Huon Valley News

Commemorating our ANZAC heroes

All Tasmanians are invited to commemorate ANZAC day this 25 April and give thanks for the service and sacrifice of those who have served our country.

While we are faced with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tasmanian Government has been to ensure that all Tasmanians have the opportunity to pay their respects and participate in a special commemorative service from their homes.

This year, you can commemorate the day in different ways:

  • 5.30am Australian War Memorial Commemorative Service on ABC TV, ABC Radio, Facebook and iview

This year, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will hold a private, nationally televised Anzac Day commemorative service. The traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march will not take place. For more information on broadcast and streaming services and start times, please visit

  • 6am Light up the Dawn

Across the nation, Australians are being invited to honour the service of our Defence Forces, past and present, by standing at their front door or on their balcony at 6am and observing a minute’s silence.

  • 11.30am RSL Tasmania Commemorative Service ABC Radio

In a special event, RSL Tasmania will hold a private service. The event will not be open to the public but you can join in the live broadcast via ABC’s Facebook page and local radio.

For more information on broadcast and streaming services visit

For more information about Anzac Day commemorations this year, please contact RSL Tasmania by email at or by telephone on (03) 6242 8900.

Read more on or view the Anzac Day 25 April 2020 flyer.