Merseylink town services will not be operating Saturday, April 25. The Hospital Link service between Burnie and Latrobe is the only service that will be running on Saturday due to the Anzac Day public holiday. Normal services will return on Monday 27 April.
Due to COVID-19, Anzac Day dawn services, and marches have been cancelled in the interest of everyone’s health and safety.
There are still many meaningful ways to commemorate Anzac Day at home.
Light Up the Dawn
RSL Australia has created a campaign called Light Up the Dawn which encourages Australian’s to unite and recognise past and current armed service personnel by standing in their driveway at 6 am with a candle and observing one-minute silence together.
Join the nationwide moment of silence to honour those who have served in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping missions by pledging your participation by attending this Facebook Event.
Watch the National Dawn Service
ABC TV and iView will be streaming the national commemorative service live from the Australian War Memorial.
Check on a mate
Invoke the Anzac value of mateship by reaching out to someone who might be alone this Anzac Day. Check to see how a friend or family member is feeling.
Ideas for kids
Keep kids involved with some educational activities that will help them understand the significance of Anzac Day.
- Bake Anzac cookies and learn about their history
- Make poppies and learn about their symbolism
- Learn about the symbols of commemoration
Although this Anzac Day will be much different from past years, we will still stand together to remember the sacrifices of those who have served Australia.
More information about Anzac Day 2020 can be found at anzacportal.dva.gov.au