Australian Consulate-General
New York
United States of America

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Australians and New Zealanders commemorate Anzac Day on 25 April to remember those who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

Between 2014 and 2018 we commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Centenary of the First World War provides a unique opportunity to commemorate the service of around 295,000 Australians on the Western Front, the loss of some 46,000 and to remember the impact of war on Australian families and communities.

In 2017 the Australian and New Zealand Consuls-General in New York will co-host two commemorative services…

 

DAWN SERVICE

Date:                     Tuesday, 25 April

Time:                     5:30am arrival for a 5:45am start

Venue:                  Vietnam Veterans Plaza

                                 55 Water Street, New York City

Dress:                    Military - service dress or equivalent with medals. Civilian - respectful attire, please come prepared for cold or inclement weather

RSVP:                     No RSVP required, service is open to the public

 

SUNDAY SERVICE

Date:                     Sunday, 23 April

Time:                    10:30am to midday

Venue:                  ANZAC Memorial Garden, Level 7, British Empire Building, Rockefeller Center

                 620 Fifth Avenue, New York City (entry on south side of West 50th Street)

Access:                 Photo ID required as condition of entry, bags may be searched

RSVP:                    Attendees are selected via a ballot - please note, the ballot is now closed and attendees have been notified.


Please note: Due to limited capacity at the Rockefeller Center, a ballot system will be used to allocate seats at the Sunday Service. A maximum of two passes will be allocated for each successful ballot entry. Passes will be confirmed in mid-April. We apologise in advance to those who are unsuccessful and encourage attendance at the Dawn Service, where capacity is not limited.