ANZAC Day 2020

ANZAC Day is a very important date in our calendar but this year will be very different.

To protect the community from the COVID-19 pandemic, health authorities have banned public gatherings to ensure social distancing is maintained.

RSL NSW has made the decision to cancel ANZAC Day commemorations in 2020, including services and marches.

This is consistent with the approach of all state and territory RSL organisations in Australia, and has the support of all State and Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government. 

This year we will all experience ANZAC Day in a different way, with special services televised from Canberra at 5:30am and Sydney at 10am. The services will be broadcast live on ABC TV and streamed on the ANZAC Memorial and RSL Facebook pages.

We can all unite as one in front of the TV or tablet while keeping safe at home. You can record and share videos reciting the ode, or post a photo and message of support on social media using the tags #ANZACDay2020, #ANZACDayAtHome, #ANZACSpirit and @ANZACMemorial.

We are a resilient and brave State and we always pull together when times are tough.

Let’s show our ANZAC spirit and honour the pledge that we will still remember them.

The Ode:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”