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Past Anzac Day speeches, and suggested speeches
(See also separate Ceremonies page)

 

 

 

Suggested speeches

Suggested speeches for Anzac Day (army.gov.au)
Go to the site then scroll down. Links to the speeches there (in pdf format) are also provided in the following table (select only one speech from the options):

Anzac Day Suggested Speeches
(from army.gov.au)

Type of function Options to choose from [pdf files]
*See note below if you need help
Primary school Primary school 1     Primary school 2
Secondary school Secondary school 1     Secondary schools2
General public General public 1     General public 2     General public 3
Ex-Service groups Ex-Service 1     Ex-Service 2     Ex-Service 3
Dawn Service Dawn Service 1     Dawn Service 2
*If you have trouble opening these files, try right-clicking them, then open in new tab or new window.
If that does not work, right-click, save the file, then open it.


Suggested speeches for Anzac Day: previous versions
(army.gov.au)

Anzac Day Sample Speeches
(previously published on army.gov.au)

Individual speeches for:
- Primary schools [pdf]

- Secondary schools [pdf]
- General public [pdf]
- Ex-Service organisations [pdf]
- Dawn Service [pdf]

 

 

Past individual speeches

Sir Peter Cosgrove's Dawn Service address, Anzac Day 2017 (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by his Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove at Bomana War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea, 25 April 2017.

Sir Peter Cosgrove's Dawn Service address, Anzac Day 2016 (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by his Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove at Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 2016.

Sir Peter Cosgrove's Anzac Day 2015 address (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by his Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 25 April 2015.

Sir Peter Cosgrove's Dawn Service address, Anzac Day 2015 (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by his Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove at Pukeahu War Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand, 25 April 2015.

Peter Underwood's Anzac Day speech 2014 (govhouse.tas.gov.au)
Speech presented by Tasmanian Governor Peter Underwood, Hobart Cenotaph, 25 April 2014.

Quentin Bryce's Anzac Day 2013 address (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce at Isurava, Papua New Guinea, 25 April 2013.

Quentin Bryce's Dawn Service address, Anzac Day 2013 (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce at Bomana Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 25 April 2013.

Julia Gillard's Anzac Day Address 2013 (pm.gov.au)
Speech presented by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, at Townsville, 25 April 2013.

Peter Underwood's Anzac Day speech (govhouse.tas.gov.au)
Speech presented by Tasmanian Governor Peter Underwood, Hobart Cenotaph, 25 April 2013.

Dr Brendan Nelson's ANZAC Day National Ceremony Commemorative Address 2013 (awm.gov.au)
Speech presented by Dr Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial, 25 April 2013.

Quentin Bryce's Anzac Day 2012 televised address (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, 25 April 2012.

Mark Binskin's Anzac Day National Ceremony Commemorative Address 2012 (awm.gov.au)
Speech presented by Air Marshall Marki Binskin, Acting Chief of the Defence Force, 25 April 2012.


Quentin Bryce's Anzac Day 2011 speech (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 25 April 2011.

Les Carlyon's Anzac Day National Ceremony Commemorative Address 2011 (awm.gov.au)
Speech presented by writer Les Carlyon, 25 April 2011.

Quentin Bryce's Anzac Day 2010 speech at Gallipoli (gg.gov.au)
Speech presented by her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce at the Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service, Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 2010.

Quentin Bryce's Anzac Day 2009 speech (gg.gov.au)
Anzac Day Commemoration Address presented by her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 25 April 2009.

Michael Jeffery's Anzac Day 2008 message (gg.gov.au)
Anzac Day Commemoration Address presented by his Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery on ABC television, 25 April 2008. Video formats available to download.

Michael Jeffery's Anzac Day 2007 speech (gg.gov.au)
Anzac Day Commemoration Address presented by his Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 25 April 2007.

See also our special section Famous speeches on women in war
 

 

Anzac Kids

 

Past collections of speeches Previous Anzac Day speeches (aph.gov.au)
Parliamentary Library page. Includes links to speeches by the Governor-General, Ministers and a former Prime Minister. (If the web page is unavailable, you can find the information in the archived pdf file: Anzac Day Kit [pdf, 3.9MB].)

Anzac Day speeches (Australian War Memorial)
Some recent Anzac Day speeches.

ANZAC: Where history and spirit meet (shrine.org.au)
See pages 11-13 (Writings about ANZAC and the ANZAC spirit).
See also Teacher's Manual.


 ● See also the Remembrance Day speeches
 
Anzac requiem Anzac Day Requiem: YouTube video (youtube.com)
CEW Bean's Anzac Requiem read in the distance by Michael Charlton at an Anzac Day service, Melbourne, 25 April 2009.
 
Student speeches Sample speech for secondary schools [pdf] (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
A suggested basic speech for secondary students to build upon using research and by locating suitable images for a Powerpoint presentation. More information (including a docx version).

Sample speech for primary schools [pdf] (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
A suggested basic speech for primary school students to build upon using research and by locating suitable images for a Powerpoint presentation. More information (including a docx version).

Students deliver heartfelt ANZAC Day Speeches (stpauls.school.nz) 30 April 2015
Anzac Day speeches by two New Zealand students.


ANZAC Student Tour 2004: Student speeches [pdf](anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au)
Twelve speeches by students from Years 7 to 12.
 

Writing an Anzac Day speech How to Write an ANZAC Day Speech (speak-for-yourself.com)
Ideas and suggested sources of information for writing an Anzac Day speech.

Anzac Day 2016 (aph.gov.au)
(If the web page is unavailable, you can find the information in the archived pdf file: Anzac Day Kit [pdf, 3.9MB].)
An 'Anzac Day Kit' updated each year by the Parliamentary Library, especially for those who may have to speak about the significance of Anzac Day. Includes a special Speeches page.

How to Write an Anzac Day Speech (ehow.com)
The link to the above web page has been removed as the url started redirecting to another site.

● See also Writing a Remembrance Day speech
 
 

See also:

Anzac Day ceremonies

Anzac Day poems

Anzac Day news

Anzac Day issues

Memorials and rolls

Remembrance Day Speeches
 

 

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