ANZAC Day Coverage

The ABC will cover Anzac Day services in all states and territories tomorrow as well as local marches in towns and cities around Australia.

Anzac Day continues to be one of the largest and most important events the ABC covers with live coverage of dawn services carried across all ABC platforms.

Key commemorative events in Australia, Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux in France will be broadcast on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, and live streaming on ABC iview throughout the day. ABC audiences will also hear from reporters in regional areas and overseas to see how Australians are marking the day.

From 4.20am AEST, the ABC will broadcast the Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney followed by the Anzac Day Dawn Service live from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at 5.30am. Live local coverages of marches in all state and territory capital cities commences at 9am AEST.

At 12.30pm AEST, the Gallipoli Dawn Service will be broadcast from the Anzac Commemorative site located by the water at Anzac Cove.

The Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service will be broadcast live at 1.30pm AEST from the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux.

ABC NEWS channel will have live coverage all day, with the major national services in full and crossing to marches in all state capitals.

As is customary, the Anzac Day address by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC will be broadcast nationally immediately before the ABC evening news bulletins at 7pm.

On ABC Radio and the ABC listen app there will be live coverage of local dawn services and marches, and Radio National will broadcast the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Canberra from 5.30am.

ABC listen will also feature a collection of ANZAC stories and history segments.

Radio National will mark Anzac Day by featuring Australian stories including spitfire pilot Jack Dawson Green’s remarkable tale of survival on The History Listen. Phillip Adams speaks to Professor Melanie Oppenheimer about women and their role in war on Late Night Live.

On Conversations, Sarah Kanowski speaks to Robyn Van Dyke, Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial about the transcription project plus an interview with artist Idris Murphy whose grandfather sent love letters from the Gallipoli trenches.

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