Lest We Forget
“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.” Laurence Binyon, English poet
This Tuesday 25 April is the ANZAC Day 2017 public holiday.
ANZAC Day one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Australian War Memorial
Monday 24 April update: road closures brought forward
Several ANZAC Day road closures in the City of Perth and around Kings Park have been brought forward to facilitate safe crowd and vehicle movement. This was a joint decision made by Main Roads Department, City of Perth, WA Police and RSLWA.
The following road closure times are now earlier than previously communicated:
- Kings Park Road from Thomas Street to Fraser Avenue — to close 11pm on 24/4/17 not midnight
- Fraser Avenue Kings Park — to close at 11pm on 24/4/17 not midnight
- St Georges Terrace Perth and William Street intersection — to close at 0300 on 25/4/17 not 0600
- Victoria Ave and Adelaide Terrace intersection — to close at 0300 on 25/4/17 not 0600 and road closure now extended to Bennett Street intersection.
- Victoria Avenue and Riverside Drive intersection — to close at 0300 on 25/4/17 not 0600
- Barrack Street and Hay Street intersection — to close at 0300 on 25/4/17 not 0600
- Barrack Street and The Esplanade intersection — to close at 0300 on 25/4/17 not 0600
- Terrace Road (near City Car Park) — to close at 0300 on 25/4/17 not 0600
Additional road closures and ANZAC Day Parade routes remain the same.
Further information is available at rslwa.org.au.
Perth Dawn Service @ Kings Park & Botanic Garden, 5.50am to 7am
- The service will be conducted at the State War Memorial on Fraser Avenue commencing at 6am.
Perth Gunfire Breakfast @ Stirling Gardens, St Georges Tce, 7am to 9am
- Gold coin donation
- The breakfast will cater for up to 2000 people
March through Perth city, 9am to 11am
- Including The Australian Defence Force, and veteran-carrying vehicles and military jeeps, the Ex-Services Unit, Corps, Regimental Associations
- Recommended you arrive from 8.30am for a good viewing point
98five blogger Sue Joy’s ANZAC biscuit recipe
Sue offers a story from her grandfather’s diary of his service in Gallipoli — documented in Ian Gill’s book Fremantle to France 11th Battalion 1914–1919 — and a paleo-friendly, gluten/oat/wheat/refined sugar free ANZAC biscuit recipe.
Plan your trip with Transperth
Trains to the Kings Park Dawn Service
As train services for the Dawn Service are expected to be very busy, Transperth strongly encourages all passengers to plan their journey and catch the train as early as possible to avoid missing the service. They will be operating the following special event trains:
Route 620 to Kings Park will depart from Perth Busport from approximately 4.30am.
Buses to Kings Park will also be busy, so Transperth recommend getting into the city and on a bus as early as possible.
Please note while buses are accessible, some of the locations they’ll be operating from (eg. within Kings Park) are not accessible. Please refer to the RSL website for detailed information and assistance.
All other buses will run to a standard Public Holiday timetable and some deviations will be in place due to CBD road closures. Check closer to the time for service disruption information.
Kings Park Internal Shuttle
Route 621 will operate between the Vietnam War Memorial and the coach terminus near Wadjuk Way between 4.25am and approximately 9am.
Fremantle Memorial Dawn Service @ Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill, 5.50am to 6.30am
- Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, with a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph.
Transperth trains to Fremantle will depart Perth Station, Platform 7 at 3.47am, 4.02am and 4.32am.
Connecting shuttle buses to Monument Hill will depart Fremantle Station, Stand 3 from 4.30am, with return shuttles back to Fremantle Station after the Dawn Service.
Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.
If you’re not going to be in Perth on the ANZAC Day public holiday, then you can always head along to one of the ANZAC Sunset Services
- Wednesday 20 April until Sunday 24 April @ Kings Park and Botanic Garden, 5pm to 5.30pm, State War Memorial precinct
For other commemorative and ANZAC Day services and FAQ, visit rslwa.org.au.