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Wadjemup / Rottnest Island ANZAC Dusk Service 2024

April 24 @ 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Join us to reflect and pay your respects on the eve of ANZAC Day, with a service conducted as the sun sets over the island.

ANZAC Day holds a special place on the Wadjemup / Rottnest Island calendar. With a long military history, we commemorate all Australians who have served and continue to serve.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free dusk service, however registrations are required. An ANZAC Day Dawn Service will also be held on Thursday 25 April at 6 am. For further information, or to register to attend this event visit rottnestisland.com/anzacservices

Wednesday 24 April Dusk Service

5:45 pm, Thomson Lawn

As the sun sets over the island, pay your respects on the eve of ANZAC Day.

Explore the History of Rottnest Island

In recognition of the day, we invite you to arrive early to learn more about the history of the island, including its pivotal role in WWI and WWII military operations. Join a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable guides from the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association, visit Wadjemup Museum or explore the Bofors Gun Display on Thomson Lawn.

Where to find the event

The event is located on Thomson Lawn, just a two-minute walk from the main jetty.

Ferry Travel

Late night ferry services will be available through Rottnest Express, departing Wadjemup / Rottnest Island at 7 pm after the service has concluded.

Current and ex-service men, women and veterans can also take advantage of free, same-day-return ferry travel to attend the ANZAC services.

To book these tickets, please call Rottnest Express directly on 1300 467 688 to make your initial booking, then present your Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Identity Card at the Rottnest Express booth prior to departure to pick up your tickets.

Please ensure you register all members of your party, including children, and note that children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised throughout the event.

While every intent is for events to go ahead as planned, in some circumstances they may have to change. Please note that the event will proceed in wet weather conditions, so be sure to check the forecast and bring along a raincoat or umbrella if needed.

This event is proudly supported by Lotterywest.

Program subject to change.


April 24
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
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Thomson Bay
Colebatch Avenue
Rottnest Island, WA 6161 Australia

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