinity Eltham
Harefield (London) Saturday, 25 April 2020 1500 St Marys Church, Harefield
Leighterton Sunday, 26 April 2020 1230 Parade Assembly at Village School
Manchester Thursday, 25 April 2019 TBC CWGC Memorial, The Southern Cemetery, Barlow Moor Road M21 7GL
Morecambe Saturday, 25 April 2020 TBC Torrisholme Cemetery, Westgate LA3 3LN
Oxford Monday, 27 April 2020 TBC Rhodes House, Oxford - followed by dinner
Peterborough Saturday, 25 April 2020 1430 Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough
Sutton Veny Friday, 24 April 2020 0930 St John's Church, Sutton Veny (and lunch at 1200 at LWC Mess)
Waddington Saturday, 25 April 2020 TBC Clock Memorial, Waddington village; followed by service and wreath laying in RAF Waddington
Warrington Sunday, 26 April 2020 1200 Warrington Cemetery
Weymouth Saturday, 25 April 2020 1100 Weymouth Seafront, across from Russell Hotel