25 April. ANZAC Day. The 25th marking the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipoli in 1915, during the First World War.
Our chance to pay our respects to those that have fought and died for our freedom. Really to pay our respect to anyone that has fought so we can live freely. There are many services in and around the Eastern Suburbs and Inner-city Sydney. Wreath laying, marches and commemorative services. The main Dawn Service is held at The Cenotaph in Martin Place at 4.15am.
The ANZAC Day March begins at 9am on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place. It includes war veterans, descendants of those who served and died and current members of Australia’s armed services. The marchers pass the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park as an act of remembrance.
12.30 marks the start of the main commemoration service at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park. This is held next to the Pool of Reflection.
Official commemorations conclude with the 5pm Sunset Service at The Cenotaph.
If you can’t make it to the city then there are other services taking place. Here is a list of ANZAC Day Services in and around the Inner-city and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
Climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge whilst also raising money for servicemen and women. This includes a 25 minute commemorative service and address by returned Australian serviceman, Nathan Jocobsen. Followed by a live rendition of The Last Post by a bugler from the Australian Army Band Sydney.
Begins: Departures between 4 & 5am
Cost: $268 (child 8-15 years), $378 (Adult)
Bondi- Junction Waverley RSL Sub-branch
ANZAC Day Service – Waverley Park Cenotaph, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Gunfire Breakfast commences at 7am
Cost: A gold coin donation is asked for a substantial breakfast offering
March – Begins at Gray St at 7.30, marching back to the club at approx. 8.30am.
Waverly cemetery Dawn Service
Light breakfast is provided
Steyne Park, Cnr Bay and William Street, Double Bay
A chance to lay a wreath and spend time in quite reflection.
Begins: 9am – 10am
North Bondi RSL, 118-120 Ramsgate Ave
Coogee Legion Club and Coogee sub-branch
Level 1, Coogee Legion Club, 200 Arden Street
Maroubra RSL Sub-branch
Cenotaph opposite The Juniors at the Junction, Anzac Parade
Matraville RSL Sub-Branch
Cenotaph, Norfolk Parade
Booralee Park, Bay Street, Botany