This ANZAC Day, Australians will once again have the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all Australian men and women who have served in defence of our country.
More than 20 ANZAC services will be held across Corangamite including at Point Danger in Torquay, one of the largest Anzac services in Victoria. (The full list is below).
ANZAC Day is one of the most important dates on our calendar.
More than 50,000 Australians are estimated to have fought in the Gallipoli campaign, where some 8,700 lost their lives and almost 18,000 were wounded.
On ANZAC Day, I encourage Australians to take a moment and reflect on the brave men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations.
This year also marks the centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt in France, the Battle of Messines, the Battle of Polygon Wood and the Battle of Beersheeva, as well as the 75th anniversaries of the Fall of Singapore, the Bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda campaign — they are all important events from our history that this nation will never forget.
Any current or former Australian Defence Force personnel who is affected by Anzac Day should contact the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, which provides free and confidential counselling 24/7 on 1800 011 046.
Australians are invited to share how they mark Anzac Day on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnzacCentenary, or on twitter.com/DVAAUS with #AnzacDay.
Support for Veterans
- Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) — 1800 011 046 VVCS can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for support and free and confidential counselling.
- If you would like to connect to VVCS while overseas please call +61 8 8241 4546 (please note that standard international call costs will apply).
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs At-Ease mental health web portal — at-ease.dva.gov.au/
LOCAL ANZAC SERVICES: April 2017
Friday 21 April
|Tullow Hall, Clonard College – 41-51 Minerva Road Herne Hill.||St Joseph’s College and Clonard College Memorial Service|
Monday 24 April
|Birregurra War Memorial at Hall||Service|
Monday 24 April
|Linton P.S. ANZAC community service
Outside Shire Offices
|Service and Wreath Laying|
|Anglesea RSL – 30 Murray Street||Service and Wreath Laying|
|11:00am||Apollo Bay – Corner of Great Ocean Road & Nelson Street||Service and Wreath Laying|
|6:00am||Bannockburn monument||Dawn service|
|9:00am||Barwon Heads Hall – Hitchcock Avenue||Service and Wreath Laying|
Beeac Masonic Centre
|11:00am||Beech Forest Hall – Main Street||Service|
|Colac – Memorial Square
Colac – St Mary’s Church
Service and Wreath Laying
|3:00pm||Forrest Public Hall||Official opening of new monument|
Hall of Remembrance Johnstone Park
Eastern Beach dawn service
Geelong RSL – 50 Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont
Service & wreath laying
Service – low key no wreaths
|9:15am||Inverleigh Monument||March, wreath laying, service, ANZAC address & morning tea|
|Lorne Senior Citizens Hall
March to ANZAC Memorial Park
March and wreath laying
|9:45am||Meredith Memorial Hall||Service and march followed by Morning tea at 10:45am|
|1:00pm||Modewarre Memorial Hall
|Re-dedication service & unveiling of memorial plaque|
|10:00am||Ocean Grove – Cenotaph Park||Service and Wreath Laying|
|9:00am||Point Lonsdale Cenotaph||Commemorative service|
|Queenscliff – Ocean View Car Park, Hesse St
Queenscliff Post Office
Queenscliff – Post Office to Fort Queenscliff
Queenscliff – On the green inside Fort
Assembly for march
|Rokewood – Corindhap
Rokewood – Main St to RSL
|Dawn service Corindhap
March and wreath laying ceremony
|7:45am||Shelford monument – Main Road||Service and wreath laying|
|10:00am||Smythesdale – War Memorial, Garden St
Woady Yaloak Recreation Hall
|7:00am||Teesdale Monument||Service & wreath laying|
|Torquay – Point Danger
Torquay – Point Danger
|10:00am||Winchelsea – Eastern Reserve||Service, parade & wreath laying followed by refreshments|
|St Josephs v South Barwon
|Drew Reserve, Herne Hill
Ceremony at 12.45pm
Senior games at 1.15pm
20 April 2017