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ANZAC March and Commemoration Service 2024

ANZAC March and Commemoration Service 2024
Anzac March 2024

Event Details

Date
25 April 2024
Times
7:30 am to 10:00 am
Location
Civic Amphitheatre, 2 Civic Gardens, Cannington WA 6107
Cost
Free

The City is proud to host a Memorial Service in partnership with the Canning Districts Sub Branch of the Returned and Services League.

We encourage all to come and show support for the marchers and then join us at the service straight after with light refreshments provided by the Canning City Lions Club and the Sikh Association of WA. This event is free and will be AUSLAN interpreted.

ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

On every 25th day of April for the past 100 years, “ANZAC Day” has been observed in Australia and New Zealand, becoming an honoured and sacred institution along the way. The actions of the Australian and New Zealand forces with great support from the British, Indian, Irish, French and Canadian forces, left a powerful legacy. What became known as the “Anzac legend” became an important part of the Australian and New Zealand national identity.

We hope to see you there.

Important information – Please read carefully

⚠️ Road Closures and Restrictions Starting from 7am

To allow the march to pass through safely there will be road closures in place from 7am. We ask all residents and event attendees kindly to avoid leaving parked cars on the roads affected by the march route because this can cause disruption for the marchers, some of whom are carrying large instruments and require ample space around them to stay in formation.

The following road closures will be in place:

⛔ Kent Street
⛔ Fleming Avenue (between Kent Street and George Street West)
⛔ A section of George Street West
⛔ A section of Gledhill Way
⛔ A section of Queens Park Road

Please note – the Canning Districts Sub Branch of the RSL will also be holding a service at 6am before the City of Canning's Service. This service will be held at the Canning Districts RSL Sub Branch, 
162 Wharf Street, Cannington, WA 6107.

⚠️ March Route – Starting at 7.30am

This year at 7.30 am the March will commence from Kent Street (near Gledhill Way) and follow the road up to Fleming Avenue round to George Street West – finishing in the Civic Amphitheatre. The Service will then commence at 8am.

Groups and individuals who are planning to participate in the March will need to arrive before 7.15am and meet with the Marshals to be placed in order. Below is a map of the route for those wishing to watch from the sides.

A map showing the March information. The black arrow shows the March route. Orange cars highlight where the parking areas are. The orange star shows the shuttle points. The black star shows the start and finishing points. The orange line shows the muster point. The road closure sign shows which roads will be closed.
A map showing the March information. The black arrow shows the March route. Orange cars highlight where the parking areas are. The orange star shows the shuttle points. The black star shows the start and finishing points. The orange line shows the muster point. The road closure sign shows which roads will be closed.

⚠️ Service – Starting at 8am

The service commencing at 8am, will run for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, and will feature the Canning City Brass Band, Rossmoyne Community Choir, Wairua Tipuna and Fremantle Pipes and Drums . It will also include a wreath laying ceremony. The Service will take place at the City's Civic Amphitheatre and Gardens.

⚠️ Event Parking

There will be parking available at the City’s Administration Building, Civic Amphitheatre and Gardens and off Carden Drive behind the police station supervised by Parking Marshalls. However, we are unable to offer parking at Kent Street Weir for anyone other than the marchers after 7am.

⚠️ Wreath Laying

If you would like to lay a wreath you must be added to the wreath laying list. Please email the City Major Events Team at events@canning.wa.gov.au so drop-off can be coordinated with you along with the ceremonial aspects of the laying.

Seating is provided predominantly for veterans and their families, however once the Marchers are seated other attendees may fill the gaps.

We would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


More information

What do I bring?

Just yourself, a reusable water bottle should you wish to fill up at our water station to stay hydrated and perhaps an umbrella in case of inclement weather.

What is provided?

🔴 Seating (predominantly for veterans and families)
🔴 Poppies
🔴 Free Drinking Water
🔴 Light Refreshments for everyone after the service
🔴 Programs

How do I get to Kent Street (March Starting Location)?

There will be free parking available at the City’s Administration Building, Civic Amphitheatre and off Carden Drive behind the police station supervised by Parking Marshalls. However, we are unable to offer parking at Kent Street Weir for anyone other than the marchers after 7am until the road opens again. A free shuttle bus will be running from the Civic Amphitheatre to the March starting point from 6.45am to 7.30am.

How do I get to the Civic Amphitheatre (Commemoration Service Location)?

The Civic Amphitheatre is located behind Council offices at the corner of George Street West and 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington.

Is the event accessible?

🔴 ACROD parking and accessible toilets are available.
🔴 The event will be Auslan interpreted.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted at this event with the exception of guide dogs.

Lost Property

Lost property will be collected and stored with the City Events Team. Any lost property not collected will be available at the City of Canning Civic Centre and you can ring us to see if we have your lost items.

Weather

In the event of bad weather, please check the City of Canning Facebook page, where we will update you with any changes or cancellations. You can also subscribe to any updates by selecting 'Going' or 'Interested' on the Facebook event.

First Aid

St John Ambulance will be onsite if you require medical attention.

Lost Property

Any lost property will be kept by the Major City Events Team for a period of one week following the event. Please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page if you do lose something at the event.

Any further questions or concerns?

Contact the Major City Events Team on 1300 422 664 or events@canning.wa.gov.au.

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