Anzac Day 2022
On the morning of 25 April 1915, the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied forces. The objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey).
On that day, 16,000 Australian and New Zealand troops landed at what became known as Anzac Cove as part of a campaign to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The ANZACS landed on Gallipoli and met fierce resistance from the Turkish defenders. The campaign continued for 8 months and at the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated.
During the campaign, of the 60,000 Australians who fought at Gallipoli, there were 26,000 casualties and over 8,000 personnel had lost their lives. Later conflicts like the one at Lone Pine would see the Australians suffer terrible loses. The Turkish also suffered many casualties and by the end of the campaign their dead would number more than 85,000.
The 25th of April soon became the day on which Australians and New Zealanders remembered the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in that war.
Today, the meaning of Anzac Day includes the remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and continue to serve in military operations.
The Northern Territory Government supports programs and activities to increase community awareness and understanding of Anzac Day and to also commemorate the service of all Australian and New Zealander Defence Force personnel.
A program of commemoration events will be held across the Northern Territory on 25 April 2022.
RSL Darwin sub-branch
6.00am — Dawn service at the Darwin Cenotaph, the Esplanade
7.30am — St Mary’s Cathedral, Smith Street
9.00am — Anzac Day march, Knuckey Street
Further information contact Stephen Gloster 0414 918 363
Veterans Motor Cycle Northern Territory and Veterans Australia NT
5.00am — Gates open Reg Hillier House, 135 Bees Creek Road.
6.00am — Dawn service. Gunfire Breakfast will follow service.
Further information contact Jack Smith 0416 026 877
Coomalie Community Government Council
5.30am — Dawn service, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Memorial Drive
8.00am — Gunfire Breakfast and two-up, Adelaide River Show Society, 51Dorat Road.
Further information contact Andrew Roberts 8976 0058
RSL Palmerston sub-branch
4.30am — Gunfire breakfast, Cazalys Club,10 Temple Tce
6.00am — Dawn service, Memorial Park
7.30am — Breakfast, Cazalys Club
8.30am — Anzac Day march, starting at old Bunnings carpark
9.30am — Morning service, Memorial Park
11.00am — Two up, Cazalys Club
Further information contact Ian Pitman 0414 855 973
RSL Katherine sub-branch and Katherine Town Council
5.00am — Gun Fire Breakfast, Katherine Country Club
6.00am — Dawn Service, Katherine Cenotaph, Railway Terrace
9.00am — Community March, Form up 8.30am at Eastern end of Katherine Terrace
Further information phone 8972 5500
RSL Tennant Creek sub-branch
6.00am — Dawn service, 50 Schmidt Street.
9.30am — Anzac Day march, Transit Centre.
10.00am — Main service, 50 Schmidt Street.
Further information contact Pam Dillon 0447 086 303
RSL Alice Springs sub-branch
6.00am — Dawn service, Anzac Memorial Alice Springs Garden Cemetery Norris Bell Avenue
9.30am — Anzac Day march, Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre.
10.30am — Anzac Day mid-morning service, Anzac Oval.
Further information contact Karyn Clark 0439 554 242
COVID safety principles will apply for all Anzac Day proceedings.