This year’s Anzac Day marks the 103rd Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in World War I by a Commonwealth force which included the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The shared experience of the ANZACs formed the “ANZAC legend”, which has become an important part of the national identity of both nations. The Anzac Day service not only honours those who fought at Gallipoli, but also acknowledges and commemorates the service and sacrifice of all the men and women who have served in the New Zealand and Australian Defence forces, their allies and former adversaries in wars and peacekeeping.

The 2018 Anzac Day Service will take place on Wednesday 25th April at 06:30 in Seoul and 10:30 in Busan.  All members of the public are invited to join either of these services and are welcome to lay wreaths or poppies.  Ex-Servicemen/women and relatives are also welcome to march onto the parade for the event in Busan.

The Seoul service will be followed by a guest-only breakfast at the War Memorial’s Wedding Hall. There are limited places available at the breakfast for members of the public. Members of the New Zealand community wanting to attend the breakfast should send an e-mail with the ‘Anzac Day Breakfast’ in the subject line to the New Zealand Embassy at You will be advised by return email if you have secured a place at breakfast.

  • Anzac Day Service in Seoul Wednesday 25 April at 6:30am Korea War Memorial, Main Hall
  • Anzac Day Service in Busan Wednesday 25 April at 10:30am Symbolic Area, UNMCK (United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea)