ABC announces Anzac Day programming line up

On Anzac Day the ABC will have comprehensive broadcast coverage of all the commemorations, from local marches in towns and cities across Australia to services in Turkey and France.

From 4.25am AEST on ABC and ABC News 24, join host Michael Rowland live from Turkey and Virginia Trioli in Canberra along with ABC reporters at dawn services across Australia, as the nation wakes up on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Stephanie Brantz will also host coverage across the day live from Gallipoli on ABC.

The early morning live simulcast of Anzac Day events include the Anzac Dawn Service in Sydney, followed by the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

On ABC, Anzac Day marches in each capital city will be broadcast in every state and territory, while on ABC News 24, viewers can watch the Anzac Day National Ceremony from the Australian War Memorial.

Following the local marches, the TV simulcast will continue from 12.30pm on ABC and ABC News 24 of the Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Services. Coverage continues right throughout the afternoon from Gallipoli.

Just before 6pm AEST there will be the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove’s Address, followed by the Anzac Day Lone Pine Memorial Service. At 7pm, join us for a one hour ABC News special, hosted by Scott Bevan, live from Gallipoli, as well as full coverage of all the day’s highlights.

Featuring an extensive range of live and catch-up programming from across the week across all channels, ABC iview’s Anzac Collection will also include all the state marches for catch-up viewing.

ABC Radio will cover Anzac Day from all angles, with talk and music on RN and Classic FM, and live coverage of dawn services, both local, national and international on ABC Local Radio and NewsRadio. ABC broadcasters of Australian, New Zealand and Turkish heritage will present a series of special national broadcasts from the 2015 Anzac Centenary Services at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine, Gallipoli. Drawn from three ABC Radio Networks, our unique cross-cultural broadcast team includes Local Radio’s Richard Stubbs, RN producer Serpil Senelmis of Turkish-Australian heritage and triple j Content Director and former NZ Army Reserve Officer Ollie Wards.

Saturday Extra will cross to Fran Kelly on HMAS Anzac as it steams into Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service, and to our reporters in Anzac Cove itself.

ABC Anzac, our digital radio station also streamed online, will broadcast the local Australian and Gallipoli services.

ABC News Digital will provide minute-by-minute updates of the Anzac commemorations in Australia, Turkey and France throughout the day via our live blog hosted at The coverage will include stories from Australians marking the anniversary both at home and overseas. The best photos of the day will feature, as will video highlights.

Australians will be able to share their Anzac Day experiences via our social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On Twitter, the @ABCNews1915 project will give today’s Australians a sense of the experiences of those who went ashore 100 years ago.

Gallipoli the first day: Centenary Edition app tells the story of the first day of the Gallipoli Campaign in gripping detail. The tablet app, based on the AFI Award-winning documentary originally published online in 2009 has been completely remastered edition and produced with support from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The free app is available worldwide through the Apple, Google and Windows App Stores.

For information about the ABC’s full Australia Remembers coverage across TV, radio and online click here. A summary of programming is also available here.

On ABC, the local Anzac Day marches are at:
NSW 9.00am – 12.30pm
ACT 10.30am – 12.30pm (National Ceremony)
VIC 9.00am – 12.30pm
TAS 10.30am – 12.30pm
QLD 9.30am – 12.30pm
SA 9.00am – 12.30pm
NT 10.45am – 12.30pm
WA 9.20am – 12.00pm

ABC and ABC News 24 Coverage Highlights (AEST):
4.25am – 5.30am ABC News Breakfast: Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney
5.30am – 6.00am Anzac Day National Dawn Service from Canberra
12.30pm – 1.30pm Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service, Turkey
1.30pm – 2.30pm Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service, France
5.55pm – 6pm Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove’s Address
6.00pm – 7.00pm Anzac Day Lone Pine Memorial Service, Turkey
7.00pm – 8.00pm ABC News Special

ABC Local Radio
5.28am – 6.05am Local Radio’s coverage of dawn services includes local services and the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial with Louise Maher
8.30am – 9.00am Anzac Special with Richard Stubbs, Serpil Senelmis and Ollie Wards in Turkey
9.00am – 11.30am Local Anzac Day coverage
11.30am – 2.00pm Gallipoli Dawn Service with Richard Stubbs, Serpil Senelmis and Ollie Wards in Turkey

5.30pm – 7.00pm Lone Pine Service with Richard Stubbs, Serpil Senelmis and Ollie Wards in Turkey

ABC Classic FM
Classic FM will broadcast a series of concerts across the day, celebrating the music of WWI, including Gallipoli Songs at 7pm and the Gallipoli Concert Series continues at 1pm and 8pm.

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