April 25 is the dedicated date for Australians and New Zealanders, at home and overseas, to commemorate ANZAC Day. It is a day of national and international significance that gives people of all ages the opportunity to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice made by those who have served and continue to serve, to defend our nation.
After two years of cancelled ANZAC Day events in the City of Perth, there is a strong appetite from the community to acknowledge the sacrifice and service of our ex-service men and women and current defence service personnel.
RSLWA is planning to deliver all of the traditional ANZAC Day events in 2022 while complying with current COVID-19 Restrictions. This has required some changes that will enable us to deliver the best of both worlds.
For further information, ANZAC Day FAQs can be found here.
Vintage Vehicles in Parade
Elderly Veterans and those with reduced mobility can participate in an open-air vintage car experience to participate in the Parade. Please contact Bruce McDougall on 9398 4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a booking and provide a carer’s contact details. Veterans using this service will need to arrive at the Veteran Vehicle Form-up area on the corner of Hay and Irwin Streets before 0830.
For those who are unable to March, RSLWA offers a driver collection service. A driver will pick you up from your home and drive you to the Parade Form-up area, through the Parade route and then back home after the Parade. Please note, people applying for this free service must stay for the Commemorative Service which finishes at noon. For more information and to register please contact Cassandra Brennan on 0402 845 459 or email email@example.com
Motorcycles in the Parade
Members of Military Motorcycle Clubs will again conclude the Perth ANZAC Day Parade. The contingent of motorcycles includes members of WA Military Motorcycle clubs and other ex-serving members. Riders will be required to meet at the Fraser Point Carpark, Riverside Drive at 08.00 hours for departure at 08:30 hours to the CBD to join the Parade. Parade Form-up will be at Sherwood Court, exiting along Terrace Rd from Langley Park. Motorcyclists interested in participating please contact Gary Scott on 0417 974 994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As RSLWA has had to make the decision to not open the Kings Park Dawn Service to public attendance, there have been no additional Public Transport provisions made. For other events, please plan your journey and allow extra time to get to the events. In recognition of the great sacrifice made by the men and women of our armed forces, all veterans, serving and returned personnel wearing service uniforms, campaign ribbons or medals can travel FREE on ANZAC Day. For further information on Transperth services, please visit transperth.wa.gov.au or call 13 62 13 closer to the time. Hearing or speech impaired? Call NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.
St Johns Community Transport Service
For those veterans and carers who are unable to drive or get public transport to the CBD Parade. This is available to the elderly, people with moderate disabilities and their carers, who are able to aid themselves in and out of a normal sedan vehicle. Places are extremely limited. To book please call Community Transport on 9334 1300.