This coming Tuesday the 25th is Anzac Day - a day we commemorate the soldiers killed in war and honour the servicemen and women who returned back home. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers, otherwise known as the Anzacs, on the Gallipoli Peninsula back in 1915.
Below you'll find your guide to all the Anzac Services near you.
TOOWOOMBA GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE ANZAC Day Service Sunday 23rd April – 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
DRAYTON and TOOWOOMBA Cemetery ANZAC Day Service Sunday 23rd April – 03:00 AM – 03:45 AM at the Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery, 452 South Street, Toowoomba. Disabled access available.
TOOWOOMBA'S three Anzac Day Services for 2017 are scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday 25th – Dawn Service of Remembrance, Mother’s Memorial from 5:20am
- Tuesday 25th – Citizens’ Wreath Laying Ceremony, Mothers’ Memorial from 9:00am
- Tuesday 25th – Morning Service, Mothers’ Memorial from 10:00am
Accordingly, the road closures to enable these ceremonies to occur for Tuesday 25th April 2017 are as below:
Between Ruthven Street & Hume Street 04:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Between Hume Street & Lindsay Street 04:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Between Russell Street & Union Street 04:30 AM - 05:30 AM
Between Hume Street & Neil Street 04:30 AM – 05:30 AM
Church Street (local traffic only)
Between Hume Street & Neil Street 04:30 AM – 05:30 AM
Between Margaret Street & Burns Street 04:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Between Margaret Street & Clopton Street 04:30 AM – 12:30 PM
HIGHFIELDS ANZAC Day Dawn Service Highfields Cultural Centre, 3 Community Court, Highfields, 05:15 AM
OAKEY ANZAC Day Services Oakey War Memorial, Corner Campbell & McDonald Streets, Oakey, 05:15 AM - 11:00 AM. The Dawn Service commences at 5:25 AM followed by Gunfire Breakfast at Oakey RSL Club. 9:40 AM March from Oakey Railway Station with Citizens Commemoration Service at 10:00 AM. All welcome. Disabled access available.
CROWS NEST ANZAC Day Dawn Service Centenary Park, Charlotte St, Crows Nest, 05:30 AM – 07:30 AM. Disabled access available.
Millmerran ANZAC Day Dawn Service Millmerran Anzac Park, Herbert Street, Millmerran, 05:30 AM. Dawn Service at the Anzac Memorial Park at 5:30 AM followed by refreshments in the ANZAC Room of the Cultural Centre. Assemble in front of Millmerran Meats, Campbell Street, Millmerran at 9:40 AM. March to proceed at 10:00 AM to the Cultural Centre. Stop at the Cenotaph for the Wreath Laying and the Salute taken. Disabled access available.
CLIFTON ANZAC Day Dawn Service Cenotaph, Edward Street, Clifton, 05:30 AM – 07:00 AM. 5:30 AM Dawn Services commences at the Cenotaph on Edward Street. 6:00 AM a Gunfire Breakfast will be held at the Senior Citizens Hall, Meara Place, Clifton. All welcome. Disabled access available.
DRAYTON ANZAC Day Dawn Service Drayton Memorial Hall, 39 Brisbane St, Toowoomba, 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM. 7:00 AM March attendees form up at Drayton Memorial Hall in Lynch Street, Brisbane Street will be closed off from 7:00 AM. 7:30 AM participants march to Drayton Soldiers' Memorial Park. 7:30 AM Service commences at Drayton Soldiers Memorial Park. Service concludes at 8:00 AM with a gold coin donation - sausages on bread available in the park - free for Veterans and Serving Members. All proceeds will be donated to the Drayton State School P&C. Drinks are also available at minimal cost. All welcome. Disabled access available.
CECIL PLAINS ANZAC Day Dawn Service: at Cecil Plains Library, Taylor Street, Cecil Plains, 09:45 AM. Assemble at the Cecil Plains Historic Museum. 10:00 AM March from Cecil Plains Historic Museum to the Henry Stuart Russell Park for the service, wreath/book laying followed by lunch at the Henry Stuart Russell Park Taylor Street, Cecil Plains.
GREENMOUNT ANZAC Day Dawn Service Greenmount Memorial Hall, Ramsay Street, Greenmount, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM next to the post office in Greenmount. March commences at 9.45 AM at the bottom end of Ramsay Street. Service starts at 10:00 AM, followed by morning tea at the Greenmount Memorial Hall. All welcome. Disabled access available.
CROWS NEST ANZAC Day Commemoration Service will be at Centenary Park, Charlotte St, Crows Nest, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Disabled access available.
HIGHFIELDS ANZAC Day Commemoration Service Highfields Cultural Centre, 3 Community Court, Highfields, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Disabled access available.
CLIFTON ANZAC Day Mid-morning Service at Clifton Seniors Hall, 1 Meara Place, Clifton, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM. A March from Clifton Pool to Cenotaph, Edward Street at 10:45 AM. The Service commences at 11:00 AM at Cenotaph and concludes at 12:00 PM with a BBQ lunch at Senior Citizens Hall, Meara Place. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Disabled access available.
SOUTHERN DOWNS 2017 ANZAC Day services will be held across the region as follows:
5:20am Dawn Service, Leslie Park Cenotaph, Warwick
8:45am Ceremony at War Graves Cemetery, Wentworth Street
9:30am Ceremony at Eden Gardens Memorial Park, Little Warner St, Warwick
10:45am March commences from the Warwick RSL
11:00am Service at Leslie Park Cenotaph, Warwick (followed by luncheon at RSL), Stanthorpe
5:30am Dawn Service, Weeroona Park War Memorial, Marsh St, Stanthorpe, (Followed by a Gunfire Breakfast, Stanthorpe RSL Club)
7:30am Service at Wall of Remembrance, Stanthorpe RSL Club
10:30am Parade, corner Maryland &Folkestone Streets to Marsh St, Stanthorpe
10.50am Civil Service, Stanthorpe RSL Services Club, 46 Marsh St, Stanthorpe
11:30am Wreath Laying Service, Weeroona Park War Memorial, Marsh St, Stanthorpe, Allora
5:30am Dawn Service, Allora War Memorial Gardens, Warwick St, Allora
6:00am Gunfire breakfast at the Allora RSL
9:30am Service at the Allora Cemetery, Allora-Clifton Rd, Allora
10:45am Parade from Herbert St to the Allora RSL
11:00am Commemorative Service at the Allora War Memorial Gardens, Warwick St, Allora
KILLARNEY and TANNYMORE:
*Monday 24 April Cemetery Service at 4:30 PM
Tuesday 25 April there will be a Dawn Service at 5:30 AM at the Killarney Cenotaph. 8:00 AM a Service at the Tannymore Cenotaph. A March from Pat Bush Park, Killarney is at 9:00 AM and a Service at Killarney Cenotaph at 9:30 AM.
YANGAN and EMU VALE 7:30 AM March from King Street, Yangan. 8:00 AM Service at Yangan School of Arts and at 9:00 AM a Service at Emu Vale Memorial Hall.
LEYBURN and PRATTEN at 5:30 AM there will be a Dawn Service at Pratten Heritage Park, with a Gun Fire breakfast to follow at Fire Shed. 5:45 AM Dawn Service at Leyburn RSL. A 9:15 AM March commences from McIntyre Street to Liberator Park in Leyburn. And a 9:30 AM Service at Liberator Park in Leyburn followed by two-up and luncheon at the RSL.
WALLANGARRA Dawn Service at 5:30 AM. The Dawn Service will be in front of the Wallangarra RSL Hall, Barawell St, Wallangarra. 11:30 AM will see the parade starting from the Wallangarra RSL Hall, Barawell Street to the Wallangarra Jennings Progress Association (WJPA) Hall, Merinda Street. At 12:00 PM will be the Commemorative Service at the WJPA Hall, Merinda Street, Wallangarra.
Details of the ANZAC Day services across the region are also be available here.
LOCKYER VALLEY Anzac Day Services:
GATTON 4.15 AM for a 4:28 AM start at the Weeping Mothers Memorial, Littleton Park, Hickey Street, Gatton.
The march will start to form at 10 AM, adjacent to the Council office in North Street for a 10.30 AM start. The march will lead to the Boer War Memorial then to Littleton Park for a service. Vehicles will be available at the meeting point for transportation of ex-service personnel during the march with programs available on the day.
For more information, please contact Gatton RSL on 5462 1461.
FOREST HILL assembly for the Forest Hill Anzac march will be from 9am leading to Memorial Park for a 9.15am start to the service.
LAIDLEY Dawn Service arrival at 4.20am for a 4.28am start at the Anzac Memorial Park, Patrick Street, Laidley.
March assembly will be outside the Anglican Church, Ambrose Street from 10:00 AM for a 10.15 AM start
GRANTHAM / MA MA CREEK The Anzac Day service will commence at 7.30 PM at the Ma Ma Creek Community hall followed by a light supper. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Narelle Peach on 0438 787 508.
HATTON VALE a wreath laying and ceremony will be held at 7.30 AM at Hatton Vale Memorial, (corner Australia II Drive and Thallon Road.)
HELIDON assembly for the Helidon Anzac Day march and service will commence at 12.15 PM at the Helidon Railyard for a 12.30 PM start. All community groups and schools are invited to participate. The service and wreath laying ceremony will be held directly after the march.
Following the ceremony, the community is invited to the RSL and Community Centre for a luncheon and refreshments.
WITHCOTT assemble time 7.45 AM at the Withcott Memorial, Meadows Road, Withcott for an 8:00 AM start for the service and wreath laying and ceremony.
Service at Murphys Creek Grounds will commence at 10:00 AM followed by light refreshments.
LOCKYER VALLEY Anzac Day Road Closures:
North Street at intersection of William Street to Railway Street
Railway Street between Spencer Street & Crescent Street
Crescent Street between Railway Street & East Street
Old College Road at intersection with Hickey Street
Hickey Street at Old College Road & Park Lane
Wiggins Street between Crescent Street and North Street between the hours of 9.00am and 12.00pm
Ambrose Street between William and Spicer Street
Spicer Street between Ambrose and Patrick Street
Patrick Street between Spicer and Edward Street
Whites Road from John Street South to Patrick Street between the hours of 9.00am and 12.00pm
Railway Street at intersection of School Street
Turner Street at the Railway crossing between the hours of 12pm and 1pm
THE WESTERN DOWNS will be commemorating Anzac Day with the following services:
BELL Dawn Service will be held at 6:00 AM, Anzac Memorial Park, Dennis Street. A community breakfast will start at 8:00 AM being held at the RSL Sub Branch in Ensor Street.
BUNYA MOUNTAINS Commemoration Service at 8:00 AM opposite National Park Office, Bunya Avenue.
CHINCHILLA Kapyong Service, Korean War Memorial Service held before Anzac Day on Monday 24 April at 11:00 AM at the Chincjhilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall in Heeney Street.
Chinchilla Dawn Service will be held at 5:55am, Fuller Place, Heeney Street. A Gunfire Breakfast will follow the Dawn Service at the Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street.
The commemoration March is at 10:45 AM in Heeney Street, with the Commemoration Service at 11:00 AM at Fuller Place, Heeney Street.
Dalby Dawn March will take place in Patrick Street at 4:15 AM. The Dawn Service commences at 4:28 AM in Anzac Park, Patrick Street. The Commemoration March is at 9:30 AM Bell Park, Cunningham & Patrick Streets with the Commemoration Service at 9:45 AM Anzac Park, Patrick Street.
Dulacca Commemoration Service is at 8:45 AM in Roy Henderson Park on the Warrego Highway.
Jandowae Dawn Service 6:00 AM at Jandowae Memorial Hall corner of George and Market Streets. The Commemoration March at 11:30 AM Dalby Street, High Street and George Street.
The Commemoration Service at 12:00 PM with a Community Lunch to follow the Commemoration Service. Both the Service and the lunch will be held at the Jandowae Memorial Hall corner of George and Market Streets.
Kaimkillenbun Commemoration Service is at 8:30 AM with a morning tea to follow the Commemoration Service at Cumkillenbar Park in Isabelle Street.
Kogan there will be a breakfast at 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. The Commemoration March is 8:30 AM with the Commemoration Service at 9:00 AM. A Community Morning Tea will follow the Commemoration Service all at the Kogan Memorial Hall Park, Kogan-Condamine Road.
Meandarra Dawn Service is at 5:30 AM. The Opening of new exhibition ‘The Light Horse’ is at 9:30 AM – both the service and the exhibition are at the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street. The Commemoration March is at 10:00 AM, Meandarra State School, Sara Street. Commemoration Service at 10:30am, Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street with a Community Lunch* at 12:00 PM being held at Meandarra School of Arts Hall, Sara Street.
Miles Dawn Service starts at 5:45 AM in Anzac Park, Corbett Drive. The Commemoration March is at 11:00 AM in Murilla Street, with the Commemoration Service at to be held at 11:15 AM Anzac Park, Corbett Drive.
Tara Dawn Service commences at 5:30 AM with a Community Breakfast at 6:20 AM both in Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street. Commemoration March at 10:00 AM in Day and Fry Streets. The Commemoration Service at 10:40 AM followed by a Community Lunch* at 12:15 PM both in Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street.
Wandoan Dawn Service is being held at 5:30 AM W.O’Sullivan Memorial Park, Henderson Road. Commemoration March is in Royd Street at 9:45 AM with the Commemoration Service at 10:00 AM. A Community Morning Tea will be at 11:00 AM. Both the Commemoration Service and the Community Morning Tea are being held in the Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road.
Warra Commemoration Service is at 9:00 AM followed by a Community Morning Tea both at the Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway.
* Cost associated
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