Experience AFL’s biggest home and away clash in 2021. We are pleased to offer a selection of Official Anzac Day AFL Packages, including match tickets, accommodation and hospitality pre and mid-game. Don’t miss watching Collingwood vs Essendon at the mighty MCG.
Commemorate the fallen at the AFL Anzac Day Blockbuster between Collingwood and Essendon in 2021.
The annual AFL Anzac Day clash is the second biggest game of the AFL season (behind the Grand Final) and is always an unforgettable experience. Two of the biggest clubs in the game will put everything on the line to pay tribute to our fallen Anzacs.Read moreRead less
You can experience the fierce rivalry first hand in 2021 with a Travel Package including Official Hospitality, match tickets, accommodation and extra travel services. Hospitality is the best way to warm up for the big game. Enjoy a special lunch and guest speakers at a nearby venue or onsite at the MCG, before strolling to your reserved seat. The match day commemorations begin with the Last Post followed by a moving 1-minute silence as almost 100,000 fans pay their respects to the fallen heroes of our time.
This match is a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and one you will treasure for years to come; no matter which team you support! Choose an Anzac Day AFL Package to enjoy the excitement.
We look forward to welcoming you to the mighty MCG in April 2021.
First inaugural match: 1995, the match ended in a draw with both teams scoring 111
2019 winner: Collingwood by 4 points
Most goals scored in a game: 9 (Sav Rocca of Collingwood)
Dual Anzac Medalists: James Hird and Scott Pendlebury (3)
Team with the most wins: Collingwood (15 wins of 24 matches)
The modern-day Anzac match was conceived in the mid-1990s by Essendon’s coach at the time, Kevin Sheedy. After serving two years in the Army, he considered the impact football had on Australians and the role it could play in tributing those who have served their country. Though matches had previously been played on Anzac Day, the first modern-day Anzac match between Collingwood and Essendon quickly became highly-anticipated with thousands flocking to the MCG to watch the big clash. With a whopping 94,825 fans in attendance, the crowd could be heard from more than 1 km away. This record-breaking attendance remains one of the highest attendances in AFL history.
The Anzac match has continued to grow in popularity throughout the years, with sell-out crowds attending each year. It is a day for Australian’s to celebrate in true Anzac spirit and pay tribute to those who have served the nation.
April is Autumn in Melbourne which means the days are getting cooler, you can expect highs of 21C and overnight lows of 12C. Sunset is around 5:40 pm, so we suggest dressing in layers, allowing you to enjoy the afternoon sun and keep warm as night approaches.
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and sits on the banks of the Yarra River. It’s home to many of Australia’s best-known landmarks including Melbourne Cricket Ground, NGV and Royal Exhibition Building. It is also the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. Melbourne’s growth was largely thanks to the discovery of gold in Victoria in mid-1851; diggers rushed to Melbourne causing a large population growth and heightened wealth. With this came a need for public infrastructure; large public buildings were erected including Parliament House, the Melbourne Gaol, the State Library, Melbourne Town Hall and St Patrick’s Cathedral.
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We are optimistic about travel opening up domestically in the next few months within Australia and travel to New Zealand permitted in September. After this, we expect travel to open within the Asia-Pacific region and globally by early 2021.
As such, our full range of packages, tours and services are now on sale for events taking place after 15 September 2020. In addition, events taking place in 2021 and 2022 are now on sale (such as The 150th Open Championship).
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