All you need to know about Anzac Day - in 2020

Anzac Day is steeped in tradition. Anzac Day 2020 will be different.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines binding Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RSL shut down community commemorations last month.

RSL Queensland led the way and urged Australians to safely commemorate and take part in a dawn service by standing on their driveway or balcony at 6am on April 25.

And from there has grown a wave of inspired innovations - but we'll get to them.

 Crowds at the 2019 Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial. Picture: Karleen Minney.

Crowds at the 2019 Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial. Picture: Karleen Minney.

You can watch the National Commemorative Service live from the Australian War Memorial on ABC TV and iView from 5am tomorrow.

In Victoria, the RSL is keen to see your support. Just upload a picture of your dawn commemoration on the RSL's Facebook page.

RSL Queensland will stream a recording of the dawn service from 6am while RSL NSW will live-stream on their Facebook page from 10am.

Other states are also joining the Light Up The Dawn campaign. Check out RSL Tasmania, RSL SA/NT and RSL WA.

War memorial dawn service shifted inside for Anzac Day

Anzac Day will look very different at the Australian War Memorial this year, with a pared-back service to take place with a small amount of attendees at dawn, and no march of veterans in the morning.

Instead of the usual dawn service on the steps of the memorial facing out onto Anzac Parade in front of tens of thousands of people, if someone was to drive past at 5.30am on Saturday morning, there would be no external sign of the solemn ceremony inside.

Taking place in the commemorative area and hall of memory, the ABC's broadcast will begin at 5am, ahead of the official ceremony beginning at 5.30am.

Designed to coordinate with the #LightUpTheDawn social media campaign, the sounding of the Last Post and the minute's silence will take place when Australians have been encouraged to stand to attention at their driveways and front doors, a way of paying respects together, but also while obeying social distancing rules.

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