Anzac Day In The City Of Adelaide
City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese is encouraging everyone to head into the city on Tuesday 25 April to commemorate ANZAC Day and to pay respect to those who have fallen and those still serving.
Youth Groups from across South Australia will participate in the ANZAC Eve Vigil at the South Australian War Memorial commencing on Monday evening at 6pm and running until the start of Tuesday’s Dawn Service.
The Dawn Service will be held at the South Australian National War Memorial at 5.30am and will be followed by the Light Horse Memorial service in Rundle Park from 8am to 8.30am.
The ANZAC Day march, led by veterans, serving personnel and descendants of veterans will start at 9.30am at the corner of North Terrace and Gawler Place, head west along North Terrace and turn right on to King William Road, culminating with a service at the Cross of Sacrifice at 11.40am in Pennington Gardens East.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese said that ANZAC Day would also feature the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk which was opened last year to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC.
“The ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk serves as a permanent acknowledgement to the sacrifice of all Australians affected by war.
“Following the Dawn Service, the community is invited to view the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk along Kintore Avenue, and visit the ANZAC Day Hub at the Torrens Parade Ground where they might like to enjoy a game of Two-Up.
“I urge the community to take the time to reflect on those who have sacrificed their lives by attending the Dawn Service and watching the march, and then stay around to take part in the commemoration activities in the city.
“There are also many other ANZAC Day memorial services in the City of Adelaide and considering the difficult times RSL SA is facing, I encourage everyone to attend a service this year and donate to the ANZAC Day appeal.”
The ANZAC Day Hub at the Torrens Parade Ground will be open from 5am until 2pm and is a free entry, family friendly event with live entertainment, food and drinks, and Two-Up from 12pm until 2pm. All profits go to the ANZAC appeal supporting services for veterans and their families.
The Union Hotel on Waymouth Street is keeping up its tradition with the annual ANZAC Day Street Party starting at 10am, with music and entertainment throughout the day from the FiveAA Allstars, the Bay Big Band, SA Pipes and Drums, and Mount Barker Pipes and Drums.
Food stalls and boutique beer and wine will provide refreshments and the annual Legacy Foundation fundraising BBQ will be on site to raise funds to help support the important works of Legacy.
Rundle Mall will be open from 12 noon until 5pm so people can enjoy brunch at one of the restaurants and cafes open in the city before shopping in the Mall.
Visitors can also help raise funds to support former and serving members of the Australian Defence Forces. Selected car parks adjoining Rundle Mall will donate 50 cents per visit (from 12 noon to 5pm) to support the ANZAC Appeal. All Uparks will charge a flat $8 fee (except Central Market where a $7 flat fee will apply).
Due to the road closures for the ANZAC Day March, Gawler UPark will not open until midday.
For those attending the Youth Vigil Sunday night, Light Square, Frome Street and Rundle St UParks are open 24 hours a day. Visitors can guarantee their parking by booking online at Topham, Rundle, Wyatt and Gawler UParks for an extra dollar. Details of locations and ANZAC Day opening hours can be found at www.upark.com.au/whats-on/anzac-day/.
There will be multiple road closures and traffic restrictions in place at various times. Please go to http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/explore-the-city/city-travelling-transport/interactive-map to find out more.
Adelaide Metro will run extra services on ANZAC Day to get people to and from the Dawn Service and the March. Free travel is available on all Adelaide Metro buses, trains and trams for past and present military personnel, people wearing service medals and people carrying a war veteran’s identification card.
There will also be a Digger Shuttle running from the Cross of Sacrifice to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga every 15 minutes after the march from 12.15pm to 1.30pm. To find out more go to http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Events/Anzac-Day-2016-services.
A number of buses will be detoured on the day, including the free City Connector service which will run along Frome Road between 5am-12pm (98A City Connector Anticlockwise service) and Kintore Avenue between 12-4pm (98C City Connector Clockwise service).
For further information about ANZAC Day events please visit www.rslsa.org.au/ANZACDAY.
Information regarding the Union Hotel Street Party can be found at www.theunionhotel.com.au/anzac-day-2017/