Here are the ANZAC Day programming highlights for Monday.
Please check local guides, especially for live morning services.
ABC will cover Anzac Day services in all states and territories on Monday 25 April as marches return to towns and cities across the country. Live coverage of state and territory dawn services as well as the National Dawn Service and Ceremony from Canberra will be carried across all ABC platforms. The National Ceremony will incorporate a minute’s silence and an acknowledgement of Light up the Dawn when Australians will mark a minute’s silence wherever they are – from their driveways, balconies, front gates or farm gates. With the return of overseas ceremonies, the ABC will also be broadcasting the Gallipoli Dawn Service and Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service
The Director of ABC Regional & Local, Judith Whelan, said Anzac Day still carries deep meaning for Australians. “Anzac Day continues to be one of the largest and most important events the ABC covers. As we see a return to commemorations and dawn services, we will have ABC crews in all our major cities and in towns covering these events and broadcasting them to Australians wherever they may be”.
The ABC will also mark the day with special programming on ABC Television and ABC iview including the documentary The Many Days of Anzac at 5:30pm on Sunday 24 April and 2:30pm Monday 25 April. This documentary tells the story of how Australians created the Anzac traditions and rituals by which we remember those who fought. On Monday 25 April – The Art of Remembrance, presented by Nate Byrne, looks at Australia’s involvement in conflict through the lens of visual art at 3:30pm; Air Force 100 – a highlights package from the 2021 live event commemorating 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force at 4:00pm; and the Governor General’s Anzac Day Message at 6:55pm.
The Sydney Dawn Service will be broadcast live on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, ABC iview and on the ABC listen app from 4.30am (AEST), followed by the Canberra Dawn Service on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, ABC iview, Radio National, ABC Local Radio and on the ABC listen app from 5.30am (AEST).
The National Ceremony will incorporate an acknowledgement of Light Up the Dawn and a minute’s silence.
ABC TV and ABC News channel will broadcast the Gallipoli Dawn Service live from 12.30pm (AEST) and the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service from 1.30pm (AEST).
Every capital city will have live coverage of a local march, however coverage of capital city dawn services will vary in each state. State TV broadcasts of capital city marches and dawn services will also be streamed live on and ABC iview and ABC capital city Facebook accounts. Broadcasts times can be found on the ABC Anzac Day website.
The Seven Network will bring Australians comprehensive coverage of Anzac Day services and events across the day on Monday 25 April, beginning from 4.50am with the live and commercial free broadcast of the Currumbin Dawn Service on the Gold Coast. In a special extended edition of Sunrise live from Currumbin, Nat, Kochie and the team will cross throughout the morning to local commemorative services happening around Australia to honour our fallen Diggers and give thanks to servicemen and women who have served, and continue to serve, this nation.
From 2.00pm AEST on Channel 7 and 7mate, AFL powerhouses Collingwood and Essendon run out onto the hallowed MCG for the annual Anzac Day clash following the pre-game observance ceremony and traditional moment of silence.
From 3.30pm, Channel 7 in Sydney and 7plus will broadcast live and commercial free a special tribute concert from Sydney Town Hall, Lest We Forget – An Anzac Day Tribute, hosted by the Australian Remembrance Foundation to honour Australia’s fallen soldiers and to support partner charities RSL Foundation and Legacy. A replay of the concert, featuring more than 150 artists, musicians, veteran and military performers led by Australian music legend and Vietnam veteran Normie Rowe AM, will be broadcast nationally on 7TWO and 7plus at 4.30pm. Then join 7NEWS at 6.00pm for a special Anzac Day commemorative bulletin, live to reporters Nick McCallum from Gallipoli and Tom Hartley at Villers-Bretonneux, as well as the day’s other headlines from both Australia and around the world.
Sydney 4.50am Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 4.50am Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 4.50am Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 4.50am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 4.50am on Channel 7 and 7plus
The Morning Show
Sydney 10.00am Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 10.00am Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 10.00am Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 10.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 10.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Lest We Forget – An Anzac Day Tribute
Sydney 3.30pm Live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 4.30pm on 7TWO and 7plus
Brisbane 4.30pm on 7TWO and 7plus
Adelaide 4.30pm on 7TWO and 7plus
Perth 4.30pm on 7TWO and 7plus
4:30am ANZAC Day Dawn Service
8am Studio 10
It’s a very special ANZAC Day. With special guests Ding Dong and Normie Rowe, join us live around Australia and the world as we commemorate our ANZACs.
9pm The Skin Of Others
The Skin of Others is a story of modern Australia, told through the extraordinary life of Aboriginal WWI soldier Douglas Grant (c.1885-1951). Featuring acclaimed actor and Murrungun man Balang Tom E Lewis in his final performance, as Douglas Grant, and guest appearances from Max Cullen and Archie Roach, this film movingly interweaves the lives of Grant and Lewis – two truly remarkable men. Compellingly, this is also the story of Australia, its violent past and its future potential. It recounts a tragic national history of Australian colonial relations with First Nations people, explores the ways we tell the story of our nation, and ultimately dreams of a more reconciled and inclusive Australian future. The Skin Of Others marks Lewis’ final on-screen appearance before his sudden death in 2018, while the film was still being made, turning the film partly into a tribute about the great actor’s life.
10:40pm Paradise Soldiers rpt
As far back as WWI, through Vietnam and up to present day, young Cook Islanders have served and sacrificed alongside New Zealand in military conflicts and combat. But their stories are largely untold. Paradise Soldiers celebrates their contribution, acknowledges their sacrifice, and shares their personal stories.
History Channel: ANZAC, military & war docos all day.