This year's Anzac Day march and other commemorations in Goulburn will be a little different, thanks to coronavirus restrictions.
But the good news is that it's going ahead, albeit in a slightly changed format, says Goulburn RSL Sub Branch secretary, Mal Ritchie.
The branch has firmed up arrangements, which start with the dawn service as usual at the Belmore Park Honour Roll at 5.30am. An area will be cordoned off for Sub Branch members, the official party and those laying wreaths to comply with coronavirus restrictions. Police will ensure social distancing of the crowd outside this barrier.
Mr Ritchie said people within the restricted area at the dawn and mid-morning commemorations would need to register with a QR code or written record.
Only veterans and serving personnel will march this year, in contrast to previous years when schools and groups joined proceedings.
Mr Ritchie said this would involve about 60 people, who were asked to form up at the corner of Clinton and Auburn Streets at 10.30am. The march will begin at 11am and conclude at the Honour Roll in Belmore Park.
It's yet to be confirmed whether Royal Military College Duntroon cadets will take part in the march and other commemorations. Cadets are currently in the city for three weeks of training exercises.
Wing Commander Steve Laredo will deliver the main address at the mid-morning commemoration service, which starts at 11.30am. Goulburn RSL Sub Branch president Gordon Wade will officiate.
The community is welcome to attend but again, must remain outside the cordoned off area around the Honour Roll.
Veterans requiring assistance on the day can contact the Sub Branch on 4821 6292.
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