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):
Anzac Day Kit (dogmaticmusic.net)
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
Modern song alternatives section and choose Lest We Forget
and Australia Remembers.
The Dawn Sevice [pdf]
(Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2013 pages 16-19)
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."
Anzac Day: the commemoration (Skwirk.com.au Interactive Schooling) The beginnings, the changes to the Anzac Day commemoration, how it is
commemorated, Anzac Day in current times. (The site is a commercial
site that requires membership to access further material.) For a
dot-point summary, see
Gallipoli and the ANZACsChapter 5: The commemoration.
(Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2013 p. 20)
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 2013 p. 33) The organisation of
marches on Anzac Day.
Memories of organising a school Anzac Day ceremony.
ANZAC Day Events (archived from
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).
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?