Orange's Anzac Day dawn and morning services look likely to return after COVID-19 forced their historic cancellation last year.
However the marches through Orange are unlikely to be held under current coronavirus rules.
The City of Orange RSL sub-branch has lodged an application for the events in Robertson Park and road closures for the marches with Orange City Council just in case the rules change before April 25.
It has been recommended council approve the events.
The problem we have with the march is we just can't control the spectatorsChris Colvin, president Orange RSL sub-branch
Sub-branch president Chris Colvin said it was likely restrictions of 3000 people would be placed on each service in Robertson Park.
He said they were planning for 2500 tickets to be available to the public for each service on a first-come, first-served basis.
People would need to perform the COVID QR code sign in at the venue.
About 5000-6000 people usually attend the Dawn Service in Orange and up to 14,000 people attend the 11am service.
"It is still up in the air at the moment, nothing is in concrete" he said.
Mr Colvin also said it was likely the Dawn Service would be moved from its regular 5.30am time to 6.30am.
He said that would mean the service would not be in the dark and would help people see to sign in.
Mr Colvin said the sub-branch would retain about 500 tickets for each service to provide to their guests, officials and performers.
He said they were looking at inviting two students, and one teacher or carer, from each school in the Orange region who would receive tickets from the sub-branch allocation.
"The problem we have with the march is we just can't control the spectators," he said.
Mr Colvin said given the number of people who attended the last Anzac Day commemoration in Orange in 2019 he expected the tickets would quickly be snapped up.
However, he said anyone who missed out was encouraged to have a driveway commemoration at 6am, just like last year when the pandemic forced the cancellation of all public services.
"It worked last year, it was absolutely fantastic," he said.
That also saw students playing instruments outside their homes.
Mr Colvin said the Anzac Day committee would meet this week.
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