Australian High Commission







Anzac Day 2017 Dawn Service – 25 April 2017

Tugu Negara, Kuala Lumpur

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli. The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will host the Anzac Day Dawn Service, at the Tugu Negara (National Monument), Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday 25 April 2017, at 6.30 am.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli, and alongside other British Commonwealth and French troops, began an ultimately futile seven month campaign against Ottoman forces. The sacrifices of the Gallipoli campaign forged an enduring bond between the people of Australia and New Zealand that remains to this day. 

It has become customary each year, on 25 April, for the people of both nations to commemorate their dead - in all wars and conflicts - and recognise the contribution made by all personnel who have or are serving in the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand.

The Dawn Service is open to all members of the public and those attending are requested to be assembled by 6.00 am for the service to commence at 6.30 am. Dress for the occasion will be lounge suit or smart casual for civilians (with medals if applicable) and ceremonial uniform, with medals, for military attendees. Guests are advised to apply mosquito repellent and carry a small torch. 

Sandakan Memorial Park, Sabah

An official Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at the Sandakan Memorial Park, Sabah on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, commencing at 5.30am. The Sandakan Memorial Park is located on the site of the Second World War Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp. It will be conducted by the Australian High Commission with the assistance of the local communities in Sandakan.

The service is open to the public. Those attending are requested to be assembled at 4.30 am for the service to commence at 5.30 am.

Georgetown, Penang

There will be an ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Tuesday 25 April 2017 at the WW1 Memorial Cenotaph located on the Esplanade in Georgetown, Penang. The Cenotaph is located at the ‘T’ junction formed by the roads: Jalan Tan Syed Sheh Barakbah and Jalan Padang Kota Lama. The service is open to public and it will commence at 6.30 am for approximately one hour.

Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017

The Government announced an increase to Notarial service fees in the 2016-17 Federal Budget, effective 1 January 2017.

Notarial service fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. 

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Please see here for the new fees.

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