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What’s open on Anzac Day in Sydney?

Scrap staying at home on 25 April by getting out in the great outdoors or attending a service.

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Each year on 25 April, Sydneysiders take a moment to pay their respects to those who fought at Gallipoli in 1915.

From dawn services right across the city to spending the day on the harbour, these are just a few of the ways you can make the most of your Anzac Day this year.

Things to do on Anzac Day in Sydney

Explore the great outdoors

If the sun is out, you can't go wrong with a public holiday surrounded by nature. Visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or get out of the city and head to the Blue Mountains.

Have a harbour adventure

This wouldn't be a complete list if we didn't include some classic Australian water activities. Consider exploring Sydney Harbour via kayak or go jet boat riding.

Take a city tour

If you caught the dawn service in the city, then why not enjoy the rest of your day seeing Sydney as a tourist? You can catch a city to seaside bus tour, climb inside a Harley Davidson or see the Opera House from the inside.

Sydney Scenic Trike or Harley Davidson Tour
Sydney Scenic Trike or Harley Davidson Tour

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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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See Sydney's main attractions

New to the city and want to tick off those all-important Sydney sights? Look no further than an attraction pass with access to Taronga Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Sydney Tower Eye.

The Ultimate Sydney Attractions Pass
The Ultimate Sydney Attractions Pass

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Take a cruise

From a relaxed sightseeing cruise around Sydney to closing this Anzac Day with a sunset sailing over the harbour, climbing aboard a cruise on 25 April is a simple yet effective way to fill your itinerary.

Sydney Harbour Private Luxury Cruise with Gourmet Picnic
Sydney Harbour Private Luxury Cruise with Gourmet Picnic

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Join a 2022 Anzac Day Dawn Service

Start your Anzac Day nice and early with a visit to your local dawn service. This traditional service pays tribute to the brave troops who sacrificed their lives in Gallipoli and is typically held by RSLs at local war memorials.

Some popular places and their services times are below. Keep in mind that while they're free you may need to register to attend.

  • Balmain (Loyalty Square): 6am–7am
  • Petersham (Petersham RSL): 6am (doors open at 5.40am)
  • Sutherland (war memorial on Eton Street): 5:15am–7am
  • Cronulla (Cronulla Park): 5:30am–7am
  • Engadine (war memorial in the town square): 5:30–6:15am
  • Campbelltown (Mawson Park): 5:30am–6:10am
  • Concord (Pavilion of Honour in Queen Elizabeth Park): 5am–7am
  • Caringbah (war memorial): 4.20am
  • Woronora (RSL & Citizens Club, Prince Edward Park Road): 5.45am start

Be a part of the Anzac Day Sunset Service Ceremony

After a day spent exploring Sydney, return to the Cenotaph in Martin Place to take part in the Anzac Day sunset ceremony.

The schedule includes a short service honouring those who have fallen, the NSW Ambulance Service Band and a lowering of the flags. This is the conclusion of Sydney's official Anzac Day commemorations.

The service begins at 5pm.

What's open on Anzac Day in Sydney?

These are the Sydney sights and venues that are open for business on 25 April 2022.

Attractions open on Anzac Day in Sydney

AttractionAnzac Day trading hoursWhere to book
Taronga Zoo9:30am–5pmRedballoon
Sydney Opera House9am–11pmAdrenaline
Sydney Tower Eye10am–8pmAdrenaline
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo10am–4pmAdrenaline
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium9:30am–5pmAdrenaline
Chinese Garden of Friendship10am–5pmViator
Featherdale Wildlife Park9am–4pmRedBalloon

Restaurants, bars and cafes open on Anzac Day in Sydney

Looking for inspiration on where to dine on Anzac Day? We've listed a few of the many options below.

VenueAnzac Day trading hoursWhere to book
Nick's Seafood Restaurant11:30am–3pm and 5–10pmRedBalloon
Dalong Yi Hot Pot5pm–8:30pmGroupon
The Spice Lounge Indian Cuisine12:30pm–10pmGroupon
Ho Jiak11:30am–9:15pm
Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium11:30am–9pm
Red Pepper Bistro11am–10pm
Bathers' Pavilion11:45am–10pm
Jang Ta Bal5pm–11pm
Ho Jiak Town Hall11:30am–9:15pm
North Bondi Fish12pm–9pm
Alberto's Lounge5pm–12am
Totti's12pm–10pm
The Collaroy Hotel12pm–10pm
Opera Bar10am–11:30am
The Golden Sheaf Hotel10am–1am
Darlo Bar12pm–12am
Jackalberry7am–10pm
The Dolphin Hotel12pm–12am
Shuk6am– 5pm
Shuk Bakery6:30am–3pm
Gelato Messina Darlinghurst2pm–10pm
Gelato Messina Bondi2pm–10pm
Cuckoo Callay Surry Hills7:30am–3:30pm

Note: The above is accurate as of 4 April 2022. Public holidays may affect normal trading hours. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm their trading hours for 25 April 2022.

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