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Anzac Day - Monday 25 April

On Anzac Day the ABC will have comprehensive broadcast coverage of all the commemorations, from local marches in towns and cities across Australia to the battlefields of Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux.

From 4.28am on ABC (local time) and 4.28am AEST on ABC News 24, join ABC News Breakfast hosts Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland and ABC reporters at dawn services across Australia as the nation wakes up to the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

The early morning live simulcast of the Anzac Day events includes the Anzac Dawn service in Sydney, followed by the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

On ABC, Anzac Day marches in each capital city will be broadcast in every state and territory, while on ABC News 24 viewers can watch the Anzac Day National Ceremony from the Australian War Memorial.

Following the local marches, the TV simulcast will continue with coverage of the dawn service from Anzac Cove in Gallipoli at 12.30pm on ABC (local)* and 12.30pm AEST on ABC News 24, and the dawn service from Villers-Bretonneux from 1.30pm on ABC (local)** and 1.30pm AEST on ABC News 24.

*Except 12pm in WA
**Except 1pm in WA

On ABC, the local Anzac Day marches are at:

NSW    9.00am – 12.30pm
ACT     10.30am – 12.30pm (National Ceremony)
VIC       9.00am – 12.30pm
TAS     10.57am – 12.30pm
QLD     9.30am – 12.30pm
SA        9.00am – 12.30pm
NT       10.45am – 12.30pm
WA       9.00am – 12.00pm

ABC and ABC News 24 coverage highlights (ABC, local time / ABC News 24, AEST):

4.28am – 5.30am ABC News Breakfast, includes Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney
5.30am – 6.00am Anzac Day National Dawn Service from Canberra
6.00am – 9.00am ABC News Breakfast continues with coverage of Dawn Services and Anzac events around the country
10.50am – 12.00pm News 24 will broadcast the Australian War Memorial National Ceremony
12.00pm – 12.30pm Anzac Day half hour news special program (News 24 only)
12.30pm – 1.30pm Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service, Turkey*
1.30pm – 3.00pm Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service, France**
*Except 12.00pm – 1.00pm in WA
**Except 1pm – 2.30pm in WA

ABC Radio National

RN will broadcast the National Dawn Service live from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra from 5.28-6.05am AEST.

ABC Local Radio

ABC Local Radio coverage will include field reports from local dawn services; the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra; plus outside broadcasts and coverage of local marches. Check your ABC Local Radio website for more details of what’s happening in your city.

Also, visit our ABC pop up digital radio station featuring stories, music and more - on air from Wednesday April 20 through to midnight on Anzac Day, Monday April 25. Available on the ABC Radio app and at:

ABC News Digital

ABC News Digital will provide minute-by-minute updates of the Anzac commemorations in Australia, Turkey and France throughout the day via our live blog at:

Join the conversation at: #AnzacABC