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ANZAC Day in Perth

ANZAC Day, is a solemn day of remembrance, gratitude and national pride. On 25 April 1915, during the First World War, the historic dawn landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers at Gallipoli occurred.

To commemorate this significant event, the Returned & Services League of Australia, Western Australia Branch Incorporated (RSLWA) will be hosting the annual ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. There will also be a number of events and festivals taking place around Perth - see below.


Rottnest ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Join Rottnest Island commemorate those who have served their country with a special dawn service on ANZAC Day, 25 April 2017.

With a long military history, we commemorate all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service with a special dawn service from 6am, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast, free ANZAC themed activities for families and an Oliver Hill Gun & Tunnels tour.

Dawn Service
Presided over by officers from The Royal Australian Navy Number Two Flying School, the beautiful dawn service commences at 6am on the grassed area outside Dome Cafe & Aristos Waterfront Restaurant.

Gunfire Breakfast
The dawn service will be followed by our free ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast cooked by the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association.

Free kids activities
There will be a bundle of free kids activities for families to enjoy for the rest of the morning, including:

  • Military themed kids activities at Kingstown Barracks
  • Activity booklets (collect from the Visitor Centre)
  • ANZAC biscuit making
  • Cricket (serving soldiers used to play this to keep their mind off the war)
  • Sand art
  • Send postcards to serving soldiers

Oliver Hill Gun & Tunnels tour
There will be $19 Train and Tunnel tours running throughout the morning at 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am. Train and Tunnel tours run for a duration of 1.5hrs.

Ferry and tour packages are available through Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries. Early morning shuttle buses will be running for those accommodated on Rottnest Island. There will be a special shuttle bus to collect visitors from Kingstown Barracks at 5:20am and Geordie Bay bus stop at 5:30am.

Why not stay the whole weekend, with 5 nights in the charming Caroline Thomson Cabins available from 21 - 26 April for just $615. Cabins sleep up to 6 people! For more information visit

Oliver Hill Guns, Rottnest Island

Fremantle War Memorial
Fremantle ANZAC Day March
Oliver Hill Guns, Rottnest Island


Rottnest Island cabins

Rottnest Island

ANZAC Stay - $615 for 5 nights
Stay in the Caroline Thomson Cabins from 21.04.17 - 26.04.17 sleeping up to 6 people! Commemorate those who have served their country at the special Dawn Service.
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Rottnest Fast Ferries - ANZAC Day

Rottnest Fast Ferries

ANZAC Day Ferry Services
Travel on the 4:45am ferry to arrive in time for a special ANZAC Day service and Gunfire Breakfast. Return at 8:30am or 12pm to enjoy free activities on the island.
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Outback Splash, Octopus Bay

The Maze, Home of Outback Splash

Last day of the Summer Season
Enjoy the last day of the park's wet attractions, Outback Splash, Octopus Bay and The Plummet this ANZAC Day, open from 10am - 5pm.
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Perth  Zoo - Emperor Tamarin

Perth Zoo

ANZAC Day Offer
Service men and women, including allied services, can enjoy the Zoo for free on ANZAC Day. Simply present either your service ID, veteran's card or wear your uniform.
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