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Centenary of the Gallipoli landings

Our national day to acknowledge and remember those who have fallen. Lest we forget.

ANZAC Day commemoration services

On 25 April we honour all the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) troops landing on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War.

Details of ANZAC Day Services being held across the Gold Coast are listed below.

Burleigh Heads Dawn Service 4.15am

Arrive at 4.15am at War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads Cenotaph, corner of Connor Street and Gold Coast Highway for a 4.28am service (short march from newsagent at Connor Street to Cenotaph).

Burleigh Heads Citizens Service 9.30am

March assembles at 9.15am, corner of West Street and James Street, Burleigh Heads. March commences at 9.30am down to War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads Cenotaph, corner of Connor Street and Gold Coast Highway. The service will commence at approximately 10am.

Burleigh Heads RSL Sub Branch, Chris Keating - 0407 761 663

Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Dawn Service 4.30am

A re-enactment of the Gallipoli Landing will take place in the Jack Evans Boat Harbour commencing at approximately 4.30am. The Dawn Service at Jack Evans Boat Harbour will commence immediately after the re-enactment. Two large screens will broadcast the Dawn Service live to the parks around the harbour.

A Gunfire Breakfast will be available from Twin Towns Services Club after the Dawn Service. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance from the Tweed Heads & Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch Office.

After the dawn breakfast, a short service will be held at the Tweed Heads South Cemetery at 8.30am, followed by Tweed Heads Cemetery. A bus for those that wish to attend will be provided, departing at 8.15am from the main entrance of Twin Towns Services Club to the cemeteries.

Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Citizens Service 10.30am

Assemble in Goodwin Park, Coolangatta from 10am. Children’s parade will march at 10.25am from Chalk Street. Mini buses carrying veterans that cannot march will move off at 10.25am from Goodwin Park.

The main parade will march from 10.30am from Goodwin Park to the War Memorial in Chris Cunningham Park, where the service will be held at approximately 11am.

Tweed Heads/Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch, Joe Russell - 07 5536 1164

Currumbin RSL Dawn Service 5am

A shuttle service to commence at 3.30am from Currumbin RSL, The Pines Shopping Centre, Currumbin Fair Shopping Centre (Currumbin Waters) and the Tugun Community Hall, running continuously until the commencement of the Dawn Service.

After the dawn service, return buses will depart from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

March assembles at 4.20am at Murraba Street, Currumbin. March commences at 4.35am followed by the dawn service at 5am at Elephant Rock, Currumbin Beach. Gunfire breakfast served at Currumbin RSL from 6.30am (veterans free, other patrons gold coin donation).

Currumbin Mid-Morning Service 10.55am

March assembles at 10.40am at Winders Park, Duringan Street, Currumbin. March off at 10.55am with the mid-morning service commencing at 11.15am at the Cenotaph at Currumbin RSL.

Currumbin RSL Sub Branch, Tara White 07 5534 7999

Currumbin RSL - Australia Remembers Project

Currumbin RSL is proud to launch the project called Australia Remembers.

This project is a program of events and online remembrance activities set around ANZAC Day 2015. These include: Symbolic Sleepout, Pop Up Museum, Outdoor Photographic Exhibition, Mateship Run and ANZAC Poppy Art Project. Information regarding these events can be found at

Mudgeeraba Dawn Service 5am

To be held at The Cenotaph, Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba. Service only (no march) commencing at 5am followed by a gunfire breakfast at Memorial Hall, Railway Street (gold coin donation).

Mudgeeraba Sunset Service 3.40pm

March will commence from the corner of Swan Lane and Railway Street at 3.40pm, proceeding to the Cenotaph at Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba for the service. Refreshments and a barbecue provided by the Mudgeeraba Lions will be available at the Memorial Hall after the service.

Mudgeeraba RSL Sub Branch, Secretary Shakey Lake - 0411 742 539

Nerang Dawn Service 4.45am

Held at Nerang RSL Memorial Club, 69 Nerang Street, Nerang. Service only (no march) to commence at 4.45am, followed by a gunfire breakfast at the Nerang RSL.

Renovations are now complete and all club services will be available.

Nerang Citizens Service 9.30am

Form up for the march from Arthur Earle Park at 9.15am.

March to commence at 9.45am from Arthur Earle Park onto Ferry Road across Pantz Bridge, left in to Nerang Street and conclude at the Cenotaph at approximately 10.20am. The main service will commence at the Cenotaph after the march arrives and will conclude at approximately 11am.

Extra seating will be made available and a plan of the march route, road closures and best places to park will be on display at the entrance to the Nerang RSL Club from 2 April 2015.  

Nerang RSL Sub Branch, David Barnicoat - 07 5563 6785

North Gold Coast RSL (Helensvale) Dawn Service 5.25am

Assembly from 5.10am in the grounds behind Club Helensvale, 20-28 Discovery Drive, Helensvale with the service commencing at 5.25am. Parking is limited, please use the Helensvale Community Centre parking area. Service only (no march).

Following the service the 'traditional' breakfast will be served at the club, $7 per person, all welcome.

North Gold Coast RSL (Upper Coomera) Mid-Morning Service 10.50am

Service will commence at 10.50am with a veterans march from the City of Gold Coast Community Centre car park in Abraham Road, Upper Coomera, and proceed along the footpath onto the memorial site at the corner of Abraham and Reserve Roads.

North Gold Coast RSL Sub Branch, Secretary - 0428 415 341

Pimpama Ormeau Service 8.30am

An invitation is extended to be part of the special celebrations for the Centenary of Gallipoli at the 2015 Ormeau Pimpama ANZAC Day Celebrations on April 25th commencing at 8.30am in the grounds of the Pimpama Living Rivers Uniting Church, Creek Street, Pimpama (The Old Pacific Highway).

The day will commence at 8.30 am at the Memorial Statue with the ANZAC service, and following it you can view the memorabilia display including an army tank and a T Model Ford. Morning tea will be provided and a sausage sizzle will operate until 1pm. There will be entertainment for your enjoyment with songs of the war years by Dennis (Dingo) Dryden and ANZAC badges will be offered for sale.

Pimpama Ormeau War Memorial Committee, Beverley Gordon - 0400 736 047

Robina Citizens Service 8.30am

March will assemble at 8am in Arbour Lane, Robina Town Centre. March moves off at 8.30am across the road into the Robina Community Centre auditorium. Service will commence at 8.45am and will conclude at approximately 9.45am. Following the service a morning tea will be provided.

Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Judith Ferber - 07 5689 1651

Runaway Bay Dawn Service 5am

Held at ANZAC Memorial, Runaway Bay RSL Sub Branch Cenotaph, off Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. Arrive at 4.45am for a 5am start. Memorial service only (no march).

To be followed by a gunfire breakfast that will be held at the Seagulls Rugby League Club, $5 per person.

Runaway Bay Citizens Service 9.30am

ANZAC Memorial, Runaway Bay RSL Sub Branch Cenotaph, off Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. March assembles at 9am at the Junior Rugby League Club on Morala Avenue and departs at 9.30am.

The march will be followed by a 10am service at the ANZAC Memorial at the Runaway Bay sports ground (next to the library).

Runaway Bay RSL Sub Branch, Patrick Fairon - 07 5500 6162

Southport RSL Dawn Service 5am

Form up will be in Short Street from 3.30am for a 4.30am March Off, proceeding along Short Street to Marine Parade, Marine Parade to Gold Coast Highway to Broadwater Parklands with Cenotaph Service commencing at 5am.

A gunfire breakfast will be served at the Memorial Club from 5.45am, gold coin donation for non-service personnel.

From 4am to 6.30am the following roads will be closed: Short Street, Marine Parade north of Short Street and the Gold Coast Highway between Nind Street and Ada Bell Way.

Southport Citizens Service 9am

Form up will be in Short Street from 7am for a 8am March Off, proceeding along Short Street to Marine Parade, Marine Parade to Gold Coast Highway to Broadwater Parklands with Cenotaph Service commencing at 9am.

The Southport RSL Memorial Club will be open to the public at 10am.

From 7am to 11am, the following roads will be closed: Short Street, Marine Parade north of Short Street and the Gold Coast Highway between Nind Street and Ada Bell Way.

Given the crowds which are expected on this 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings, if you intend to march in a group for the first time, please advise the RSL Sub Branch so that an allocation may be made for you.

Sub Branch email is and telephone 07 5552 4214

Southport - ANZAC Eve movie night

The documentary film, Gallipoli – The Front Line Experience, will be screened at the Cenotaph, Broadwater Parklands Southport on the eve of ANZAC Day (Friday, 24 April 2015) to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, starting at 7pm.

Springbrook Dawn Service 5am

Dawn service to be held at the War Memorial in Centenary Park, corner of Springbrook Road and Carrick Road, Springbrook commencing at 5am. Service only (no march).

Springbrook Citizens Service 10.45am

March assembles at 10.20am at the general store on Forestry Road, Springbrook. March commences at 10.30am and proceeds along Forestry Road, Springbrook Road and Carrick Road to the community hall for a memorial service at the Cenotaph.

Springbrook ANZAC Committee, John Craufurd - 07 5533 5518 and Jeff Bowthorpe - 07 5533 5221

Surfers Paradise RSL Dawn Service 5.15am

Fall-in outside the Surfers Paradise RSL on Beach Road at 5.15am to march to The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Beach (opposite Trickett Street) for the dawn service at 5.30am.

Following the service a gunfire breakfast will be served at the RSL.

Surfers Paradise RSL March and Civic Service 12pm

The noon parade will fall-in on The Esplanade, from Soul to Elkhorn Avenue from 11.30am.

The march will commence at 12 noon and continue along The Esplanade, turn right into Cavill Mall and continue through Surfers Paradise to the Cenotaph in Cavill Park, Cavill Avenue (at rear of Surfers Paradise RSL) for the Civic Service at 12.30pm.

Surfers Paradise RSL Sub Branch, Alan Whelan - 0437 338 228

Upper Coomera/Maudsland Dawn Service 5.30am

The dawn service will be conducted at the War Memorial in the gardens of QCWA Hall, 161 Maudsland Road (opposite the Coomera Lodge Hotel).

Arrive from 5am for a 5.30am start. A gunfire breakfast will be provided afterwards by the Helensvale Lions Club.

Geoff Benson - 0412 948 758.

Upper Coomera Community Service 9am

March will assemble at Coomera School of the Arts, Gawler Place and Siganto Park, Upper Coomera at 8am. The march will commence at 9am and proceed along Reserve Road onto Oxenford-Tamborine Road to the Cenotaph.

A memorial service will be held at the Cenotaph at Charlie's Crossing Road, Upper Coomera at 9.30am. A community barbecue will be held at Siganto Park, Gawler Place following the service (10.30am) and will include entertainment and children's activities. All are welcome.

Oxenford-Tamborine Road between Maudsland Road and Reserve Road will be closed from 9am to 10.30am with detours in place.

Reserve Road at Oxenford-Tamborine Road to Highland Reserve Roundabout will be closed from 9am to 9.30am.

Rotary Club of Upper Coomera, Malcolm Cummings - 0439 332 737.

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