Challenging times call for innovative solutions and that’s what we saw this year at dawn on ANZAC Day.

The City of Nedlands and the Nedlands branch of the Returned and Services League (RSL) were disappointed having to cancel traditional ANZAC dawn services due to COVID-19 restrictions, but in true ANZAC style, veterans across the City donned their medals and stood at the end of their driveways (1.5 metres from family and neighbours) to pay homage to fallen comrades.

As we now know, the driveway tributes were a resounding success with candlelit vigils happening not only in Nedlands but right across the country.

Barry Nunn, Secretary of the Nedlands RSL, was overwhelmed by the number of residents who braved the chilly temperatures to pay their respects but hopes the traditional dawn ceremonies will return next year.
“It remains to be seen whether this new style of commemoration continues to be popular for those who are not able to make their way to Kings Park or to the Nedlands memorial for dawn services.”

In the meantime, the City would like to share the below photographs of residents, including City of Nedlands Mayor, Cilla de Lacy, paying their respects.

For more information on this event or other community events, please contact Sam Edwards, Community Development Officer (Events) on 9273 3634 or email