Additional Information
Read more about the Anzac Day Parade on this website: CLICK HERE
You’ll be able to view the Order of March (draft) for the Parade as well as the March Protocols for participants.

I have queries, whom can I contact? 

Where the FAQ below does not answer your pre-application query, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on marshall@rslsouthqueensland.org

    About the Parade

  • Parade Day

    The 2021 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane will be held on Sunday 25 April. This year’s parade will be led by the Royal Australian Air Force and will recognise the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF formation which occurred on 31st March 1921.
    The Parade normally runs between 10am and 1pm. Volunteers will be required to be in the CBD at the following times to receive a brief from the Parade Chief Marshal:
    • Parade Marshals: Information Tent, Queens Park at 7.45am
    • Buggy Shuttle Drivers – King George Square Car Park, Level A at 8.30am
    All volunteers are expected to dress appropriately. Red and blue polo shirts will be supplied, and caps or hats will be made available.
    Specific information including the Parade map and on-site timings will be provided closer to the event.

    The ABC coverage of the 2019 Parade offers some insight into those participating in the event each year:

  • Why volunteer for the Anzac Day Parade?

    Support one of the largest veteran events in the city
    Personal and professional growth
    Giving back to your community
    Gaining valuable skills and practical experience
    Meeting new people and making new friends
    Training & development
    Make a major difference in the life of veterans by commemorating them

  • What types of volunteer roles are available?

    Volunteers are matched to roles based on their skills, knowledge and interests. We have specialist and general volunteering opportunities; Veteran Liaison, Information Booth, Association & Route Marshals are a few.

  • Do I need previous parade experience to volunteer?

    No, but we do value specialist skills. Livestock, Bands and Youth Marshals require additional experience, however the majority of roles do not need more than commitment and enthusiasm.

  • I am not a veteran, can I still volunteer?

    Yes, veterans primarily participate in the Anzac Day Parade and the majority of our volunteer cohort have no direct ties to the Australian Defence Force.

  • Are there any age restrictions? 

    The Anzac Day Parade Brisbane Committee accepts volunteers from 18 years and over. Youth volunteering is coordinated through uniformed associations such as Scouts Australia.

  • What happens after I apply to volunteer?

    After submitting an Expression of Interest through Seek Volunteer; CLICK HERE, we will provide an application form. A short individual get to know each other meeting is held in New Farm followed by a new volunteer group Parade Brief.

  • What training will I receive?

    The majority of roles are satisfied by the group Parade Briefs held throughout the year. However, buggy drivers are required to attend a familiarisation event in Yatala held early April.

  • Can I volunteer if I have a disability? 

    Where accompanied by a carer we would investigate any suitable roles within the Parade. Otherwise send an enquiry and we will see how your skills would complement roles within the Parade.

  • How We Will Support You

    We will ensure you receive the appropriate support to fulfill your allocated role, in advance or on the day.
    Water is available for volunteers and participants around the Parade. We look to obtain vouchers for local food outlets, however volunteers are not provided food.
    All volunteers will undertake a face to face briefing prior to the Parade.The Volunteer Coordinator is available to provide you with help and support on marshall@rslsouthqueensland.org
    Our regular newsletter will also keep you up to date on current events.

  • Can my company volunteer? 

    Yes, we already have RACQ as a corporate supporter supplying veteran transport drivers. By partnering with our event, Australian businesses can occasionally meet some of their corporate social responsibility goals through group volunteer opportunities for their employees.

  • Finally…

    What are three things I’ll wish I had brought with me to volunteer on parade day?
    A sense of humour, many veterans may have waited hours for their turn to march. A Poncho for wet weather, it can even happen in Queensland. Your ancestors’ medals, whether ADF or from another service, the volunteer marshals march round at the end of the Parade and it is an additional opportunity to honour their service.

    A heartfelt thank you once again for your interest in volunteering for the 2021 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane. The Parade is possible because of amazing people like yourself and we hope the time you spend with us is rewarding and meaningful to you.
    We look forward to working with you!

  • Special Requests

    Do you have any special skills or experience we could be made aware of? Let us know as soon as you can so we can ensure your personal qualities are matched to the most appropriate volunteer role.