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.
Burleigh Heads Dawn Service
Attendees are asked to arrive at 4.15am at War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads Cenotaph, on the corner of Connor Street and Gold Coast Highway for a 4.28am service. There’ll be a short march from the newsagent at Connor Street to Cenotaph.
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Dawn Service
Assemble on the pathway behind Chris Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads at 5.45am with the march starting at 5.55am. A Gunfire Breakfast will be available for purchase from Twin Towns Services Club after the Dawn Service. There’ll be a short wreath-laying service at Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta at 6.30am.
Currumbin RSL Dawn Service
March assembles at 4.20am at Murraba Street in Currumbin and starts at 4.35am. This will be followed the dawn service at 5am at Elephant Rock on Currumbin Beach. A Gunfire Breakfast will be served at Currumbin RSL from 6.30am.
Mudgeeraba Dawn Service
To be held at the cenotaph in Elsie Laver Park on Railway Street in Mudgeeraba. There is no march, only a service at 5am followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Memorial Hall.
Runaway Bay Dawn Service
A dawn service will be held at the Anzac Memorial at the Runaway Bay RSL Sub Branch Cenotaph. Attendees asked to arrive at 4.45am for 5am start, no march. A Gunfire Breakfast available for purchase at Seagulls Rugby League Club.
Nerang Dawn Service
The 4.45am service only will be held at Nerang RSL Memorial Club at 69 Nerang Street and will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Nerang RSL, there will be road closures. A special holographic video presentation will be shown thanks to Nerang State high School.
North Gold Coast RSL Dawn Service – Helensvale
Attendees are asked to gather at 5.10am in Remembrance Park at 20-28 Discovery Drive in Helensvale, the service starts at 5.20am. There is no march, parking is limited and there will be breakfast available for purchase at Club Helensvale.
Southport RSL Dawn Service
March to form near the intersection of Short Street and Marine Parade from 3.30am for a 4.40am start. Proceeds along Marine Parade and ends up at Anzac Park with service at the cenotaph at 5am. A Gunfire Breakfast will be served at the Memorial Club from 5.45am.
Springbrook Dawn Service
A 5am dawn service will be held at the War Memorial in Centenary Park on corner of Springbrook Road and Carrick Road, Springbrook commencing at 5am. There is no march, and breakfast can be bought after the service in the community hall.
Surfers Paradise RSL Dawn Service
Attendees to fall-in outside Surfers Paradise RSL on Beach Road at 5.15am to march to the Esplanade in Surfers Paradise Beach for the dawn service at 5.30am. Afterwards a Gunfire Breakfast will be served at the RSL.
Upper Coomera/Maudsland Dawn Service
The dawn service will be conducted at the War Memorial in the gardens of QCWA Hall, 161 Maudsland Road. Attendees asked to arrive from 5am for a 5.30am start. A Gunfire Breakfast will be provided afterwards by the Helensvale Lions Club.
Burleigh Heads Citizens Service
The march is to assemble at 9.15am on the corner of West Street and James Street, Burleigh Heads for a 9.30 start down to War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads Cenotaph. The service will start at about 10am.
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Citizens Service
People will gather in Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads from 10am. The children’s parade will march at 10.25am with the main parade leaving from Boundary Street at 10.35am and ending at War Memorial in Chris Cunningham Park, where the service will be held at about 11am.
Nerang Citizens Service
The march will form at intersection of Nerang and Lavelle Streets at 9.15am and start at 9.40am from the intersection of Nerang and Lavelle Streets and conclude at the Cenotaph at about 10.20am. The main service will start at the cenotaph after the march arrives about 10.30am and will end about 11am.
Runaway Bay Citizens Service
The march to assemble at 9am at the Junior Rugby League Club on Morala Avenue in Runaway Bay and departs at 9.30am. A service to follow at 10am at the Anzac Memorial at the Runaway Bay sports ground.
Southport RSL Citizens Service
Attendees to gather near the intersection of Short Street and Marine Parade from 7.45am for a 8.40am march off along Marine Parade and then to Anzac Park with cenotaph service at 9am. The Southport RSL memorial club will be open to the public at 10am. There will be road closures and the RSL Sub Branch has asked those who are marching for first time to let them know.
Springbrook Citizens Service
The march to assemble at 10am at the general store on Forestry Road in Springbrook and starts at 10.15am and proceeds along Carrick Road to the cenotaph for the service. Refreshments are available for purchase after the service.
Upper Coomera Community Service
March will assemble at Coomera School of the Arts in Upper Coomera at 8am and start at 9am and proceed along Reserve Road to the cenotaph. A memorial service follows at 9.30am at the cenotaph at Charlie’s Crossing Road, Upper Coomera, with a community barbecue after the service at 10.30am at John Siganto Park. There will be road closures and detours in place.
Currumbin Mid-Morning Service
Attendees asked to assemble at 10.40am at Winders Park in Duringan Street at Currumbin. March starts at 10.55am with the mid-morning service beginning at 11.15am at the cenotaph at Currumbin RSL.
North Gold Coast RSL Mid-Morning Service - Upper Coomera
Service starts at 10.50am with a veteran’s march from the City of Gold Coast Community Centre car park in Upper Coomera and will proceed along the footpath to the memorial site at the corner of Abraham and Reserve Roads.
Robina Anzac Day Service
March will assemble at 8am in Arbour Lane at Robina Town Centre and starts at 8.30am heading across the road into the Robina Community Centre and the service runs from 9am to about 10am. Morning tea provided after the service.
Surfers Paradise RSL March and Civic Service
The noon parade will fall-in on The Esplanade, from the Soul building to Elkhorn Avenue from 11.30am. March starts at noon and goes through Surfers Paradise to the cenotaph in Cavill Park for the start of the civic service at 12.30pm.
Lest we forget.