Here's A List Of All Anzac Day Services You Can Attend In Sydney

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Here's A List Of All Anzac Day Services You Can Attend In Sydney

Attending a Dawn Service to commemorate Anzac Day is a special Australian tradition.

If you are planning to head in to witness the Dawn Service or Anzac Day March in the CBD or would like to attend other services around Sydney, this is what you need to know.

CBD.

Anzac Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday, 25 April and is a time for the NSW community to come together and pay tribute to the first ANZACs and to all the brave servicemen and women who have since followed in their footsteps.

This year Sydney’s traditional ANZAC Day March through the CBD will run down Elizabeth Street to Liverpool Street. The Sydney CBD will again have four key commemorative events this ANZAC Day.

4:30am - Dawn Service (Cenotaph, Martin Place) - Dawn Service Map

9:00am – Anzac Day March (along Elizabeth Street) – ANZAC Day Sydney March Map

12:30pm - Commemoration Service (ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park)

5:00pm - Sunset Service (Cenotaph, Martin Place)

The dawn service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute’s silence, a Reveille played on a bugle and the laying of wreaths.

Events taking place later in the day include the Anzac Day march, the Coloured Diggers march, the commemoration service in Hyde Park and the sunset service ceremony in Martin Place.

Due to construction work in George Street for the light rail project, the Anzac Day march starts at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street and travels south on Elizabeth Street to Liverpool Street.

Road closures

  • Road closures and special event clearways are in place in the city on Wednesday 25 April from 2.30am to 6pm. Some roads reopen at 9am and 4pm.
  • For more information about road closures, visit Live Traffic NSW . You can also plan your trip at Transport for NSW .

 

About the Cenotaph

  • The Cenotaph’s sentinel statues, a bronze soldier and sailor standing proudly at either end, are carefully cleaned and maintained by the City.
  • Commissioned to commemorate the Australian soldiers and sailors who died during World War I, the Cenotaph was unveiled in 1929. The statues were sculpted by artist Sir Edgar Betram Mackennal, cast in Milan and dispatched from England in December 1928 
  • Sir Edgar Betram Mackennal used Private William P Derby (1870-1936) of the 15th Infantry Battalion and the 4th Field Ambulance Australian Imperial Force to model the soldier facing Pitt Street. The image of Royal Australian Navy Signalman John William Varcoe (1897-1948) was used for the sailor facing George Street.

 

Here is a list of RSL clubs around the state that will be hosting Dawn Services 

BASS HILL RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:30am

Dawn Service Location: Bass Hill RSL Club, 320 Hector St, Bass Hill for the Commemorative Service

March Time: 5:45am

March Location: Marchers form up at the Corner of Hector & Buist Sts, Bass Hill

March Route: Hector Street

Main Service Time: 5:45am

Main Service Location: Bass Hill RSL Club Cenotaph, 320 Hector Street, Bass Hill

 

BATLOW RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 6:00am

Dawn Service Location: BATLOW MEMORIAL PARK

March Time: 3:00pm 

March Location: FORM UP IN PIONEER STREET BATLOW

March Route: MARCH DOWN MEMORIAL AVE TO CENOTAPH AT MEMORIAL PARK, AT COMPLETION OF SERVICE MARCH BACK TO PIONEER STREET

Main Service Time: 3:15pm

Main Service Location: CENOTAPH MEMORIAL PARK BATLOW 

DINNER FOR INVITED MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN THE BATLOW RSL CLUB DINING ROOM AT 5.30PM

BEROWRA RSL SUB-BRANCH

March Time: 7am 

March Location: Form up Berowra Waters Road, adjacent to the Oval

March Route: Down Berowra Waters Road, Gully Road, to the Community Centre, Memorial. 

Main Service Time: 8am 

Main Service Location: Memorial at The Community Centre. 

After the Service, Breakfast at Club Berowra. Cost $5.00 per head, children under 10 years $2. Tickets may be purchased from Club reception, prior to Anzac Day.

 

BINGARA RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 6:00am

Dawn Service Location: Corner of Finch Street and Memorial Avenue Bingara NSW 2404 

March Time: 10:45am

March Location: Maitland Street Bingara NSW 2404

March Route: Corner of Cunningham and Maitland Streets - to Corner of Finch Street and Memorial Avenue 

Main Service Time: 11:00am

Main Service Location: Corner of Finch Street and Memorial Avenue Bingara NSW 2404

Luncheon after the Main Service at the Bingara Returned Services Club. Major General Tim McOwen is the guest speaker

 

BLACKHEATH-MT.VICTORIA RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 6:30am 

Dawn Service Location: Blackheath War Memorial Blackheath Gardens on Great Western Highway 

March Time: 10:00am

March Location: Assemble by the Sub Branch Hall, 2 Bundarra Street, Blackheat 

March Route: Over railway crossing and along Great Western Highway to the War Memorial

Stepping off 10.25 am 

Main Service Time: 10:45am

Main Service Location: Blackheath War Memorial Blackheath Gardens on Great Western Highway

Service held on the Gardens side of the memorial

  

CAMDEN RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:15am

Dawn Service Location: Will be held with in the Camden R.S.L. Memorial Site, Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park Complex, Cawdor Road CAMDEN (right opposite the Camden R,S,L, Club)

Please be early and bring a coat or hat as this is an open air service.

March Time: 10:30am

March Location: March will commence in Elizabeth Street turn right at the roundabout and follow Arygle Street to Cawdor Road and into Camden Bi-Centennial Equestrian Park

All schools in the Macarthur are invited to attend and if they form up in Elizabeth Street and wait for directions from the marshals

Main Service Time: 11:00am

Main Service Location: Main Service will commence at the end of the March and at approx. 11.15 and conclude at 12 Noon

CESSNOCK RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:30am

Dawn Service Location: Cenotaph TAFE Park Corner Darwin Street and North Avenue Cessnock

Gunfire Breakfast at Cessnock Leagues Club.

March Time: 11:15am

March Location: Commence Vincent Street adjacent to Former Ex-Services Club

March Route: Vincent Street, left into Cooper Street continue into North Avenue to Cenotaph in TAFE Park 

Main Service Time: 11:30am

Main Service Location: Cenotaph in TAFE Park Corner Darwin Street and North Avenue 

Additional Service at Veterans Park Aberdare commencing at 0900hrs

  

CHESTER HILL-CARRAMAR RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 6:45am

Dawn Service Location: Cenotaph opposite RSL Club 20 Chester Hill Road

Breakfast and Entertainment to follow at RSL Club 

March Time: 6:30am

March Location: Chester Hill

March Route: Leicester Street, Priam Street, Waldron Road, Chester Hill Road

  

CITY OF LISMORE RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:am 

Dawn Service Location: Form up at the old post office corner of Molesworth & Magellan Streets ready to march off at 0500hrs. Service to follow at the Lismore Cenotaph, Memorial Baths 179 Molesworth Street.

A breakfast at the Lismore Workers Club Keen Stree Lismore for Veterans and families will follow the Dawn Service

March Time: 9:am

March Location: Form at Browns Creek Car Park & Molesworth Street at 0830hrs ready to march off at 0900hrs.

March Route: Molesworth Street

Main Service Time: 9:15am

Main Service Location: The main service and wreath laying will be held at the Lismore Cenotaph, Memorial Baths 179 Molesworth Street at the completion of the march.

 

CITY OF PARRAMATTA RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 4:30am

Dawn Service Location: Prince Alfred Square, corner of Victoria Road and Church Street Parramatta.

March Time: 4:15am 

March Location: Parramatta RSL Club Macquarie Street Parramatta 

March Route: Parramatta RSL Club Macquarie Street O'Connell Street George Street Church Street to Prince Alfred Square 

Form up on the roadway outside the Parramatta RSL Club at 4.00am. NSW Police will close roads in the vicinity of the RSL Club, Prince Alfred Square and the march route from 4.00am

 

CITY OF PENRITH RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:00am

Dawn Service Location: At Memory Park High Street Penrith

March Time: 4:45am

March Location: Form up at Corner of Castlereagh and Tindale Streets

March Route: Up Castlereagh St., to High Street then down High Street to Memory Park 

There is also a march on Sunday, 22 April. Form up at Corner of Castlereagh and Tindale Streets at 2.30PM

 

CONCORD DISTRICT RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:15am

Dawn Service Location: Concord RSL & Community Club Nirranda Street Concord West

Followed by Breakfast 

March Time: 5:00

March Location: Norman Street Concord West ( Form up half way along Norman Street)

March Route: Norman St to Nullawarra Ave to to Club.

 

COWRA RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:45am

Dawn Service Location: THE CENOTAPH IN BRISBANE STREET COWRA, OUTSIDE THE SERVICES CLUB

FORM UP IN BARTLETT STREET COWRA AT 0550 HRS. DAWN SERVICE TO COMMENCE AT 0600 HRS. 

March Time: 10:15am 

March Location: FORM UP AT 1020 HRS FOR A WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT THE CENOTPAH OUTSIDE THE SERVICES CLUB

March Route: MARCH TO RIVER PARK VIA KENDAL AND MACQUARIE STREETS COWRA 

Main Service Time: 11:00am

Main Service Location: RIVER PARK COWRA

 

CRONULLA RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:30am

Dawn Service Location: Monro Park Cronulla

Park fills up fast. To get a good position try and be there before 05:30.

March Time: 5:15am

March Location: Form up infront of Cronulla RSL Memorial Club at 05:10. March steps off at 05:15

March Route: Turn right onto Gerrale street, left onto Surf Road, left onto Cronulla Street, left onto Laycock Ave, halting short of Surf Lane.

 

 

CUMBERLAND RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:30am

Dawn Service Location: Auburn Memorial Park Cnr Station and Rawson Street Auburn 1 minute walk from Auburn Train station

Breakfast served at Auburn Town Hall following proceedings (7:30am)

 

INGLEBURN RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:00am

Dawn Service Location: Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch Memorial Garden complex 70 Chester Road Ingleburn NSW 2565

All members visitors and local community members to note road closures will be in place around the Ingleburn RSL club entrance if parking be in the Ingleburn RSL car park by 0430 Hrs as road closures commence at 0430 Hrs. 

March Time: 5:00am

March Location: Parade fall in at 0445 hrs opposite Wood Park oval in Warbler Avenue

March Route: March along Warbler Avenue to the Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch Memorial park complex

ANZAC Breakfast will be available in the Ingleburn RSL club on completion of the Memorial Service, all are welcome. Buses will transport any member to Ingleburn Railway station wishing to attend the ANZAC march in the city (Sydney) first bus departing at 0700 Hrs two trips will be made.

Main Service Time: 10:00am

Main Service Location: Second Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Service will be held at the Anglican Church in Church Road Denham Court

This service is conducted in partnership with the Denham Court Anglican diocese. Bus will leave Ingleburn RSL club at 0920 Hrs to transport any wishing to attend.

 

KOGARAH RSL SUB-BRANCH

 

March Time: 7:15am

March Location: Form up in Bellevue St. Kogarah (street behind the clubs location)

March Route: From Bellvue St turning left into English St and march down to the Cenotaph at the corner of English and Park St. Service will be held at the Cenotaph on conclusion of the march

Post march and ANZAC Day ceremony, attendees are invited to Beverly Park Golf Club for breakfast

  

LAKEMBA RSL SUB-BRANCH

March Time: 7:00am

March Location: The march will form-up outside The Lakemba Club, 26 Quigg Street, Lakemba

March Route: The march will proceed along Quigg Street, then left into The Boulevard and stop at the Cenotaph. 

A commemoration and wreath laying service will be held at the Cenotaph.There will be seating available. After the service the march will follow the same route back to The Lakemba Club.

  

LIDCOMBE RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:am

Dawn Service Location: memorial park lidcombe 

Main Service Time: 5:am

 

MAROUBRA RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 4:30am

Dawn Service Location: Cenotaph, Anzac Pde, Maroubra

Service followed by Gunfire Breakfast at Juniors Maroubra

March Time: 10:45am

March Location: Cnr Garden St & Maroubra Rd Maroubra

March Route: Maroubra Rd, Anzac Pde to Cenotaph

March will preceed service on Sunday 22nd April. 

Main Service Time: 11:00am

Main Service Location: Cenotaph, Anzac Pde, Maroubra

 

MERRYLANDS RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:30am

Dawn Service Location: Merrylands RSL, Miller Street, Merrylands 

March Time: 5:30am

March Location: Charles Mance Reserve, Newman Street, Merrylands 

March Route: Miller St., Merrylands Rd., Memorial Av., Newman st., Merrylands 

Main Service Time: 5:45am

Main Service Location: Charles Mance Reserve, Newman Street, Merrylands

 

NORTH SYDNEY RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:45am

Dawn Service Location: North Sydney War Memorial Ridge Street North Sydney NSW 2060 (located in St. Leonards Park directly behind North Sydney Oval)

 

 

RAMSGATE RSL SUB-BRANCH

March Time: 7:00am

March Location: Cnr Ramsgate Rd and Campbell St Ramsgate. The March assembles in Campbell St Ramsgate. 

March Route: March Starts Cnr Ramsgate Rd and Campbell St Ramsgate. The March begins east along Ramsgate Rd to Chuter Ave where the March does a right hand turn into Chuter Ave and continues along Chuter Ave then does a right turn into the Club's Parking area 

Main Service Time: 7:15am

Main Service Location: Ramsgate RSL Memorial Club Cnr Ramsgate Rd and Chuter Ave Ramsgate

 

RIVERSTONE SCHOFIELDS RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:45am

Dawn Service Location: The cenotaph outside the Riverstone Railway Station. The Dawn Parade will commence at 05:55 hours 

March Time: 5:45am

March Location: Assemble at the Sub-Branch hall 18 Market St, Riverstone. 

ROOTY HILL RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:00am

Dawn Service Location: Eastern Creek, Pinegrove memorial park

March will commence from cnr Minchinbury and Reynell Street Eastern Creek to the Pine Grove Memorial roundabout. This will be followed by a Dawn service. Concluding the service, all attendees are invited back to the Club at the Rooty Hill RSL for a breakfast and entertainment throughout the day, with Two up school to be conducted after lunch.

March Time: 2:30pm

March Location: 22 Apr 18, ANZAC Sunday Service and March

March Route: From up at the cnr of Rooty Hill North Parade wnt Westminster street. March along Westminster Street to the front of the Rooty Hill RSL Club memorial were a short service will be held. 

Band Support from the 1/15 RNSWL Band will be provided throughout the service. 2020 Cadet Unit will be supply a catafalque party and formed body of troops. Concluding the service, afternoon tea will be served inside the Rooty Hill RSL Club.

 

ROSEVILLE RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:am

Dawn Service Location: Roseville Memorial Park, 62 Pacific Highway, Roseville NSW 2069

Full breakfast served in the adjoining Roseville Memorial Club following the service.

March Time: 4:45am

March Location: MacLaurin Parade, Roseville

March Route: From MacLaurin Parade to the Memorial in Roseville Memorial Park.

The march only involves the 2nd/17th Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment Catafalque Party and Flag Orderlies.

Main Service Time: 5am

Main Service Location: Lawn area of Roseville Memorial Park facing the War Memorial.

The general public are welcome to lay a wreath or other tribute on the Memorial when called during the service. Everyone is also welcome to have breakfast in the Clubrooms following the service.

  

SPRINGWOOD RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 6:00am

Dawn Service Location: Springwood War Memorial, Macquarie Road Springwood

March Time: 10:30am

March Location: Macquarie Road Springwood

March Route: Springwood Post Office to Springwood War Memorial both in Macquarie Road Springwood 

Main Service Time: 11:00am

Main Service Location: Springwood War Memorial Macquarie Road Springwood

 

ST MARYS RSL SUB-BRANCH

Dawn Service Time: 5:00am 

Dawn Service Location: St Marys RSL War Memorial cnr Mamre Rd and Hall St., St Marys

Two large screens will ensure all can see the activity at the Cenotaph. Recommend arrive around 4.30am to avoid rush nearer 5.00am 

March Time: 2:30pm

March Location: Commences SUNDAY 22nd from Coachmans Park.

March Route: Queen Street/Mamre Road to Victoria Park

SUNDAY ANZAC Service will commence once the march arrives. 

For the full list, check out the NSW RSL website here

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