ANZAC Day Dawn Services and March

Friday 25 April
The Cenotaph, Martin Place CBD and Hyde Park

Dawn Service:
 04:30
ANZAC Day March
 09:00
Commemoration service:
 12:30
Sunset service:
 17:00

Transport details

Event website: ANZAC Day

Use the Trip planner to plan your trip with up-to-date train, bus, ferry and light rail information.

Special information

  • NSW serving and ex-serving members of the ADF and their families will be provided free travel on Intercity and Sydney Trains, Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan buses, Sydney Ferries and Light Rail services to attend Anzac Day services
  • Note: A station access fee applies for travel to and from Domestic and International Airport stations. The free Anzac Day travel does not include the access fee, so if you're travelling from these stations you'll need to buy a GatePass.
  • Serving members, ex-serving personnel and their families must wear ADF uniform, display service medals, or carry official documentation from an RSL Branch or other recognised ex-services organisation to obtain free travel.
  • Free travel will also be available for war widows / widowers who carry a war widows' / widowers' Gold Card or an official RSL letter.
  • Members of the above groups planning to travel on NSW TrainLink Regional services can purchase a return ticket for the price of a single fare, for travel on any day between 23 and 29 April. When making their booking, veterans will need to have their status confirmed on a letter bearing the RSL or other recognised ex-services organisation’s letterhead.
  • Sydney Buses and Hillsbus customers can use their bus tickets to travel on Sydney Trains City Circle services (including Martin Place) between 05:30 and 15:00.

Train

  • The closest train stations to the Anzac Day actities are Martin Place, Wynyard and St James.
  • Early morning train services are running on all lines to get you to Martin Place for the Dawn Service at 04:30.
    • T3 Bankstown Line: departs Lidcombe at 02:30.
    • T2 Airport & East Hills Line: departs Macarthur at 02:25.
    • T2 Inner West Line: departs Liverpool at 02:31 and Lidcombe at 02:56.
    • T1 Western Line: departs Emu Plains at 02:09.
    • T1 Northern Line: departs Berowra at 02:20.
    • Newcastle / T1 North Shore Line: departs Newcastle at 00:38 and Wyong at 01:49.
    • Gosford / T1 North Shore Line: departs Gosford at 01:50 and Hornsby at 02:38.
    • T4 Illawarra Line: departs Cronulla at 02:00 and Waterfall at 02:10.
    • T4 Eastern Suburbs Line: departs Bondi Junction at 03:15
    • South Coast Line: departs Kiama at 01:10.
    • Blue Mountains Line: departs Lithgow at 00:20.
    • T2 South Line: departs Campbelltown at 02:16.
    • Southern Highlands Line: departs Moss Vale at 01:20.

Trackwork

Bus

  • Sydney Buses is operating to a public holiday timetable with extra early morning services on all major bus corridors into the city.
  • There will be temporary bus terminals and diversions in place from 06:00 to 15:00 due to road closures. For more information see Sydney Buses Anzac Day travel
  • Sydney Buses and Hillsbus customers can use their bus tickets to travel on Sydney Trains City Circle services (including Martin Place) between 05:30 and 15:00.
  • Hillsbus services will also operate to a Sunday / public holiday timetable with extra morning services operating:
    • Additional Route 610X services will run from the Castle Hill Interchange at 02:45, 02:59, 06:40 and 07:10 and Rouse Hill Town Centre at 02:30, 06:11 and 06:41.

Ferry

  • Sydney Ferries, Manly Fast Ferries, Cronulla Ferries and Palm Beach Ferries services are running to a Sunday/public holiday timetable. Please note that Sydney Fast Ferries are not running.

Road

  • Roads around Martin Place (parts of Castlereagh, George and Pitt streets) will begin closing at 02:00 for the Dawn Service, with roads along the March route closing from 06:00. Roads will progressively reopen with all roads open by 15:00.
  • Major road closures include George, Pitt, Bathurst, King, Elizabeth and Castlereagh streets.
  • Special event clearways will also be in place in the Sydney CBD, Surry Hills and Chippendale between 01:00 and 16:00. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a towing fee applies.
  • For detailed information on road closures, clearways and traffic conditions visit Live Traffic NSW.
  • You can also download the free iPhone, iPad or Android app or call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701.

Taxi

  • For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit Taxis NSW.

Accessibility

Accessible transport options can be found on the Trip planner by checking 'Mobility options'. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel in NSW.

Sydney Trains

  • Town Hall, Martin Place, St James, Central, Bondi Junction and Kings Cross stations are all wheelchair accessible. See accessible trains and stations.

Sydney Buses

  • Nearly all of Sydney Buses’ services are wheelchair accessible. Features of wheelchair accessible buses include wider doors and aisles, and space for two mobility aids such as wheelchairs, some ride-on scooters and prams or strollers. See travel on accessible buses.

Sydney Ferries

  • The entire Sydney Ferries fleet is wheelchair accessible via wheelchair accessible ferry wharves (pending tidal and safety conditions). See accessible ferries and wharves.

Liverpool Parramatta T-way buses

  • All T-way bus services are low floor wheelchair accessible.