Anzac Day Perth dawn service is the 4am awakening of a commemorative day where tens of thousands of Perth people gather around the State War Memorial in Perth's Kings Park. The cenotaph is the centre stage for these proceedings honouring those that gave their lives in service to our nation. It is a truly reflective and moving tribute. Lest we Forget.
Note: Sometimes the morning can be cold up on Kings Park so rugs are a must!
Afterwards family and friends with a small stroll can find a Perth venue serving coffee and breakfast for an opportunity to talk items of ANZAC family interest. And then it will be time to gather again for the Anzac March that begins around mid morning through Perth.
After this celebration it might be time for bite of lunch and Perth venues will be catering for the large crowds. Perth people can then indulge in watching some of the aussie sports like horse racing or AFL or more quieter time around the Swan river and Perth parks.
ANZAC Day Perth events and ideas
Here is our guide for events and ideas in Perth on ANZAC Day.
Anzac Day on Rottnest Island
There is lots to do this Anzac Day on Rottnest Island. Stay overnight or catch and early ferry to take part in the dawn service, follow that with a traditional Gunfire Breakfast then take in some history with an Oliver Hill Gun and Tunnels tour.
Dawn Service | Gunfire Breakfast | Activities
Big Days of Winter commence in Perth
Once the sun has set on the Anzac Day holiday, eyes turn to Perth's next Big Days celebration. And with the start of June comes Winter and in Perth than means the WA Day celebration. This public holiday in Western Australia is held on the first weekend in June. Make sure you see all the ideas for WA Day Weekend in Perth.