Anzac Day – 25 April 2020
Anzac Day is an important commemoration where we demonstrate our respect and admiration for Anzacs past and present. But the way we commemorate Anzac Day this year will need to change.
The National Cabinet has agreed that Anzac Day ceremonies and events in 2020 should be cancelled due to the high proportion of older Australians who attend such events and the increased risk posed to such individuals. A small streamed/filmed ceremony involving officials at a state level may be acceptable. There should be no marches.
All Australian-led international Anzac Day Services will be cancelled for 2020 given international travel restrictions and restrictions on public gatherings.
The Australian War Memorial will aim to conduct a national televised Dawn Service with no general public attendance.
State and Territory Governments and the RSLs will work together on local community arrangements to commemorate Anzac Day.