23 Apr, 2019

ANZAC Day in the City of Adelaide

Youth Groups from across South Australia will participate in the ANZAC Eve Vigil at the South Australian War Memorial commencing on Wednesday evening at 6pm and running until the start of Thursday’s Dawn Service.

The Dawn Service will be held at the South Australian National War Memorial at 6am. Following the Service, 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 11.45am in Pennington Gardens East.

This service provides a significant finale to the commemorations, with the Dawn Service representing a funeral, the march representing the walk to the grave site and the service at the Cross of Sacrifice representing the burial.

The ANZAC Day Hub at the Torrens Parade Ground will be open from 5am until 6pm and is a free entry, family-friendly event with live entertainment, food and drinks, and games of Two-Up.

Lord Mayor of Adelaide Sandy Verschoor said that ANZAC Day is an opportunity to pay respects to those who have served their country and those who continue to do so.

“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.

“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 some refreshments and a game of Two-Up.

“The ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk serves as a permanent acknowledgement to the sacrifice of all Australians affected by war.

“There are also many other ANZAC Day memorial services in the City of Adelaide and I encourage everyone to attend a service this year.”

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, Salt & Pepper Swing Band, SA Pipes & Drums and Mt Barker Pipes & 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. The closet UParks open before midday are Rundle Street and Topham Mall UParks.

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.

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.

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).

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/Service-Updates/Anzac-Day-2019-service-information to find out more.

There will 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.

For further information about ANZAC Day events please visit rslsa.org.au/anzac-day-2/.

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

Road closures as follows:

North Terrace between Pulteney Street and King William Road 5am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday
25 April 2019
Kintore Avenue between
North Terrace and Morgan Thomas Lane
4am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday
25 April 2019
Victoria Drive between Kintore Avenue and King William Road 4am on Thursday 25 April 2019 4.00pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
North Terrace between Frome Road and Victoria Street 7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
King William Street between
North Terrace and Hindley Street
7am on Thursday25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
King William Road between
North Terrace and Kermode Street
7am on Thursday25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
Pulteney Street between North Terrace and Flinders Street 7am Thursday25 April 2019 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019
Hindmarsh Square/Mogata between Grenfell Street and Pirie Street 7am Thursday 25 April 2019 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019
Pirie Street between Hyde Street and Frome Street 7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019
Rundle Street between Pulteney Street and Frome Street (car park access only) 7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019
Grenfell Street between Gawler Place and Frome Street 7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019
Sir Edwin Smith Avenue between
King William Rd and Kermode Street
7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
Pennington Terrace between King William Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue 4am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm Thursday 25 April 2019
War Memorial Drive between the Riverbank Bridge and King William Road 7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
War Memorial Drive between Sir Edwin Smith Avenue intersection and point 400 meters east 7am on Thursday 25 April 2019 1pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
Waymouth Street
between Bentham Street and Young Street
6am on Thursday 25 April 2019 10pm on Thursday
25 April 2019

For more information

Paula Stevens