Returned and Services League Tasmania

Hobart ANZAC Day Commemorations

ANZAC Day, Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Please Note: Some information below may be subject to change and will be updated as soon as new information is available.

The ANZAC Day Commemorative Committee has prepared instructions and forms to assist organisations, marchers, public and schools with information and support. The program for Hobart ANZAC Day activities is shown in the following table:

Serial Event Start Finish Location
Tuesday, 24th April 2018
1 Scout Service and Vigil 1900 0530 Cenotaph
Wednesday, 25th April 2018
2 Dawn Service* 0600 0630 Cenotaph
3 Gun Fire Breakfast* 0700 1000 Hobart Workers Club
4 RSL school banner pick-up 0945 1000 Victoria Street
5 Hobart City Council Morning Tea (by invitation)** 1000 1055 Town Hall
6 Main Parade forms up 1030 1059 Macquarie & Victoria St
7 St David’s Church Bells (TBC) 1030 1055 St David’s Cathedral
8 Main Parade 1100 1140 Macquarie St
9 Main Commemorative Service (includes wreath laying) 1140 1229 Cenotaph

* Conducted by the Greater Hobart RSL Sub Branch Inc.

** Invitation only function.

Hobart Dawn Service

The Hobart Dawn Service commences at 6.00 am at the Hobart War Memorial (Cenotaph) on the Queens Domain. The Greater Hobart RSL Sub-Branch organises the Dawn Service.  There is no wreath-laying at the Dawn Service.  Further information may be obtained by calling Kieran Lennard of the Greater Hobart Sub Branch on 03 6231 4049, or by email at hobartrsl@bigpond.com.

ANZAC Day Parade

Assembly for the Hobart ANZAC Day parade starts at 10:30am in Macquarie Street, and the Parade commences at 11:00am at the Town Hall, and proceeds to the Cenotaph on the Queen’s Domain.

A map of the parade route is available here.

Assembly areas and information on the Order of March will be published in The Mercury on Saturday the 21st of April 2018.

Volunteer RegistrationGroup Registration, Request for Veteran’s Transport, and Historical or Special Interest Vehicle Registration Forms are also available from this site by clicking on the highlighted links. Copies may also be collected from ANZAC House, 206 New Town Road, New Town.  All forms are due by Saturday the 31st of March 2018.  Veterans who have requested transport during the Parade (via the Request for Veteran’s Transport form) must report to the Parade Marshall (Corner of Collins and Victoria Streets) by not later than 10:30am.

School Banners

The Greater Hobart RSL Sub Branch has 50 banners designed to be carried by school students. Schools who would like to carry a banner in the parade should fill in this form and submit it to the Greater Hobart RSL Sub Branch by Saturday the 31st of March 2018.

Main Commemorative Service

The main commemorative service, including the official wreath-laying ceremony, commences Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at 11:40 am at the Hobart Cenotaph on the Queen’s Domain.

Requests to participate in the official wreath-laying ceremony are to be submitted on the ANZAC Parade Registration Form by Saturday, 31 March 2018.

Cenotaph Layout

The layout at the Hobart Cenotaph is available here.

Order of March

The Order of March for the Hobart Parade is available here.

Order of Service

The Order of Service for the Hobart Parade is available here.

Wet Weather

In the event of severe inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled and an abbreviated wreath-laying and Commemorative Service will commence at 11:30 am at the City Hall. The decision to implement the wet weather plan will be made on the morning of the 25th of April and advertised via local media by 09:00am.

ANZAC Day Protocols and Information Sheets

Information is available here regarding dress etiquette for ANZAC Day, wreath laying protocols, and guidance for Parade participants.

ABC Telecast

The ABC will broadcast a live telecast of the Hobart ANZAC Day parade and Main Commemorative Service from 10:57 am. The local broadcast will finish at 12:30 pm (TBC).

The Mercury

The Mercury will publish a list of Southern Tasmanian ANZAC Services and a Parade Order of March on Monday the 23rd of April 2018.

For More Information Contact

Email: hobartANZACday@hotmail.com.au

Post: Hobart ANZAC Day Commemorative Committee, ANZAC House, PO Box 147, New Town, Tas, 7008

Hand: Hobart ANZAC Day Commemorative Committee, ANZAC House, 206 New Town Road, New Town, Tas, 7008

Telephone: (03) 6242 8900

Contact Details:

RSL Tasmania

ANZAC House
206 New Town Rd
NEW TOWN TASMANIA 7008

Telephone: 03 6242 8900
Facsimile: 03 6242 8911

Email: admin@rsltas.org.au

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