Anzac Day is a time for the community to come together and pay tribute to the first Anzacs and all the brave servicemen and women who have followed in the footsteps.
This year Sydney's traditional Anzac Day March through the CBD will run down Elizabeth Street, leading those who take part directly to the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.
The March will commence at 9am at Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. Participants will march south along Elizabeth Street. They will observe the Act of Remembrance on the command “eyes left” as marchers pass the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, then wheel left into Liverpool Street for dispersal. This route will allow the March to continue as a solemn March of Remembrance while also allowing for the growing crowds.
Accessible viewing areas
Accessible viewing areas will be available from 9:00am to 12:00pm located at the corner of Elizabeth Street and St James Road, on the eastern side of Elizabeth Street; and in front of the Sheraton on the Park Hotel on the western side of Elizabeth Street.
If you wish to register for any of the accessible viewing areas or require any further access details please contact , Yasmin Favretti Event Access and Inclusion, Department of Premier and Cabinet on 9228 3806, 0438 296 655 or email Yasmin.Favretti@dpc.nsw.gov.au
Large crowds are expected, please use public transport
More than 20,000 March participants and thousands of observers are expected, road closures and clearways will also be in place, so it's best to leave the car at home and catch public transport.
There will be additional train and bus services and participants and observers are reminded that the best access to Hyde Park is via St James, Town Hall and Museum stations.
Travel on public transport to and from Anzac Day events is free for current and ex-Australian Defence Force personnel in uniform, wearing their medals or have proof of military service. Veterans’ families, carers, widows and widowers also travel free. Those travelling via bus should be prepared that there will be some diversions due to road closures and temporary stops may be used while roads are closed.
Transport and trafficchanges for Anzac Day on Monday 25 April include:
- Extra early-morning trains and buses will be running for the Dawn Service.
- Sydney CBD roads will be closing from 2am.
- More Sydney CBD roads will be closed between 3am and 4pm.
- Temporary bus terminals and diversions will be in place between 3am and 4pm due to the road closures.
- Sydney Buses services that normally travel on Elizabeth Street will divert via Wentworth Avenue, College Street and Macquarie Street.
- Services will start and end on Macquarie Street near Martin Place.