The community will come together for Anzac Day commemorations on Sunday, April 25, a year after traditional services and marches were cancelled across the nation due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 restrictions will be in place as the pandemic has changed the way the commemorations will be held this year. Find out which services will be held in your local area this month:
Both the dawn and mid-morning services will be held in Belmore Park. The march along Auburn Street is going ahead but will only be for veterans, with about 60 of them participating from the various campaigns. There will be various services running throughout the Goulburn Mulwaree Region to ensure that all members of the community are able to take part in the commemorations. These are:
- Goulburn Services - Dawn Service starts at 5am. Official Service begins at 11am in Belmore Park
- Bungonia - Official Service starts at 10am at the Bungonia War Memorial
- Tallong - Official Service starts at 10am at the Tallong War Memorial
- Tarago - Dawn Service begins at 6am at the Tarago War Memorial
For more details, contact the Goulburn RSL sub-branch here.
The dawn service by the Crookwell RSL sub-branch will begin at 6am at Crookwell Memorial Park, corner of Spring and Marsden Streets. The Gunfire Breakfast will begin at 5am and march personnel can assemble outside Crookwell Services Club at 5.40am. Breakfast at the Crookwell Services Club will be organised after the service which will be free for the marchers and will cost $5 for others.
The march will begin from Crookwell Services Club located on 160 Goulburn Street at 10:45am. It will then head to the main roundabout, turn right into Spring Street and later proceed to the Memorial Shrine at Crookwell Memorial Park.
The main service will start at 11am at Crookwell Memorial Park, corner of Spring and Marsden Streets. The Crookwell RSL sub-branch asks participants and spectators to observe the two-square metre per person rule during the service. Do not attend the service if you are feeling unwell.
You can see more details here.
The dawn service will be held in Yass Cenotaph Memorial Hall at Comur Street at 6am. The main service will be held at Yass Cenotaph Comur St at Yass Memorial Hall at 11am. There will be no march held this year. COVID restrictions will be in place for both the services and it can be seen online via Zoom. Details of the service can be seen here.
The Anzac Day commemorations in Braidwood will include a dawn service and a march. The dawn service will be held at 6am at the memorial flag pole at Ryrie Park. It will be followed by Gunfire Breakfast at the Services Club.
March will commence at 10:30am from Wallace Street. For more details, get in touch with the Braidwood RSL Sub-Branch here.
The Queanbeyan RSL sub branch has decided to conduct a restricted ANZAC Day Service this year. Marchers can assemble at 5:15am at the Queanbeyan RSL building located at Crawford Street for the dawn service will commence at 5:30am. This year, the march will consist of service, ex-service members and relatives of deceased service personnel only. Marchers can assemble at 1000 RSL Building at 10:25am. For more details, contact the Queanbeyan RSL sub branch here.