ANZAC Day Melbourne Services & Marches 2023

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Are you looking for the best information about taking kids to experience ANZAC Day Melbourne, VIC services? Our article will give you all the details to ensure you mark this special day in a way that suits you.

With a plentiful range of ANZAC Day commemorations on offer throughout the city, Melbourne patrons are gifted with an overwhelming range of events to honour our first ANZACs, as well as the past and current Australian Defence Force service people.

Ranging from the official ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne at the Shrine Of Remembrance and the St. Kilda March to the various smaller services scattered throughout the city, here are the locations and times of Melbourne’s ANZAC Day services.

Our article will give you information about:

  • The Official ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Melbourne
  • The ANZAC Day Parade in Melbourne
  • The ANZAC Day Melbourne City Commemoration Service
  • The ANZAC Day Melbourne City Sunset Service
  • Suburban ANZAC Day ceremonies across Melbourne

ANZAC Day Melbourne City Dawn Service

The ANZAC Day commemorations of Melbourne begin with the Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance. The service begins at 5:30 am.

The Shrine Of Remembrance Dawn Service draws in thousands of visitors every year, standing in a minute of silence to honour the original ANZACs, as well as past and present service people. Due to the popularity of the event, it’s recommended to make your way to the shrine among the earlier hours of the morning if you’re hoping to secure a good spot. It’s recommended to arrive between 4 am and 5 am.

ANZAC Day Melbourne City March 2023

ANZAC Day Melbourne
Men Marching During ANZAC Day in Melbourne

Following the dawn service is the ANZAC Day Parade Melbourne, beginning on St Kilda Road and finishing at the Shrine Of Remembrance. The march begins at 9 am, featuring thousands of veterans and their descendants making their way from the Flinders Street and Swanston Street intersection, and finishing at the shrine. Wreaths are placed at the Shrine Of Remembrance throughout the march.

The ANZAC Day Commemorative Service is held directly after the march, making these commemorations ideal to couple together.

The Best Places To See The ANZAC Day Parade In Melbourne 2023

The ANZAC Day March in Melbourne stretches down St Kilda Street and to the Shrine of Remembrance, pulling in spectators all across the city. The parade can be viewed along the sidewalk of St Kilda Street, with perfect views of the marching veterans, family members, and current service-men/ women of the Australian Defence Force. Since the area can become busy very quickly, it may be wise to arrive among the earlier hours of the morning to secure a good spot.

Where you decide to set up will depend on what you’re eager to see. If you want to witness the start of the parade, aim to locate yourself towards the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Street on St Kilda Street. Otherwise, if you’re hoping to see the laying of the wreaths at the Shrine of Remembrance, it may be wise to secure a location towards the Kings Domain.

For those unable to find a good spot along St Kilda Street or can’t attend the march at all, ABC broadcast the parade on television on ANZAC Day. Alternatively, the march can be watched online until July.

ANZAC Day Road Closures In Melbourne 2023

The ANZAC Day Dawn Services and Marches in Melbourne City will cause a number of road closures throughout the day. Most of the roads will reopen by 4 pm. Those affected by any of these closures are recommended to consider the many public transport options still available.

Public transport will operate according to the public holiday schedule, with early morning transport options on offer for the Dawn Service. Although, the City Circle and Route 30 trams will be unavailable until 2 pm.

St Kilda Road will be closed to both traffic and trams between 12 am and 2 pm between Flinders and Park Streets. Roads surrounding the Shrine Of Remembrance will also be closed, including Linlithgow Avenue, Birdwood Avenue, Dallas Brooks Drive, and Government House Drive.

Before the ANZAC Day March, sections of Elizabeth Street, Collins Street, and Flinders Street will also be closed.

You can see a full list of road closures in Melbourne at this link.

ANZAC Day Melbourne City Commemorative Service 2023

After the ANZAC Day Parade is the commemorative service, taking place on the Shine of Remembrance Forecourt. The service features an address from the Governor of Victoria.

Families with younger children that may be unable to attend the dawn service can opt for the commemorative service instead. As the ANZAC Day Parade and commemorative service occur one after the other, these commemorative events can be an ideal substitute for the dawn service, offering children an appropriate insight into ANZAC Day.

ANZAC Day Melbourne Summary

  • ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne: 5:30 am at the Shrine of Remembrance
  • ANZAC Day March Melbourne: 9 am from St. Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance
  • ANZAC Day Commemorative Service Melbourne: After the Anzac Day Parade on the Shrine of Remembrance Forecourt

ANZAC Day Services & Marches in Melbourne Suburbs

ANZAC Day Altona 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Altona:

  • Time: 6 am
  • Address: The Cenotaph / Eternal Flame, Cnr Pier St and Civic Pde, Altona 3018

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Altona starts at 6am, at The Cenotaph / Eternal Flame, Cnr Pier St and Civic Pde, Altona 3018.

ANZAC Day March Altona:

  • Time: 5:40am
  • Address: RSL Altona, 31 Sargood St, Altona 3018

The ANZAC Day March in Altona starts at 5:40am, and leaves from : RSL Altona, 31 Sargood St, Altona 3018

ANZAC Day Berwick 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Berwick:

  • Time: 6 am
  • Address: Cranbourne West Community Hub, 4 Flicka Blvd, Cranbourne West

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Berwick starts at 6am, at Cranbourne West Community Hub, 4 Flicka Blvd, Cranbourne West.

ANZAC Day March Berwick:

  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Address: Berwick Cenotaph, High Street

The ANZAC Day March in Berwick starts at 10:30am, and leaves from Berwick Cenotaph, High Street.

ANZAC Day Main Service Berwick:

  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Address: Berwick Cenotaph, High Street

The ANZAC Day main service in Berwick starts at 11am, located in Berwick Cenotaph, High Street.

ANZAC Day Apollo Bay 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Apollo Bay:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: Apollo Bay War Memorial, Great Ocean Road & Nelson St Intersection, Apollo Bay 3233

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Apollo Bay starts at 6am, at Apollo Bay War Memorial, Great Ocean Road & Nelson St Intersection, Apollo Bay 3233.

ANZAC Day March Apollo Bay:

  • Time: 10:40am
  • Address: Traffic crossing near The Vault, 133 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233

The ANZAC Day March in Apollo Baystarts at 10:40am, and leaves from Traffic crossing near The Vault, 133 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233.

ANZAC Day Bacchus Marsh 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Bacchus Marsh:

  • Time: 5:30am
  • Address: Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Village Green, Bacchus Marsh 3340

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Bacchus Marsh starts at 5:30am, at Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Village Green, Bacchus Marsh 3340.

ANZAC Day March Bacchus Marsh:

  • Time: 10:30am
  • Address: Bacchus Marsh Hospital Car Park, 29-35 Grant St, Bacchus Marsh 3340

The ANZAC Day March in Bacchus Marsh starts at TIME, and leaves from Bacchus Marsh Hospital Car Park, 29-35 Grant St, Bacchus Marsh 3340.

ANZAC Day Bairnsdale 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Bairnsdale:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: The Cenotaph, Main Street Bairnsdale 3875

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Bairnsdale starts at 6am, at The Cenotaph, Main Street Bairnsdale 3875.

ANZAC Day March Bairnsdale:

  • Time: 10:55am
  • Address: Corner of Main St and Bailey Street, Bairnsdale 3875

The ANZAC Day March in Bairnsdale starts at TIME, and leaves from PLACE.

ANZAC Day Main Service Bairnsdale:

  • Time: 11:10am
  • Address: Bairnsdale Cenotaph, Main St, Bairnsdale 3875

The ANZAC Day main service in Bairnsdale starts at 11:10am, located in Bairnsdale Cenotaph, Main St, Bairnsdale 3875.

ANZAC Day Briagolong 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Briagolong:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: The Cenotaph, ANZAC Park, Avon Street Briagolong Vic 3860

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Briagolong starts at 6am, at The Cenotaph, ANZAC Park, Avon Street Briagolong Vic 3860.

ANZAC Day March Briagolong:

  • Time: 10:20am
  • Address: Briagolong RSL Log Cabin, Avon Street, Briagolong Vic 3860

The ANZAC Day March in Briagolong starts at 10:20am, and leaves from Briagolong RSL Log Cabin, Avon Street, Briagolong Vic 3860.

ANZAC Day Blackburn 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Blackburn:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: The Cenotaph, central road, Blackburn 3130

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Blackburn starts at 6am, at The Cenotaph, central road, Blackburn 3130.

ANZAC Day Broadford 2023

ANZAC Day March Broadford:

  • Time: 9:30am
  • Address: 57 High Street, Broadford

The ANZAC Day March in Broadford starts at 9:30am, and leaves from 57 High Street, Broadford.

ANZAC Day Cohuna 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Cohuna:

  • Time: 5:45am
  • Address: The Cenotaph: Market St, Cohuna 3568

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Cohuna starts at 5:45am, at The Cenotaph: Market St, Cohuna 3568.

ANZAC Day March Cohuna:

  • Time: 9:30am
  • Address: Cohuna Post Office, King Edward St, Cohuna 3568

The ANZAC Day March in Cohuna starts at 9:30am, and leaves from Cohuna Post Office, King Edward St, Cohuna 3568.

ANZAC Day Camberdown 2023

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Camberdown:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: Soldiers Memorial, Manifold Street, Camperdown 3260

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Camberdown starts at 6am, at Soldiers Memorial, Manifold Street, Camperdown 3260.

ANZAC Day March Camberdown:

  • Time: 10am
  • Address: Corner of Pike and Manifold Streets, Camperdown 3260 (Outside ANZ Bank)

The ANZAC Day March in Camberdown starts at 10am, and leaves from Corner of Pike and Manifold Streets, Camperdown 3260 (Outside ANZ Bank).

ANZAC Day Charlton 2023

ANZAC Day March Charlton:

  • Time: 9:05am
  • Address: The Cenotaph, High Street, Charlton 3525

The ANZAC Day March in Charlton starts at TIME, and leaves from PLACE.

ANZAC Day Wreath Laying Charlton:

  • Time: Prior to the march
  • Address: The Cenotaph, High Street, Charlton 3525

The ANZAC Day Wreath Laying service in Charlton starts just before the march, located at The Cenotaph, High Street, Charlton 3525.

ANZAC Day Camberwell 2023

Dawn Service Camberwell:

  • Time: 7am
  • Address: Memorial Lawn of the Camberwell RSL, 403 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Camberwell starts at 7am, at 403 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124.

ANZAC Day Caroline Springs 2023

Dawn Service Caroline Springs:

  • Time: 5:45 am
  • Address: Caroline Springs Memorial
  • Breakfast: Available from the Westwaters Hotel Complex for $5

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Caroline Springs starts at 5:45am, at Caroline Springs Memorial. Breakfast is available from the Westwaters Hotel Complex for $5.

ANZAC Day Cheltenham 2023

Dawn Service Cheltenham:

  • Time: 5:45 am
  • Address: Corner of Grange and Centre Dandenong Roads Car park.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Cheltenham is at 5:45am and is at Corner of Grange and Centre Dandenong Roads Car park.

ANZAC Day Clayton 2023

Dawn Service Clayton:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: The Cenotaph in the RSL Memorial & Remembrance Space near corner of Carinish Road and Kanooka Grove, Clayton 3168
  • Breakfast: A gunfire breakfast is available from the Clayton RSL sub-branch following the dawn service.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Clayton is at 6am and is located at The Cenotaph in the RSL Memorial & Remembrance Space near corner of Carinish Road and Kanooka Grove, Clayton 3168. Breakfast is avaliable after the service.

ANZAC Day Dandenong 2023

Dawn Service Dandenong:

  • Time: 6:30 am
  • Address: Pillars Of Freedom, Clow Street, Dandenong

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Dandenong starts at 6:30am, and is at the Pillars Of Freedom, Clow Street, Dandenong.

ANZAC Day March Dandenong:

  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Address: Wallaby Avenue, Sassafras 3787

The ANZAC Day March in Dandenong starts at 10:30am, and leaves from Wallaby Avenue, Sassafras 3787.

ANZAC Day Darebin 2023

Dawn Service Darebin:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: The Cenotaph, All Nations Park, Separation St, Northcote 3070

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Darebin starts at 6am, and is at The Cenotaph, All Nations Park, Separation St, Northcote 3070.

ANZAC Day March Darebin:

  • Time: Sunday 16th April 10:30am
  • Address: Cnr Murray Road and High Street, Preston 3072

The ANZAC Day March in Darebin starts at 10:30am, and leaves from Cnr Murray Road and High Street, Preston 3072.

ANZAC Day Dromana 2023

Dawn Service Dromana:

  • Time: 6:15 am
  • Address: Memorial Wall, Peninsula Club, Gibson Street, Dromana

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Dromana starts at 6:15am, and is at the Memorial Wall, Peninsula Club, Gibson Street, Dromana.

ANZAC Day March Dromana:

  • Time: 9:15 am
  • Address: The corner of O’Donoghue Street and Nepean Road, Dromana

The ANZAC Day March in Dromana starts at 10:30am, and leaves from The corner of O’Donoghue Street and Nepean Road, Dromana.

ANZAC Day Greensborough 2023

Dawn Service Greensborough:

  • Time: 6 am
  • Address: Greensborough War Memorial Park. Henry St, Greensborough VIC 3088

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Greensborough starts at 6am, and is at the Greensborough War Memorial Park. Henry St, Greensborough VIC 3088.

ANZAC Day March Greensborough:

  • Time: 8:45 am
  • Address: Opposite the Greensborough RSL Sub Branch, 111 Main St, Greensborough VIC 3088

The ANZAC Day March in Greensborough starts at 10:30am, and leaves fOpposite the Greensborough RSL Sub Branch, 111 Main St, Greensborough VIC 3088.

ANZAC Day Main Service Greensborough:

  • Time: 9:10 am
  • Address: Greensborough War Memorial Park, Henry St, Greensborough VIC 3088

The ANZAC Day Main Service in Greensborough is at 9:10am at Greensborough War Memorial Park, Henry St, Greensborough VIC 3088.

ANZAC Day Mentone 2023

Dawn Service Mentone:

  • Time: 6am
  • Address: Mentone RSL Memorial Park – 9 Palermo Street, Mentone 3194

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Mentone starts at 6am, and is at the Mentone RSL Memorial Park – 9 Palermo Street, Mentone 3194.

ANZAC Day March Mentone:

  • Time: 8:50 am
  • Address: WW1 Memorial Park next to council building, Cnr Mentone Pde and Brindisi street, Mentone 3194

The ANZAC Day March in Mentone starts at 8:50am, and leaves from Cnr Mentone Pde and Brindisi street, Mentone 3194.

ANZAC Day Main Service Mentone:

  • Time: 9am

The main ANZAC Day Service in Mentone is at 9am.

ANZAC Day Mount Evelyn 2023

Mount Evelyn RSL is holding two Dawn Services. Details for both services are included below:

Dawn Service Mount Evelyn:

  • Time: 5:45
  • Address 1: Mt Evelyn War Memorial Gardens, Cnr Birmingham Rd & Wray Cres, Mt Evelyn 3796
  • Address 2: Seville War Memorial, Seville Water Play Park, Warburton Hwy, Seville 3139

ANZAC Day Oakleigh 2023

Dawn Service Oakleigh:

  • Time: 6 am
  • Address: The Cenotaph, Cnr Drummond St and Atherton Rd Oakleigh 3166

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Oakleigh starts at 6am, and is at The Cenotaph, Cnr Drummond St and Atherton Rd Oakleigh 3166.

ANZAC Day Rosebud 2023

Dawn Service Rosebud:

  • Time: 6 am
  • Address: Rosebud RSL, 113 – 117 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 3939

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Rosebud starts at 6am, and is at the Rosebud RSL, 113 – 117 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 3939.

ANZAC Day March Rosebud:

  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Address: Corner of Ninth Avenue and Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939

The ANZAC Day March in Rosebud starts at 9:30am, and leaves from Corner of Ninth Avenue and Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939.

ANZAC Day Surrey Hills 2023

Dawn Service Surrey Hills:

  • Time: 6 am
  • Address: The Shrine Surrey Garden 88-90 Union Rd, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Surrey Hills starts at 6am, and is at tThe Shrine Surrey Garden 88-90 Union Rd, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127.

ANZAC Day Whittlesea 2023

Dawn Service Whittlesea:

  • Time: 5:45am
  • Address: Arch Memorial, Forest/Walnut Streets, Whittlesea, 3757

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Darebin starts at 5:45am, and is at the Arch Memorial, Forest/Walnut Streets, Whittlesea, 3757

ANZAC Day March Whittlesea:

  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Address: Intersection of Church and Fir Street, Whittlesea, 3757

The ANZAC Day March in Whittlesea starts at 2:30pm, and leaves from Intersection of Church and Fir Street, Whittlesea, 3757.

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