Anzac Day 2016: guide


Next Monday networks will feature Anzac Day Dawn Services, marches, services in Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux services and afternoon sport.

Please check local guides.


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**
3pm Anzac Day Service Melbourne
3:30pm Why Anzac with Sam Neill
5.00pm Australia’s Great War Horse

6:55pm Governor-General’s Anzac Day Address
*Except 12.00pm – 1.00pm in WA
**Except 1pm – 2.30pm in WA


4:50am Seven News Special: Currumbin Dawn Service, Qld.
6:15am Sunrise
10am The Morning Show
11:30am Seven Morning News
12pm Movie: Northanger Abbey
2pm AFL pre game (Mel) / (7mate: Syd / Bris)
3pm AFL Collingwood v Essendon (Mel) / (7mate: Syd / Bris)


Nine’s Anzac Day coverage will commence with a special broadcast of Today from 5.30am on Monday, April 25.

Host Karl Stefanovic will be joined by Sylvia Jeffreys live from the RSL Anzac Village at Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches, with regular crosses to Christine Ahern who will be covering the dawn service from Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

The broadcast will also feature full coverage of the dawn service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

At 12.30pm, Peter Overton will present ANZAC Day: A Nine News Special featuring live coverage of the dawn services in Gallipoli, Turkey and Villers-Brettoneux in France.

Nine News reporter Seb Costello will be on the ground at Gallipoli, while Amelia Ballinger will be live from Villers-Brettoneux and Ben Hennessy will report from London.

A comprehensive wrap of all Anzac Day commemorations will also be presented in Nine News bulletins at 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.00pm and 6.00pm.

This year we will pause to remember three of Australia’s greatest heroic moments in war:

The 100th anniversary of the nation’s most deadly battle at Pozieres on the Western Front in the First World War.

The Siege of Tobruk in World War II, where our diggers were branded “the rats” – not an insult, but a compliment because they were admired for their incredible ability to survive.

The Battle of Long Tan, where 108 Australian troops were caught under fire by an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 during the Vietnam War.

4:30am Nine News: ANZAC Dawn Service live from the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney.
5:30am Today
9am Today Extra
11:30am Nine Morning News
12:30pm Nine News: Gallipoli Dawn Service
1:40pm Nine News: Villers Bretonneux Dawn Service
2:35pm Nine News Now
3:30pm Anzac Day NRL: St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters (Syd / Bris) (GEM: Mel / Ade / Per)

SKY News

The Live coverage commences from 4:00am with the Auckland Dawn Service, followed by the Sydney Dawn Service at 4:30am then the Canberra Dawn Service at 5:30am from the Australian War Memorial.

Throughout the morning join SKY News anchors Kieran Gilbert and Brooke Corte as they present First Edition. The program will feature Live crosses throughout the morning to SKY News reporters around Australia as they cover local ANZAC Day marches.

From 10:30am Live coverage continues with the National ANZAC Day Ceremony in Canberra, including the official march, commemorative address and wreath laying ceremony.

At 12:30pm we take you to ANZAC Cove for the Gallipoli Dawn Service, followed by the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service in France at 1:30pm.

Throughout the day SKY News anchors Helen Dalley and Peter van Onselen will present Live coverage from ANZAC ceremonies across the country as they continue to cross to SKY News national reporters.

At 3:30pm a SKY News special report: The Secret War of the Z Men: the untold story of WWII heroes.

From 4:00pm, an ANZAC Day edition of PM Agenda with Political Editor David Speers Live from Canberra, followed by The Latest with Laura Jayes at 6:00pm.

At 7:00pm the highly anticipated premiere of The Bolt Report with Australia’s leading political columnist and commentator Andrew Bolt, followed by Viewpoint with Chris Kenny at 8:00pm and then Paul Murray Live at 9:00pm.

Australia’s Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC, Ch 648) will feature encore presentations of ANZAC Day ceremonies throughout the day.

SKY News will also feature extensive ANZAC Day coverage online from Gallipoli and around the nation at

For Australians and New Zealanders overseas, complete coverage of ANZAC Day can be seen on the Australia Channel

3am Auckland Dawn
4:30am Sydney Dawn
5:30am Canberra Dawn
6am First Edition
10am News Now
10:30am National Service
12pm PVO NewsDay
12:30pm Gallipoli Dawn
1:30pm Villers-Bretonneux Dawn


5:30pm Anzacs: Remembering Our Heroes (also 6pm, 6:15pm, 7pm, 11:30pm, 11:45pm)


7:30am Charles Bean’s Great War
8:30am Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty

10:30am The Anzac Spirit
11am Beyond Kokoda
1pm The Memorial: Beyond the Anzac Legend
2pm The Battle of Long Tan
4pm Combat Trains. The Death Railway
5pm Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty
6pm Anzac Battlefields: The Western Front
6:30pm Gallipoli: Last Anzacs Tell All
7:30pm Australia: The Story of Us
8:30pm The Crater
9:30pm Changed Forever: The Making of Australia

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