Melbourne’s Anzac Day march is given the go ahead

Huge boost for brave heroes as Melbourne’s Anzac Day march is given the go ahead – and 5500 people can attend

  • Dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance will also take place on April 25 
  • People will have to register for the dawn service and march
  • Announcement was made after the biggest easing of restrictions

Melbourne‘s Anzac Day march will go ahead after the Victorian Government confirmed 5500 people can attend.

The dawn service and commemorative services at the Shrine of Remembrance will also take place on April 25 with smaller numbers.

People will have to register for the dawn service and march.

Only 1400 people will be allowed at the dawn service and the march will feature 5000 veterans, plus 500 support staff.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, the day after the state government confirmed the biggest easing of restrictions since the pandemic started.

The numbers cap for Sydney’s Anzac Day march on April 25 has been bumped from 500 to 5000 people, with up to 10,000 spectators (pictured, the event in 2019)

The government wants Victorians to stay local when possible on Anzac Day, saying hundreds of RSL and local services will also take place.

Shrine of Remembrance events such as the dawn service will be live streamed.

The announcement follows weeks of speculation about whether veterans would be able to march on Anzac Day.

There was no march last year because of Victoria’s first coronavirus lockdown.

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