Anzac Day Commemorations will be held in West Flanders on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

There will be a series of ceremonies organised in partnership with the Australian Embassy to Belgium and the local communities of Ieper (Ypres), Mesen (Messines), Zonnebeke and Comines-Warneton.

New Zealanders who are residing or travelling in Belgium are welcome to participate in the Anzac commemorations.

As in previous years, the New Zealand Embassy will organize a bus that will leave Brussels in the early morning of 25 April. Like last year, we are offering an extended programme, including attendance at the Dawn Ceremony at Passchendale (6am), commemorative ceremonies in Ieper (11am), Messines (130pm) and Comines-Warneton (4pm).

The bus will leave Brussels around 3am, and will return to Brussels by approximately 7:30pm. The bus is also able to make pick-ups and drop-offs at Ieper railway station.

The number of seats on the bus is limited. Registration forms can be obtained via email request to

Once your registration for the bus is confirmed, please book your ticket for the post Dawn Ceremony breakfast in Zonnebeke at (external link)

A copy of the ANZAC programme will be posted on the Embassy website and Facebook page, and will be emailed to confirmed participants closer to the day.