Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and local authorities’ policies affecting public gatherings, the community Anzac Day Dawn Service usually hosted jointly by the Australian and New Zealand Embassies on 25 April will not take place this year.

We encourage members of the New Zealand community in China to privately observe this national day of remembrance honouring the service and sacrifice of all New Zealanders who have served their country in times of conflict.

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association will also host a virtual Dawn Service, which will be broadcast live on RNZ National (external link) from 2:00am Beijing time.

The New Zealand history of Anzac Day can be found at this link: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day-resources (external link).