Anzac Day 2017


ANZAC DAY 2017 DAWN SERVICE – Georgetown, Penang – 25 April 2017 at 0600 Hrs

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and on Tuesday 25 April 2017, the ADF and HQIADS will host the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the WW1 Memorial Cenotaph on the Esplanade in Georgetown, Penang.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli, and alongside other British Commonwealth and French troops, began an ultimately futile seven month campaign against Ottoman forces. The sacrifices of the Gallipoli campaign forged an enduring bond between the people of Australia and New Zealand that remains to this day.

It has become customary each year, on the 25 April, for the people of both nations to commemorate their dead – in all wars and conflicts – and recognise the contribution made by all personnel who have or are serving in the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand.

The Dawn Service is open to all members of the public and those attending are requested to be assembled by 6.00 am for the service to commence at 6.30 am. Dress for the occasion will be lounge suit or smart casual for civilians (with medals if applicable) and ceremonial uniform, with medals, for military attendees.

ANZAC DAY 2017 DAWN SERVICE – Sandakan Memorial Park, Sabah, Malaysia – 25 April 2017 at 0510 Hrs

An official Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at the Sandakan Memorial Park on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, commencing at 5.30am. The Sandakan Memorial Park is located on the site of the Second World War Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp.

The official Anzac Day Dawn Service in Sandakan is conducted by the Australian Government and is made possible with the assistance of the local communities of Sandakan.

The commemorative service is open to the public. The details for the official service are:

Event: 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service

Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Time: 4.20 am: Site opens to the public

5.10 am: Latest public are asked to be seated by

5.30 am: Dawn Service commences

Venue: Sandakan Memorial Park, Sabah, Malaysia

Registration for the 2017 Sandakan Anzac Day Dawn Service is now available. To assist in the planning and delivery of the service, please complete the appropriate registration form and submit to Miss Jenna Lobb via email: Jenna Lobb or register by phone on (02) 6289 6009.For those who wish to lay a private wreath or floral tribute at the Anzac Day Dawn Service, there will be an opportunity to do so towards the end of the service. If you intend laying a private wreath or floral tribute, it is essential that you please complete the private wreath/floral tribute registration form and submit this to Miss Jenna Lobb via email: Jenna Lobb or register by phone on (02) 6289 6009.Important: There is no capacity to receive deliveries of wreaths or floral tributes at the Sandakan Memorial Park. Please ensure that if you intend to lay a wreath or floral tribute you organise it in advance and bring it with you to the Dawn Service.

ANZAC DAY 2017 DAWN SERVICE – TUGU NEGARA, KUALA LUMPUR – 25 April 2017 at 0600 Hrs

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and on Tuesday 25 April 2017, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will host the Anzac Day Dawn Service, at the Tugu Negara (National Monument), Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur. This year, it is the turn of the New Zealand High Commission.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli, and alongside other British Commonwealth and French troops, began an ultimately futile seven month campaign against Ottoman forces. The sacrifices of the Gallipoli campaign forged an enduring bond between the people of Australia and New Zealand that remains to this day.

It has become customary each year, on the 25 April, for the people of both nations to commemorate their dead – in all wars and conflicts – and recognise the contribution made by all personnel who have or are serving in the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand.The Dawn Service is open to all members of the public and those attending are requested to be assembled by 6.00 am for the service to commence at 6.30 am. Dress for the occasion will be lounge suit or smart casual for civilians (with medals if applicable) and ceremonial uniform, with medals, for military attendees. Guests are advised to apply mosquito repellent and carry a small torch.Following the service, His Excellency Dr John Subritzky, New Zealand High Commissioner, will host a traditional ‘gunfire’ breakfast at the New Zealand Residence, 15 Jalan Langgak Golf. Members of the public who wish to attend the breakfast are requested to advise the New Zealand High Commission at (603) 2078 2533 or email either Cathie.Muker@mfat.govt.nz or LiShen.Liew@mfat.govt.nz . Kindly RSVP by 17 April 2017.Transport: As in past years, the High Commission would be prepared to provide a bus from the AHC to the service and then return to the breakfast / AHC, if there is sufficient interest. A final decision on transport will be made closer to the event, however to determine numbers please advise Surendran Muniandy ( surendran.muniandy@dfat.gov.au ) by COB Thursday 20 Apr 17.