The tradition of Anzac Day looks different for every Australian.
For some, the day involves a sombre march with relatives' medals pinned to the right breast, while for others it's about heading to the pub for a raucous afternoon of two-up.
At the Australian Heritage Hotel in Sydney on Thursday hundreds of punters crammed around the stage watching coins being tossed in the air.
It's become a tradition for Emily Myers and her group of friends to hit the hotel after attending the dawn service.
"I think it's the best day of the year," Ms Myers told AAP.
"You go to the dawn service, have bacon and egg rolls in the morning and then you come and play some two-up and everyone is in such good spirits."
Bets on the game were reaching up to $300 at the hotel early on Thursday afternoon with the crowd cheering and drinking through the 25C heat.
"By like 4pm people are doing $500 or $800 ... it's intense," Ms Myers said.
It was the first time Ms Myer's friend, Holly Montgomery, had seen two-up. She's originally from Perth but is now living in Brisbane.
"Anzac Day isn't a huge thing (in Perth)," Ms Montgomery told AAP.
"We just go to the beach, barbecue, have a chill, go to your dawn service - that's it. Whereas this is new. It's pretty cool. It's pretty fun."
Ms Montgomery was unsure if she'd place a bet.
"It's still early days, I'm still spectating. I will chuck on a little, cheeky $5 maybe," she said.
Spectators at the front of the crowd drum rolled on the stage for first timer Alex Agius' toss.
"I love the crowd's vibe, but obviously they weren't vibing me - I've lost first off," Mr Agius told AAP after hopping off the stage.
"I'll get back up. I love the camaraderie, everyone together. I love Anzac Day."
Australian Associated Press