Covers the flag protocol (lowering the flag to half
mast), catafalque party (guard of four service personnel used in a formal
ceremony), hymn, prayer/reading/poem, commemorative address, wreath/poppy
laying, the Ode, the Last Post, Minute's Silence, the Rouse, the National
Anthem. (This one-page document is illustrated at the right.)
Conduct an event
(anzacportal.dva.gov.au) Provides a general outline for a commemorative event such
as an Anzac Day or Remembrance Day ceremony. However, more detailed
information is provided in the pdf document 'Organising a commemorative
ceremony' listed as the next item, below.
This document is more detailed than the one above, and it
outlines a general commemorative ceremony that can be adapted for either
Anzac Day or Remembrance Day. It begins by presenting a ceremony outline,
including the approximate time each stage can be expected to take. Then it
provides more information about each stage.
The following links take you
directly to the sections of a saved copy of this pdf document (but if you
intend to browse through a number of them, it will be quicker to use the
above version from anzacportal.dva.gov.au). (However, if you are using
a Chrome browser, these links to the sections might not work.)
(rslwa.org.au) From the
Western Australia Branch of the Returned and Services League of
Australia. Their Spirit: Our History [pdf]
(awm.gov.au) See pages 32-40 on commemorating Anzac Day and
planning an Anzac Day ceremony.
Conduct a Remembrance Service
[docx file] (archived from poppyappeal.com) Do you
want a simple Anzac commemorative service outline for a home or office situation?
Download this simple list of steps to follow.
COMMERCIAL PRODUCT Anzac Day Kit (facebook.com/dogmaticmusic) A kit to support schools presenting Anzac Day and
Remembrance Day ceremonies, based on the use of two contemporary
songs, is available for purchase from Dogmatic Music. To listen to
the songs, see our Remembrance Day
ives section and choose
Lest We Forget.
The Dawn Sevice[pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2016 page
23) Clarifies the terminology, discusses whether to
write "dawn service" or "Dawn Service" and examines the elements of
a dawn service and associated activities: catafalque party, Ode of
Remembrance, silence, Reveille and Rouse, gunfire breakfast, Anzac
Day march, commemoration service, follow-on and two-up.
Poppy is for Sacrifice (anzacday.org.au) "In Australia, single poppies are not usually worn on
ANZAC Day - the poppy belongs to Remembrance Day, 11 November.
However, wreaths of poppies are traditionally placed at memorials
and honour boards on ANZAC Day."
Protocols [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2016 p. 28) Wearing medals, rosemary, poppies, colour
patches (the guide has been prepared primarily for members of the media).
Order of March[pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2016 p. 26) The organisation of
marches on Anzac Day.
(gordonmoyes.com) Web page unavailable, 6 Oct
2019, 13Apr 2022
Memories of organising a school Anzac Day ceremony.
ANZAC Day Events (archived from
media.australia.com) ARCHIVED PAGE - MAY TAKE LONGER THAN USUAL TO LOAD.
Scroll down for a list of Anzac Day events (dawn services, marches,
two-up, Australian Rules football matches).
(archived from dva.gov.au) Anzac Day ceremonies around the world.
Note the links to special pages for Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux. As this page was archived in 2019 it will soon be out of date.
Understanding Anzac Day - past, present, future [pdf] (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
Historical sources and activities to support focus
- How have we commemorated Gallipoli and Anzac Day in the past?
- How do we commemorate Anzac Day today?