ANZAC Day has grown in importance over the last decade or so, with only a handful of soldiers from World War II still with us, the many people that sacrificed their lives in Vietnam and the growing acknowledgement of soldiers who are still serving our country overseas.
This ANZAC Day, make the time to attend a dawn service or parade, being put on by the RSL WA in many locations around the state.
If you cannot make a dawn service on ANZAC Day, Esperance's 747 Triple M will be broadcasting the Esperance Dawn Service from around 5:30am.
SOUTH EAST COAST
5.50am Parade form up at Esperance Post Office. 5.55am Step off. 6.00am Dawn Service, Town Memorial, Dempster Street, followed by Rotary Gunfire Breakfast.
10.30am Parade assembles at beach end of Andrew Street. 10.40am Vehicles move off. 10.45am Marchers form up, parade step off, main Service followed by Lions Club BBQ lunch.
- Parking: RSL Carpark.
5.30am Assemble at Cenotaph. 5.45am Dawn Service, followed by Fair Dinkum Diggers Breakfast at Town Hall.
9.45am Assemble for March, Country Kitchen, Ravensthorpe. 10.00am Service at the Memorial in Ravensthorpe.
11.00am Morning tea at Ravensthorpe District High School assembly area, followed by a BBQ at Ravensthorpe Golf and Bowling Club.
5.30am Dawn Service at the Memorial, Abel Street, Boyup Brook. Gunfire Breakfast, Town Hall following the Memorial.
10.15am March assembles outside the Commonwealth Bank, Abel Street. 10.40am March to War Memorial. 10.45am Memorial Service commences.
After the Memorial Service a late morning tea will be held at the Town Hall.
- Parking: Available at Council Carpark and at the back of the Town Hall on Cowley Street.
9.30am Assemble, Bridgetown Post Office carpark. 9.45am Step off, to War Memorial, Memorial Park, Bridgetown. 10.00am Service commences, Memorial Park. 10.45am Step off, to Bridgetown Post Office.
11.00am Light refreshments, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Lesser Hall.
4.30am Dawn Service, RSL Hall, 19 Spencer Street, Bunbury. Tea/coffee/biscuits provided at fall in.
5.45am March to ANZAC Park Memorial, Stirling Street. Live screens and extra seating for the elderly provided.
10.45am March, down Spencer Street via Stirling Street to Blair Street to Sound Shell for ANZAC Service. 11.00am Main Service, Bricknell Sound Shell.
5.45am Dawn Service, Busselton War Memorial. 6.15am Gunfire Breakfast, Busselton RSL Hall.
9.45am Parade/March form up and step off from Queens Street, Jetty end. 10.00am Service, Busselton War Memorial.
11.00am Refreshments and activities at Busselton RSL complex.
- Parking: Dawn Service – Adjacent parks close to Memorial plus street parking. Main service – Adjacent parks close to Memorial plus street parking. Both services have wheelchair access.
6.00am Dawn Service, Peppermint Grove Bach foreshore.
7.00am Gunfire Breakfast, Peppermint Grove Community Centre.
10.30am Parade form up, Forrest Road Capel, at Post Office. 10.40am Step off. 11.00am Service, RSL Hall, 7 Forrest Road Capel.
12.00pm Refreshments at RSL Hall.
6.00am Dawn Service, hosted by Collie – Cardiff RSL, Soldiers Park, Steere Street. Gunfire Breakfast at the Sub-Branch to follow.
10.40am Fall in for parade, step-off at Coles Carpark. March to Cenotaph. 11.00am Commemorative service, Soldiers Park.
2.00pm – 5.30pm Two-up and refreshments, RSL Hall.
6.00am Dawn Service, War Memorial, APEX Park, South West Highway, followed by Gunfire Breakfast at the Soldiers Memorial Hall, Bentley Street.
9.00am Main Service, form up, at Ayers Gardens, South West Highway. 9.30am Parade to RSL Memorial Park. 10.00am Service followed by sausage sizzle.
11.30am – Noon Service, RSL Hall, McLarty Street, followed by refreshments and two-up.
5.45am Parade (led by the Light Horse Troop), RSL Hall. 6.00am Dawn Service, Greenbushes Memorial.
7.00am Gunfire Breakfast, Town Hall (adjacent to Memorial).
6.00am Dawn Service, War Memorial, cnr Uduc Road and Young Street, followed by sausage sizzle at Town Hall.
10.00am Assemble for March outside Parton’s IGA, Uduc Road. Proceed to War Memorial for Service followed by refreshments in the Town Hall.
KARRIDALE – AUGUSTA
6.20am Dawn Service, RSL Memorial Park, corner York Street and Osnaburg Street, Augusta.
7.00am Gunfire breakfast.
10.45am Main Service.
11.30am Lunch in the Park, all welcome.
- Parking: Street parking available.
6.00am Dawn Service.
11.00am Memorial Service.
5.30am Dawn Service, Memorial Park, cnr of Willmott Avenue and Town View Terrace, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at Margaret River Districts Social Club, Tunbridge Street.
11.15am Parade/March from Reuther Park, cnr of Bussell Highway and Wallcliffe Road, to Memorial Park.
Main Service followed by fellowship at Social Club, including two-up.
6.00pm ANZAC Eve Dinner, RSL Hall.
5.45am Dawn Service, Nannup War Memorial.
7.00am Gunfire Breakfast, RSL Hall.
11.00am Main March, War Memorial.
12pm Refreshments, RSL Hall.
- Parking: Grange Road – Dawn Service. Cross Street (opposite RSL Hall) – Main Service.
6.00am Dawn Service, RSL Memorial Park. 6.15am Light refreshments, RSL Library.
10.15am March form up, Pemberton Post Office. 10.45am Main Service, RSL Memorial Park.
12.00pm Gunfire Breakfast, RSL Library.
- Parking: Main Street.
5.00pm ANZAC Eve Service, Coolup War Memorial, followed by light refreshments.
6.00am Gunfire Breakfast, Pinjarra RSL.
9.00am Service at Bedingfeld Nursing Home.
10.30am ANZAC Parade form up, Henry Street, Pinjarra. 10.45am Parade step off. 11.00am Service, Pinjarra War Memorial.
WAROONA – HAMEL
6.00am Dawn Service.
7.00am Gunfire Breakfast at Memorial Hall.
10.45am Parade from Memorial Hall to Waroona War Memorial. 11.00am ANZAC Day Service at Waroona War Memorial.
- Parking: Parnell Street Oval.
5.45am Marchers assemble, 300m South of War Memorial. Assemble, War Memorial. 5.55am Dawn Service followed by Gunfire Breakfast.
5.30am Dawn Service: MT Clarence.
6.00am Gunfire Breakfast, Albany Entertainment Centre.
10.00am ANZAC Day Parade, York Street.
10.30am ANZAC Memorial Service, ANZAC Peace Park.
- Parking: General parking available at Albany Entertainment Centre car park. ACROD parking available adjacent to ANZAC Peace Park.
5.40am Dawn Service, Denmark Memorial, cnr South Coast Highway and Horsley Road. Followed by Gunfire Breakfast, Norm Thornton Park.
10.30am Form up at Denmark RSL Hall, Strickland Street. 10.40am March to Denmark Memorial.
11.00am Fly-past and traditional service followed by a light lunch at RSL Hall.
- Parking: Within CBD and carparks.
10.30am Marchers assemble at Library carpark, Lowood Road. 10.45am Service and wreath laying, War Memorial, followed by main service in the District Hall.
Afterwards a community morning tea at MT Barker Bowling Club.
Late lunch for veterans and families at RSL rooms, Booth Street.
- Parking: Ample parking available.
6.00am Dawn Service at War Memorial.
Followed by Gunfire Breakfast at RSL Shed.
10.50am March form-up, Walpole Recreation Centre. 11.00am Service (includes wreath laying, music and reading) at the War Memorial, cnr of Pier Street and Latham Avenue, then refreshments at the Community Hall.
6.00am Dawn Service, Boulder, Loopline Park.
6.30am Gunfire Breakfast, RSL Club, Piesse Street.
9.00am March from RSL Cub down Burt Street.
9.30am Ceremony at Loopline Park.
10.00am Drinks, RSL Club.
12.00pm Lunch, RSL Club.
- Parking: Boulder RSL Club, Piesse Street.
6.00am Dawn Service, War Memorial next to Railway station, followed by Gunfire Breakfast, Kalgoorlie Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Dugan Street.
10.45am Fall in opposite St Barbara’s Square for March along Hannan and Wilson Streets to War Memorial.
11.30am Commemorative Service at War Memorial followed by refreshments at Ex-Servicemen’s Club.
- Parking: Limited parking at War Memorial. Parking in streets nearby.
5.45am Dawn Service followed by Gunfire Breakfast.
10.45am March from the old Fire Station, followed by Service at the Memorial, then refreshments in Kambalda Club.
- Parking: At rear of Club and on the street opposite the Bowling Green.
5.30am Dawn Service, Memorial Park, then Gunfire Breakfast, White House Hotel.
11.00am Main Street March, Memorial Park.
10.45am Service held at the Memorial in Hooper Park.
- Parking: Next to Hooper Park.
6.00am Dawn Service, Mukinbudin War Memorial, Maddock Street. Gunfire Breakfast to follow.
9.30am Service, Bencubbin War Memorial, Bencubbin Recreation Centre. Morning tea to follow.
11.00am Service, Beacon War Memorial, Lucas Street. Morning tea to follow.
5.40am Form up, Post Office. Dawn Service, Cenotaph, Vincent Street.
6.30am Gunfire Breakfast, RSL Hall, Forrest Street.
10.30am Form up, RSL Hall. 10.45am Service, Cenotaph. 12.00pm Light lunch, RSL Hall.
6.00am ANZAC Service, Memorial Park, Bannister Road, Boddington. Gunfire Breakfast at completion of ANZAC Service, RSL Hall, Hotham Road, Boddington.
- Parking: Street parking is available.
5.45am Assemble at Memorial Park, Brookton Highway. 6.00am Dawn Service. 7.00am Gunfire Breakfast, RSL Rooms, Robinson Road.
10.15am Marchers assemble at Fire Station. 10.27am March off. 10.30am Commemoration Service. Morning tea follows Commemoration Service.
7.30am ANZAC Service
11.00am ANZAC Parade and Service, Cunderdin War Memorial, Main Street.
10.45am March from Shire Hall. 11.00am Service, Darkan Memorial, followed by lunch at the Men’s Shed.
6.15am Dawn Service, Hyden Memorial Gardens. Followed by Gunfire Breakfast.
5.30am Dawn Service, Town Memorial, Carew Street.
- Parking: Cliff Street and Carew Street.
8.00am Service, RSL Hall, followed by Gunfire Breakfast.
10.00am Muradup service, war memorial, followed by morning tea at Muradup Hall.
6.15am Dawn Service, Yeerakine Rock, followed by March and ceremony, ANZAC Memorial Garden next to Town Hall, Kondinin.
Gunfire Breakfast afterwards.
Service will include the iconic laser cut 3.2m high steel silhouette statue of a horse mounted against the sunrise, representing the WWI Light Horseman from the Kondinin area.
- Parking: Bottom of Yeerakine Rock located 8kms on left along Sloan Road (2kms east of town) from its intersection with Brookton Highway.
5.30am Dawn Service and Gun Breakfast. Form up at cnr of Bates and Barrack Streets to a service at War Memorial, Barrack Street.
10.45am Parade to Cummins Theatre for Main Service. Morning tea to follow.
5.50am Dawn Service.
9.45am March off to Memorial Park to Williams Road. 10.00am ANZAC Service commences.
6.00pm Bugle sounds Last Post at Northam Memorial Hall.
5.55am March off outside Northam Post Office. 6.00am Dawn Service, Northam Memorial Hall.
6.45am Gunfire Breakfast, Northam Memorial Hall.
10.20am Parade form up between Home Timber & Hardware and Minson Avenue. 10.40am Step off. 11.00am Service at Northam Memorial Hall.
11.00am Service at Shire Memorial, Main Street, Quairading.
At completion of service a bring and share lunch will be held at the Quairading Club.
- Parking: Ample Parking at Memorial and Main Street.
6.00am Dawn Service, War Memorial, Anzac Avenue. 6.30am Gunfire Breakfast, Clinton Street.
10.45am Parade and Service.
12.00pm Refreshments, Toodyay Club.
6.30am Dawn Service, Wagin War Memorial.
11.00am Parade and Service.
8:00am Ceremony at the RSL Hall Courtyard. Followed by morning tea in the hall.
5.30am Assemble, War Memorial. 5.45am Service, followed by Gunfire Breakfast.
5.45am Gather at MT. Brown Lookout. 6.00am Service.
7.00am Breakfast at RSL Hall, Avon Terrace.
10.30am Form up point at RSL Hall. 10.45am March off. 10.58am Arrive at War Memorial. 11.00am Ceremony commencement. 12.00pm Ceremony concludes.
12.30pm Lunch and refreshments, RSL Hall.
METRO AREA (HIGHLIGHTS)
5.15am Parade assembles at Armadale RSL. 5.20am Parade form up, 1 Commerce Avenue. 5.30am Parade marches off. 5.40am Dawn Service commences.
7.00am Gunfire Breakfast.
6.45am Personnel form up at top gate.
7.00am Dawn Service at main lawn. 7.45am Gunfire Breakfast in War Memorial, Town Hall.
- Parking: ACROD parking outside Civic Centre, Main Entrance. All other parking on and off street around the Civic Centre.
5.30am Dawn Service, Monument Hill, Fremantle.
10.15am ANZAC Parade through Fremantle.
5.45am Dawn Service, Ocean Reef Memorial, Boat Harbor Quays, Ocean Reef.
6.30am Gunfire Breakfast, Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club, no bookings required.
Parking: Parking at Ocean Reef Marina, no charge.
5.30am Dawn Service.
7.00am Gunfire Breakfast, City of Mandurah RSL Sub-Branch, 22 Third Avenue.
9.30am Main service, parade form up on Pinjarra Road.
10.30am Parade step off. Service at Mandurah War Memorial. On completion of March public are invited back to the RSL for fellowship.
- Parking: Available on Hall Park adjacent to the Memorial off Leighton Street. Access parking is available for those with an ACROD sticker. Members of the SES will be directing parking.
5.45am Dawn Service, Memorial, cnr of North Beach Road and Kitchener Street. The area is wheelchair friendly but with limited seating.
- Parking: Attendants will be in position on both North Beach Road and Kitchener Street.
APRIL 20 - 24
Sunset Service 5.00pm - 5.30pm. Held over five evenings. Different theme every night.
Dawn Service 5.50am - 7.00am at State War Memorial, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden.
Gunfire Breakfast 7.00am - 9.00am at Stirling Gardens, cnr St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth City. The community is invited to attend a Gunfire Breakfast for a gold coin donation, to share the spirit of ANZAC Day. The event will cater for up to 2,000 people.
March 9.00am through Perth City Streets. The Australian Defence Force will step off from the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace at 9.00am, followed by veteran-carrying vehicles and military jeeps, and the Ex-Services Unit, Corps, Regimental Associations. The March will head east along St Georges Terrace, turn right onto Victoria Avenue and into Langley Park.
Commemorative Service 11.00am - 11.45am at Langley Park. The March will enter Langley Park off Victoria Street. The Commemorative Service program will feature the Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band and choir brought together from the Perth Modern School Choirs, Chorus Angelicus, Phoenix and Schola Cantori.
6.00am Dawn Service on the grassed area outside Dôme Café presided over by Australian Navy Officers. Children’s activities at Kingston Barracks include biscuit baking, Marches and writing postcards to soldiers. Early morning ferries will be available from Hillarys and Fremantle.
6.00pm All-night Vigil by 1 Wembley Downs Scout Group Commences.
6.00am All-night Vigil by 1 Wembley Downs Scout Group Concludes.
3.00pm ANZAC Day Ceremony commences with slow March by Wembley Downs Scout Group. Ceremony follows concluding with NZ and Australian National Anthems and adjourn to adjacent Hall for Afternoon Tea.