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Marking ANZAC Day at Home - Ideas from Right at Home Australia a trusted home care provider

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To our far-flung Australian home care communities, we ask you to join us in marking this ANZAC Day at home.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has cancelled overseas Anzac Day ceremonies for 2020 on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, near Villers-Bretonneux in France, including the Australian service at the 'Digger' Memorial, Bullecourt, Hellfire Pass in Thailand, Sandakan in Malaysia and Isurava in Papua New Guinea.

The Department of Veteran Affairs is encouraging Australians to privately commemorate Anzac Day, in-line with the latest government health advice, and to watch the Australian War Memorial service. While the Service will not be open to the public, it will be broadcast nationally. There will also be a range of other commemorative activities broadcast throughout the day. The Department said it is working with state and territory governments as they finalise their Anzac Day plans and will update the public on its website.

RSL Queensland is calling on Australians to light up the dawn this ANZAC Day by standing on their driveways or balconies at 6am to remember all those who have serviced and sacrificed.

We have included a suggested ANZAC Day at Home order of service from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Order of Service

  • Flags are lowered to half-mast before the event begins.
  • Welcome (2 minutes)
  • Mounting of catafalque party (1 minute) - if applicable
  • Hymns or other music (2 to 4 minutes)
  • Prayers and readings (2 to 5 minutes)
  • Commemorative address (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Wreath-laying (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Ode of Remembrance (1 minute)
  • The Last Post (1 minute 22 seconds)
  • 1 minute's silence (1 minute) - precisely at 11am for Remembrance Day
  • The Rouse (22 seconds) - plays while flags are slowly raised to the masthead
  • National anthem (1 to 3 minutes) - play anthems of all host countries if applicable
  • Dismounting of catafalque party (1 minute) - if applicable
  • Closing remarks (2 minutes)

Wishing you a safe and healthy weekend from all of us at Right at Home.

In good health.


Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links:

Australian Government Department of Health

Victorian Health and Human Services

NSW Health

Queensland Health

ACT Health

WA Department of Health

Tasmanian Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health

SA Health

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