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ANZAC Day

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.

Details for the ANZAC Day services being held on the Gold Coast can be found below.

Burleigh Heads

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.

Contact Burleigh Heads RSL Sub Branch, Chris Keating, on 0407 761 663.

Coolangatta/Tweed Heads

Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Dawn Service 5.45am

Assemble on the pathway behind Chris Cunningham Park, Tweed Heads at 5.45am with the march off at 5.55am. Those veterans who wish to be seated for the service are asked to form up at the front of the march (250 chairs available for veterans).

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.

Wreath laying service – Queensland 6.30am

A short, wreath laying service will be held in Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta at 6.30am.

Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Citizens Service 10.30am

Assemble in Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads (corner of Boundary and Coral Streets) from 10am. Children’s parade will march at 10.25am (next to the children’s playground).

The main parade will march off at 10.35am from Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Boundary Street, along Wharf Street to the War Memorial in Chris Cunningham Park, where the service will be held at approximately 11am.

Contact Tweed Heads/Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch, Joe Russell, on 07 5536 1164.

Tweed Heads South Cemetery Service

The service at the Tweed Heads South Cemetery will now be held on Sunday, 23 April 2017 at 9.30am.

If transport is required, please contact the Tweed Heads & Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch on 07 5536 1164.

Currumbin

Currumbin RSL Dawn Service 5am

A shuttle service will commence at 3:30am from Currumbin RSL and The Pines Shopping Centre 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 at a fee).

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.

Contact Currumbin RSL Sub Branch, Tara White, on 07 5534 7999.

Mudgeeraba

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 3.15pm

March will commence from the corner of Swan Lane and Railway Street at 3.15pm, proceeding to the Cenotaph at Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba for the service. Refreshments and a BBQ provided by the Mudgeeraba Lions will be available at the Memorial Hall after 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 – secretary@mrrsl.org.au 0411 742 539

Nerang

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.

A holographic video presentation will be shown about the story of the Australian Light Horse as told by the Spirit of ANZAC. This is performed by the Nerang State High School students.

Street closures: Corner of Nerang Street and White Street from 4am to 6am.

Nerang Citizens Service 9.40am

Form up for the march at intersection of Nerang and Lavelle Streets at 9.15am.

March to commence at 9.40am from the intersection of Nerang and Lavelle Streets and conclude at the Cenotaph at approximately 10.20am. The main service will commence at the Cenotaph immediately after the march arrives and will conclude at approximately 11am. Guest are welcome into the club after the service; please note dress regulations will apply which are displayed at the main entrance of the club.

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 5 April 2015.

Street closures: Nerang Street, Lavelle Street and White Street from 9am to 12noon.

Nerang RSL Sub Branch, Secretary - 07 5563 6785. Email: subbranch@nerangrsl.com.

North Gold Coast

North Gold Coast RSL (Helensvale) Dawn Service 5.25am

Assembly from 5.10am in Remembrance Park (behind Club Helensvale), 20-28 Discovery Drive, Helensvale with the service commencing at 5.20am. Parking is limited; please use the Helensvale Community Centre parking area. Service only (no march).

Following the service, a 'traditional' breakfast will be served at the club, $10 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.

Contact North Gold Coast RSL Sub Branch, Secretary, on 0428 415 341.

Pimpama Ormeau

Pimpama Ormeau Service 8.30am

An invitation is extended to be part of the Ormeau Pimpama ANZAC Day Service on 25 April 2017, commencing at 8.30am in the grounds of the Pimpama Uniting Church, Creek Street, Pimpama (The Old Pacific Highway).

The day will commence at 8.30am at the Memorial Statue with the ANZAC service, and following it, you can view photos and history of the seven soldiers whose names are dedicated on the Memorial Statue.

Morning tea will be provided and a sausage sizzle will operate until 1pm. ANZAC badges will be available to purchase.

Contact Pimpama and Ormeau War Memorial Committee, Bevan Love – 0419 662 286

Robina

Robina ANZAC DAY Service 9am

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, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive.

Service will commence at 9am and will conclude at approximately 10am. Following the service, a morning tea will be provided.

Contact Lucy Spudic on 0435 824 456.

Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay Dawn Service 5am

Dawn Service will be 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, $6 per person.

Runaway Bay Citizens Service 9.30am

Citizens Service will be held at 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).

Contact Runaway Bay RSL Sub Branch, Bruce Main, on 07 5577 4750.

Southport

Southport RSL Dawn Service 5am

Form up near the intersection of Short Street and Marine Parade from 3.30am for 4.40am march off, proceeding along Marine Parade to the Gold Coast Highway, then to ANZAC Park with Cenotaph Service Commencing 5am.

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

Southport RSL Citizens Service 9am

Form up near the intersection of Short Street and Marine Parade from 7.45am for 8.40am march off along Marine Parade to Gold Coast Highway, then to ANZAC Park with Cenotaph Service Commencing 9am.

The Southport RSL memorial club will be open to the public at 10am.

From 4am to 10.45am 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 increasing interest in ANZAC Day each year and the recent 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, crowds are expected to be close to those of last year. 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: subbranch@southportrsl.com.au. Telephone: 07 5552 4214.

Springbrook

Springbrook Dawn Service 5am

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

Breakfast after the service in the community hall; cost $5.

Springbrook Citizens Service 10.15am

March assembles at 10am at the general store on Forestry Road, Springbrook. March commences at 10.15 am and proceeds along Forestry Road, Springbrook Road and Carrick Road to the Centotaph for the service. After the service, refreshments will be available at the hall; cost $5.

Contact Springbrook ANZAC Organiser, John Craufurd, on 07 5533 5518.

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise RSL Dawn Service 5.30am

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 at noon

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

The march will commence at noon and continue along The Esplanade, turn right into Cavil 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.

Contact Surfers Paradise RSL Sub Branch, Alan Whelan, on 0437 338 228.

Upper Coomera/Maudsland

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

ANZAC document and memorabilia display from 8am in the Coomera School of Arts Hall

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 John Siganto Park, Gawler Place following the service (10.30am). All are welcome.

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

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

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