The big changes taking over this year's Anzac Day parade

Each Anzac Day, women proudly take their place in the parade. But this year, for the first time in its 102-year-old history, their place will be leading from the front.

"This is a way to show the community that veterans come in all shapes and sizes and genders," Sandra Lambkin from the Returned and Services League said.

Retired army major Kellie Dadds said women who've served are regularly challenged, even by other veterans.

"They're often questioned about whose medals they're wearing when in fact they're wearing their own," the Iraq and Afghanistan veteran said.

In this year's March, the Governor will lead female veterans, followed by the RSL State Council, then serving personnel.

Women will lead this year's Anzac Day march for the first time in its 102-year-old history. Source: Getty

In another change, descendents are being placed near the rear of the march because of their surging numbers.

"It's getting a little difficult to pick the veteran," Ms Lambkin said.

Last month, the RSL made the decision to ban children from the national Anzac Day parade.

The RSL’s ACT branch’s John King sent a letter to any participants hopeful of marching this year saying children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to take part, the ABC reported.

He added relatives of deceased veterans shouldn’t march, but they have not been banned.

The decision was made after the RSL was informed that public liability insurance wouldn’t cover children in the march.