23 Apr, 2018

ANZAC Day in the City of Adelaide

Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese is encouraging everyone to head into the city on Wednesday 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 Tuesday evening at 6pm and running until the start of Wednesday’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 in Hindmarsh Square, 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 of Adelaide Martin Haese said that ANZAC Day would also feature the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk on Kintore Avenue.

“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 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 Cornsey’s Allstars, The Salt & Pepper Swing 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 to the city 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 6pm) 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. 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 www.cityofadelaide.com.au/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. Go to www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/Events/Anzac-Day-2018 to find out more.

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 www.rslsa.org.au/anzac_day_shuttle_bus_a3_hq/

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/anzac-day-2/. For details about the march go to www.rslsa.org.au/2018-anzac-guide_april/

Information regarding the Union Hotel Street Party can be found www.theunionhotel.com.au/anzac-day-2018/.

Road closures as follows:

4am to 4pm Victoria Drive between Kintore Avenue and King William Road
5am to 12 noon Kintore Avenue between North Terrace and Morgan Thomas Lane
North Terrace between Pulteney Street and Station Road
7am to 12 noon
King William Street between Hindley Street North Terrace
Pulteney Street between North Terrace and Flinders Street
Hindmarsh Square/Mogata between Grenfell Street and Pirie Street
Rundle Street between Pulteney Street and Frome Street
Grenfell Street between Gawler Place and Frome Street
7am to 1pm Pennington Terrace between King William Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue
Sir Edwin Smith Avenue between King William Road and Kermode Street
King William Road between North Terrace and Kermode Street
War Memorial Drive between Frome Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue
War Memorial Drive between the Riverbank Bridge and King William Road
6am to 12 midnight Waymouth Street between Bentham Street and Young Street

Image: ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk (Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting)

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Paula Stevens