Anzac Day Commemorative Services - April 25, 2015 Anzac Day Commemorative Services - April 25, 2015

Anzac Day, Saturday, April 25, marks the 100th anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Australians recognise April 25 as an occasion of national commemoration. Commemorative service are held at dawn, the time of the original landings at Gallipoli. Later in the day ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller townships around the country. It is a day when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

Plan your trip in advance:

  • Road closures - Council advises of temporary road closures in Gladstone and Calliope for ANZAC Day parades.

Anzac Day services:


Dawn Service
Assemble at Rock Latino Café at 5.30 am for coffee. Dawn service commences at 6am at Agnes Water Cenotaph followed by breakfast at Agnes Water Tavern at 7am.
Contact: Allan Mason or Myra Turnbull on 4974 9071

Community Memorial Service
March at 9.45 am Agnes Water Tavern and then Service starts at 10.30 am at the cenotaph at Agnes Water and then back to Agnes Water Tavern for morning tea and activities.
Contact: Allan Mason or Myra Turnbull on 4974 9071


Dawn Service
Service starts at 6am at the Bororen Memorial Park Cenotaph.
Contact: Paul Howkins on 4975 6473


Dawn Service
Service starts at 5.30am at the Stirling Park Cenotaph followed by a barbecue breakfast in Lions Park, adjacent to Stirling Park for a gold coin donation.
Contact: Mike Robbins (Secretary) RSL Boyne Tannum Sub Branch on 4973 2448

Morning Service
Gather from 8.30am for the march from Boyne Plaza carpark followed by a 9am service led by the Gladstone Municipal Band. Activities and refreshments will follow from 11am at the Boyne Tannum Bowls Club for ex-service personnel and invited guests.
Contact: Mike Robbins (Secretary) RSL Boyne Tannum Sub Branch on 4973 2448


Morning Service
Gather from 10.45am for the march from Bunting Park to the Cenotaph at the RSL Hall, Stirrat Street, for an 11am service. A luncheon will follow at the Diggers Arms Hotel for members, returned and service veterans, serving ADF personnel and invited guests.
Contact: Darryl Saw (Secretary) Calliope RSL on 4978 5621 or 0447 417 746


Dawn Service
Gather from 5.25am for the march at 5.30am from the Valley Shopping Centre (facing Herbert Street) followed by a service at ANZAC Park.
Contact: Peter Young (Secretary) Gladstone RSL Sub Branch on 4972 8372 or 0408 753 420

Main Parade and Civic Ceremony
Gather from 10.25am for the march at 10.30am from Gladstone Regional Council Civic Centre followed by a service at ANZAC Park. A lunch will follow for invited guests at the Gladstone RSL Bowls & Citizens Club at 12.30pm.
Contact: Russell Tidd (President) Gladstone RSL Sub Branch on 4972 8372 or Peter Young (Secretary) on 4972 8372 or 0408 753 420


Dawn Service
Assemble for a 4am servie and Miriam Vale Cenotaph (opposite hotel) followed by public breakfast (small fee) and entertainment.
Contact: Marshall Anderson 4974 5209


Dawn Service
Gather at 5.15am for a 5.30am service at Showgrounds Memorial Garden Cenotaph at Mt Larcom and District Armed Services Centre (RSL Building), followed by breakfast.
Contact: Dean Tappin, Mt Larcom RSL on 4976 3023

Morning Service
Gather at 10.30am for an 11am March at Showgrounds Memorial Garden Cenotaph at Mt Larcom and District Armed Services Centre (RSL Building).
Contact: Laurie Robinson, President Mt Larcom RSL on 0427 801 855


Dawn Service
Gather at 6am outside the Memorial Hall, James Street, and march to the Cenotaph for a 5.45am service. A Gunfire Breakfast will follow at Memorial Hall.
Contact: Henry Higgins on 0429 809 698


Dawn Service
A gunfire breakfast will be offered from 5am with the Dawn Service commencing at 5.30am outside the Turkey Beach RSL Hall. Residents are then encouraged to assemble at the Turkey Beach Rural Fire Brigade at 8.30am for a 9am march.
Contact: Ron Jensen on 4974 2158


Afternoon Service
A morning tea will be offered to residents at 10.30am followed by a sit down lunch at 12 noon. At 2pm, a commemorative service will take place at the Ubobo Memorial Hall (offers disability access). A memorabilia display will also be on show at the Boyne Valley CQWA Hall and residents are encouraged to bring along any memorabilia they may have.
Contact: Kathy McLauchlan on 49741207