Dee Why hosts the biggest dawn service on the northern beaches, starting with a welcome speech by Invictus Games Gold Medalist, Ben Webb at 5.30am. A raised mainstage and large screen televisions along the beach point allow more than 10,000 attendees to view the service.
Run by the Dee Why RSL Club, this beachside commemoration will include chorus choirs, bagpipes and a brass band as well as the traditional bugle call. The Australian of New Zealand national anthems will be sung by Play School presenter Jay Laga’aia after 6am. For those driving to the event, free parking is available at the Coles, council and Dee Why Grand carparks from 4.30am. These are all within 15 minutes walking distance of the service.