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…
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
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 will be selected via a ballot:
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.