ANZAC Day 2016 around the Geelong region
This year ANZAC Day falls on a Monday and once again the Geelong region has a wealth of commemorative services and events to remember those who have served our nation.
DAWN AND COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES
4:15am – Wreath Laying Ceremony and Service at the Geelong Peace Memorial, Johnstone Park, Geelong.
5:00am – Gunfire Breakfast Geelong RSL.
6:30am – The Alpha Company 8/7 RVR’s Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Boer War Memorial. Corner of Kilgour Street and Latrobe Terrace, opposite the Kardinia Park main entrance.
9:00am – Annual Commemorative Mass at St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong.
9:30am – Wreath Laying Service at Geelong RSL War Memorial in Barwon Heads Road, Belmont.
9:30am – The Norlane RSL March and Wreath Laying Ceremony. The march starts at the corner of Melbourne Road, (within the service lane) and Sparks Road, Norlane, followed by Wreath Laying at Norlane RSL, Rose Avenue.
11:00am – Geelong RSL Sub Branch March and Commemorative Service. The march starts on corner of Malop Street and Yarra Street to proceed along Malop Street to Johnstone Park.
11:30am- Commemorative Service at Johnstone Park.
TORQUAY AND THE BELLARINE PENINSULA
6:00am – Torquay Dawn Service at Point Danger Torquay.
6:00am – Portarlington and St Leonards RSL Sub Branch Dawn Service at the Portarlington Cenotaph at WG Little Reserve / Cannon Park.
6:15am – The Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads RSL Sub Branch Dawn Service, assembles at 6.05am in the Ocean Grove Park. Piper Call to Arms at 6.10am. The Ocean Grove War Memorial is now located in the Ocean Grove Park, The Avenue, Ocean Grove.
8:45am – The Barwon Heads March and Wreath Laying Ceremony. The march starts at the corner of Hitchcock Avenue and Bridge Road and proceeds to Barwon Heads Community Hall. A commemorative and wreath laying ceremony follows around the Drysdale Cenotaph.
10:00am – Drysdale RSL Sub Branch March and Wreath Laying Ceremony. The ANZAC Day service takes place at the Drysdale Primary School Assembly Hall at 10.00am. Following the service at 10.45am, a march leaves from outside the CFA hall on Princess Street to proceed down High Street, turning left into the Springdale Car Park at the Cenotaph. A commemorative and wreath laying ceremony follows.
9:45am – Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads RSL Sub Branch March and Wreath Laying Ceremony. The march starts in The Terrace to proceed west to Presidents Avenue, turns right into Presidents Avenue and right into The Avenue to conclude around the Cenotaph in the Ocean Grove Park. A commemorative and wreath laying ceremony follows.
11:00am – Portarlington and St Leonards RSL Sub Branch March and Wreath Laying Ceremony. The march starts outside the Portarlington and Drysdale RSL Sub Branch on the corner of Fenwick Street and Harding Street to Newcombe Street and conclude at the Cenotaph on W G Little Reserve / Cannon Park. A commemorative and wreath laying ceremony follows.