23 April 2017
Every year on April 25th, Australians come together to commemorate all the men and women who have fought for their country. This date marks the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in World War I. Read on to discover how and where you can pay your respects in NSW this ANZAC Day 2017.
Goulburn will hold a dawn service at the Remembrance Wall in Belmore Park. After the service, there will be another short commemorative service at the War Grave section of Goulburn General Cemetery. Finally, there will be a short march of remembrance starting at 10:30am.
There will be a number of events to commemorate ANZAC Day in Narrandera. Join locals and servicemen for a dawn service held at 6am at Memorial Gardens, before a 9am War Graves Service at Narrandera Cemetery. Next, guests will meet at Narrandera Ex-Servicemen’s Club where the main march will begin at 10:45am. The march will culminate in a main service to be held at Memorial Gardens at 11am.
Ballina will host a number ofANZAC Day services beginning with a dawn service at Ballina RSL at 5:30am. There will then be an ANZAC Day March, beginning at the Ballina Court House at 10am. The march will make its way down River Street before finishing at the Ballina RSL Memorial.
A memorial service will be held at the Gunnedah Cenotaph on the morning ofANZAC Day. Gunnedah has a rich history of service, and the Cenotaph itself was originally erected to commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War I. Throughout the day, locals will pay their respects and take part in a number of special events and activities.
Pottsville, in the Tweed Heads area, will host a 7.45am march from Coronation Avenue to the ANZAC Park Cenotaph. The march will include flag bearers, war veterans, a piper and naval drum contingent, the RSL Women’s Auxiliary and cadets. The march will be followed by a commemorative service at the cenotaph and breakfast at the Pottsville Beach Sports Club.
The main ANZAC Day March in Sydney starts at 9am on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place, above the train station. The Act of Remembrance is observed as marchers pass the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park.