The ABC has a proud history as broadcast partner of Anzac Day services and in 2018, we invite you to share in the spirit of the occasion.
ABC Radio will broadcast the dawn service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra hosted by Anna Vidot (0528-0605 local time).
ABC Radio will bring you live crosses and updates across the day.
Anzac Digital Station
From Monday 23 through until Wednesday 25 April on abc.net.au/radio and the ABC listen App you will hear a selection of Anzac stories including 100 stories and the Roll of Honour Project as well as live coverage of various services and marches.
The ABC’s coverage will coordinate the key commemorative events from Australia, Turkey and France. These will be broadcast on ABC, the News channel, and live streaming on ABC iview and Facebook throughout the day.
From 4.30am AEST, ABC will broadcast the ANZAC Dawn Service from Sydney, followed by the ANZAC Dawn Service from Canberra at 5.30am AEST.
This will be followed from 9am AEST with live local coverages of marches in all State and Territory Capital cities.
At 12.30pm AEST, the Gallipoli Dawn Service will commence from the Anzac Commemorative site located by the water at Anzac Cove in Turkey.The cove is on the Gallipoli Peninsula and following the landing became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops during the 8-month campaign.450,000 people watched the telecast of the Gallipoli dawn service in 2017.
This year is also the 100th anniversary of the re-capture of the French town of Villers-Bretonneux by the Australians on Anzac Day in 1918. More than 8,000 attendees, including the Prime Minister of Australia, are expected at the dawn service, which will be broadcast live at 1.30pm AEST from the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux.
As is customary, the Anzac Day Address by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, will be broadcast nationally immediately before the ABC evening news bulletins at 7pm.
ABC TV | Two Part Documentary
Monash and Me | Tuesday 24 April and Tuesday 1 May
War correspondent Peter Greste goes in search of the real man behind the Australian General who changed the way the world fights wars, and how we remember them – John Monash. Peter also uncovers the fate of his own Great Uncles fighting under Monash as part of the AIF.
Invictus Games Sydney 2018
The ABC is the official host broadcaster of INVICTUS GAMES SYDNEY 2018 to be held 20 – 27 October.
The Invictus Games is for wounded, injured or sick veterans and serving defence members. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of service and ex-service people who are striving to overcome physical and mental challenges.
Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 and is the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation.
You can find out more about the Invictus Games here.
Anzac Day 2018 | ABC TV, ABC Radio, ABC listen app and iview