ANZAC Day 2024: guide

Your guide to network remembrance programming for Thursday April 25.


The ABC live coverage of Anzac Day marches in each state and other services at home and abroad have become fundamental to the commemoration of ANZAC Day for Australians.

The ABC’s coverage will coordinate the key commemorative events in Australia, Gallipoli in Turkiye, and Villers-Bretonneux in France. These will be broadcast on ABC TV, ABC News channel, and live streaming on ABC iview throughout the day.

From 4.20am AEST, ABC will broadcast the Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney, followed by the Anzac Day Dawn Service live from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at 5.30am AEST. This will be followed from 9am AEST with live local coverages of marches in all state and territory capital cities.

At 12.30pm AEST, the Gallipoli Dawn Service will commence from the ANZAC Commemorative site located by the water at Anzac Cove in Turkiye. The cove is on the Gallipoli Peninsula and following the landing became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops during the 8-month campaign.

The Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service will be broadcast live at 1.30pm AEST from the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux.

ABC News channel will have live coverage all day, with the major national services in full and crossing to marches in all state capitals. Plus, we’ll hear from ABC News reporters in regional areas and overseas to see how Australians are marking the day.

On ABC Radio and the ABC listen app there will be live coverage of local dawn services and marches, and Radio National will broadcast the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Canberra from 5.30am.

As is customary, the ANZAC Day Address by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) will be broadcast nationally immediately before the ABC evening news bulletins at 7pm.

Anzac Dawn Service From Sydney 2024
The ABC’s all day coverage of Anzac Day commemorations begins with Sydney’s Dawn Service from the Cenotaph in Martin Place.

5:30am Anzac Dawn Service From Canberra 2024
As Dawn breaks across Australia on Anzac Day, the ABC takes you to Canberra for the National Anzac Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial.

6am ABC Adelaide
Anzac Dawn Service From Adelaide 2024
The Adelaide Dawn Service from the War Memorial North Terrace Adelaide.

9am ABC News
ABC News On Anzac Day
All day coverage of Anzac Day commemorations crossing to marches in state capitals and major services. Dan Bourchier speaks with reporters and guests in cities, towns and regions to see how Australians are marking the day.

9am ABC Sydney
Anzac Day March Sydney 2024
Live coverage of the 2024 Anzac Day Sydney March through the streets of Sydney, hosted by Karla Ranby, Commemorating 110 years since the beginning of World War One and the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

9am ABC Melbourne
Anzac Day March Melbourne 2024
Nate Byrne hosts the Melbourne Anzac Day March from the iconic Shrine of Remembrance, joined by specialist commentators from Navy, Army and Airforce, plus interviews with Diggers, Dignitaries and Families.

9am ABC Adelaide
Anzac Day March Adelaide 2024
Neil Cross, Emma Rebellato and Bill Denny present Adelaide’s Anzac Day March from King William Road, followed by a Memorial Service from the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens.

9am ABC Perth
Anzac Day March Perth 2024
Perth’s traditional Anzac Day on St George’s Terrace hosted by Clint Wheeldon, with Steve Danaher and Paul Salpietro.

9am ABC Darwin
Anzac Day March Darwin 2024
Join host Amy Culpitt for the Darwin Anzac Day March which will see hundreds of current and former Defence Personnel march through the city from Knuckey Street to Cavenagh Street.

10am ABC Brisbane
Anzac Day March Brisbane 2024
Craig Zonca hosts the Brisbane Anzac Day March, with commentary by Commander Peter Tedman. Current serving personnel and Veteran Associations will march down Adelaide Street to salute The Governor outside Brisbane City Hall.

11am ABC Hobart
Anzac Day March Hobart 2024
Guy Stayner and Phil Pyke host Tasmania’s Anzac Day Commemorations, featuring Hobart’s Macquarie Street Parade and Cenotaph Service, along with coverage of the Dawn Service, and interviews and stories from around the State.

12pm ABC News
ABC News On Anzac Day
Continuing coverage of Anzac Day commemorations crossing to major services across Australia and the world. We hear from reporters to see how Australians are marking the day. Plus the day’s news presented by Ruby Cornish.

12:30pm ABC News
Anzac Day: Gallipoli Dawn Service 2024
The Gallipoli Dawn Service from Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkiye. 2024 marks the 109th anniversary of the action by Australian, New Zealand and other Commonwealth troops in 1915.

1:30pm Anzac Day: Villers-bretonneux Dawn Service 2024
One of the key commemorative events on Anzac Day. From the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France – the 2024 Service honours the service and sacrifice by Australians on the Western Front in WWI.

3pm ABC
The Many Days Of Anzac
The ABC dives into its archives of its Anzac Day coverage to reveal the story of how Australians created Anzac traditions and rituals by which we remember those who fought.

6:55pm ABC / ABC News
Governor-general’s Anzac Day Message 2024
The Anzac Day Message by the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

9:20PM ABC
They Shall Not Grow Old
Between 1914 and 1918, a global conflict changed the course of history. The people who experienced it did not live in a silent, black and white world. Travel back in time to experience history with those who were actually there.


Thursday April 25
4:50am Anzac Day Dawn Service
Live coverage of the Anzac Day dawn service.


Thursday April 25
4:28am Anzac Day Dawn Service
Join 9News for the Sydney ANZAC Day Dawn Service live from Cenotaph in Martin Place.

4:28am Nine Queensland Anzac Day Dawn Service
Join 9News for the Sydney ANZAC Day Dawn Service live from the Shrine of Remembrance in ANZAC Square, Brisbane

5:25am Anzac Day Dawn Service
Join 9News for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service live from Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

12:25pm Gallipoli Dawn Service
Join 9News for live coverage of the Gallipoli dawn service.

1:35pm Villers Bretonneux Dawn Service
Join 9News as we remember the fallen from the 1918 Battle to recapture the French town of Villers-Bretonneux.


3pm The Rover of Tobruk
The Rover of Tobruk is a compelling documentary that examines the amazing life story of WW2 Medal of Honour recipient and two-times Megary Medalist and Port Adelaide Football Club immortal, Bob Quinn.

4:10pm Etoa: A Kokoda Track Story
The legacy of the Kokoda campaign contributes an enormous amount to the DNA of current day Australia. As thousands make the pilgrimage each year to retrace the steps of those who came before, they are reminded of a chapter in time where the bravery and sacrifice of a select few, enabled the prosperity and future of so many others. 75 years after the horrors of the Pacific War, archaeologists and historians from Australia, Japan and Papua New Guinea come together at a lesser-known site of the Kokoda campaign, the lost battlefield of Etoa. In the spirit of reconciliation and repatriation, these passionate individuals from once warring nations set out to find the remains of soldiers whose lives were lost in order to lay their souls to rest.

7:30pm Anzac.lemnos.1915.
Many Australians know of Gallipoli. Few know of Lemnos. For the first time, this unique documentary explores a little-known setting during Australia’s first war. Directed by Pria Viswalingam.

All times are AEST (check local guides)

3 Responses

  1. Interesting that Seven’s press release doesn’t mention the Gallipoli and Villers Bretonneux dawn services, possibly because they’re not airing them nationally. They’re both in the TV guide on Seven in Sydney but not in the AFL states due to AFL coverage. It’s a pity they can’t at least put them on 7two in those states.

    Sky News usually also covers the Martin Place and Canberra dawn services plus various marches around the country and the overseas dawn services, but the EPG is currently filled with the usual weekday programs so who knows what their plans might be this year.

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