Returned and Services League Tasmania

Hobart ANZAC Day Commemorations

ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25th April 2017

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
Monday 24th April 2017
1 Scout Service and Vigil 1900 0530 Cenotaph
Tuesday 25th April 2017
2 Dawn Service* 0600 0630 Cenotaph
3 Gun Fire Breakfast* 0700 1000 Hobart Workers Club
4 Hobart City Council Morning Tea (by invitation) 1000 1055 Town Hall
5 RSL school banner pick-up 1010 1040 Victoria Street
6 Main Parade forms up 1030 1059 Macquarie & Victoria St
7 St David’s Church Bells 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.

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.

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.

Information about the parade route will be available soon.

Assembly areas and information on the Order of March will be published in The Mercury on Saturday the 22nd of April 2017.

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.

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 Wednesday the 12th of April 2017.

Main Commemorative Service

The main commemorative service, including the official wreath-laying ceremony, commences Tuesday the 25th of April 2017 at 11:45 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.

Cenotaph Layout

An information sheet showing the layout at the Hobart Cenotaph will be available soon.

Order of March

The order of march for the Hobart Parade will be available for download soon.

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 11:00 am in St David’s Cathedral on the corner of Macquarie and Murray Streets. The decision to implement the wet weather plan will be made on the morning of the 25th of April and advertised via local media.

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 11:00 am. The local broadcast will finish at 12:30 pm.

For More Information Contact


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

206 New Town Rd

Telephone: 03 6242 8900
Facsimile: 03 6242 8911