ANZAC Day Dawn Service

In addition to traditional programming, towards the end of the service 12 permanent plaques will be unveiled; four on the north, south and east sides of the Monument. These plaques will forever display the names of Fremantle's 849 fallen soldiers and sailors from World War One.

As we anticipate large numbers of  descendants attending this service to honour their family members, as well as many other Australians and international guests wanting to commemorate this significant day, 5 screens will be installed in various locations across Monument Hill so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph. 

Start time: The Dawn Service will commence at 5.50am. 

End time: Expected conclusion of the service is approx. 7.00am. 



For the general public: We welcome you to our ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You do not need to register to attend. 

For relatives of the 849: [updated 24/04/15] At this stage the seating order is set. We still have some spare seats available. If you wish to be seated, please approach staff near the marquee on the morning although priority will be given to the elderly and infirm for the few remaining seats. Thank you for understanding.

For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service: The wreath laying order is now at capacity. If you wish to lay a wreath, you may do say after the Dawn Service concludes. (Please note that the cost and arrangement of wreaths is the responsibility of the wreath layer).



Early morning trains will be available on the Perth - Fremantle train line. The PTA has advised that trains to Fremantle will depart Perth Station from Platform 7 every 10-15 minutes from 3.50am. See for more information or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.

Public transport will be FREE for ALL passengers travelling on ANZAC Day. 

A private shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport people from the Fremantle Train Station to Monument Hill. Buses will collect passengers from Fremantle Station Stand 1 inside the bus depot right outside of the Fremantle Train Station. 

It must be noted that the private shuttle bus service does not offer disability access - the bus does not lower like a CAT bus and one must be able to traverse stairs. Please see below regarding drop off for disabled and elderly.

After the Dawn Service, the private shuttle bus service will be available to return passengers to the Fremantle Train Station where train services will run according to a public holiday timetable.The Fremantle CAT Bus will also be running from 10.00am. The route of the private bus service will include a stop on Queens Street for those wishing to visit Kings Square and/or the Fremantle CBD. 



We encourage people to use public transport if possible. If you must drive, FREE overflow parking will be available at Fremantle Park (entry and exit on Ellen Street).

Walking from Fremantle Park to Monument Hill: A crossing guard will be in place on Ord Street to assist those who have parked at Fremantle Park cross the road safely. Pedestrians are then encouraged to turn left onto Ellen Street, turn right on to Loukes Street and right on to High Street where they will find another crossing guard who will escort them safely across High Street to a convenient entry point to Monument Hill.

We ask that pedestrians, wherever they are walking from, make use of the crossing guards and the automated cross walks at traffic lights.

Shuttle service from Fremantle Park to Monument Hill: A private shuttle bus service (two buses staggered across the route) has been arranged to transport people from the Fremantle Park to Monument Hill. Priority will be given older passengers. The buses will stop on Ellen Street along the side of the Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.

It must be noted that the private shuttle bus service does not offer disability access - the bus does not lower like a CAT bus and one must be able to traverse stairs. Please see below regarding drop off for disabled and elderly. 

For those who park in streets surrounding the War Memorial, driveways must not be blocked and traffic (and emergency vehicles) must be able to traverse the street.




The entry for disabled and/or elderly drop off is via the entrance/exit on Knutsford Street. Traffic management personnel will monitor who is able to enter this area.

If you have a disability and are driving yourself to the service, please contact the City of Fremantle (see contact details below) to ensure that your name is on the parking list. Parking in the grounds of the Monument is very limited and is only available to participants in the service and the disabled.

Able bodied drivers are able to drop off disabled or elderly passengers up the top of this entrance point, quite close to the Monument. A turning circle will be marked out with witches hats and drivers, once they have dropped off their passengers, will be escorted out of the area by traffic management personnel and must find parking elsewhere (we recommend Fremantle Park).


For further information on our ANZAC Day events, contact Madison Lloyd-Jones, ANZAC Centenary Events and Program Officer, 08 9432 9728 or email

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The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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The 849

The 849

Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email
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