The day marking the countries’ participation in World War One is a time of remembrance and national pride.
As is tradition, many people rose early to attend dawn services. The day marks the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in World War One and remembers the thousands who lost their lives.
Historic images of military servicemen and women were projected onto a building in Sydney during its dawn service. The first Anzac Day commemorations were held on 25 April 1916.
The parade in Sydney was, for the first time ever, led by hundreds of female veterans. Other cities in Australia, including Hobart and Darwin, also saw women appear at the front of marches for the first time.
This year’s celebrations in Sydney also saw security measures stepped up. Concrete barriers were reinforced with steel to protect crowds against vehicle attacks.