20 April 2017

Commemorating ANZAC day and centenary of battles on the Western Front

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.

Further information about Anzac Day and the Anzac Centenary can be found on the Anzac Centenary website at anzaccentenary.gov.au and at anzacportal.gov.au.

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/


Time Location Service Details

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


25 April

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 Cenotaph

Beeac Masonic Centre

Dawn service

Gunfire Breakfast

11:00am Beech Forest Hall – Main Street Service


Colac – Memorial Square

Colac – St Mary’s Church

Dawn Service

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

Johnstone Park


Service & wreath laying

Service – low key no wreaths

Wreath Laying


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

Dawn Service

Assembly for march


Commemorative service



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

Dawn Service

Gunfire breakfast

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