ANZAC day is a time to remember those Australians who have fought and given their lives in the service of our nation.
We have put together a list of commemorative services and events happening throughout the Central West.
So whether you want to mark the day with a Dawn Service or a game of two up, there is an event for you to attend.
If we have missed your community event, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Dawn Service | Where: Carillion, Kings Parade | When: 4.30 am
What: ANZAC Day March | Where: Begins at the RSL Club | When: 10: 30 am
What: Commemoration Service | Where: Carillion, Kings Parade | When: 10.45 am
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the royal Australian Navy, to commemorate the occasion Rear Admiral Tony Dalton CSM, RAN will deliver the key note address.
What: Wreath laying service | Where: Boer War Memorial | When: 11: 50 am
What: Eight Australian Division National Memorial (Broken Blade) Where: In front of the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre | When: 11:55 am
What: Cairn Service at former WW2 Army Camp | Where: Limekilns Rd, Kelso | When: 3:00 pm
What: Sunset war graves service | Where: Mitchell Highway | When: 5:00 pm
What: Retreat and lowering of colours | Where: Carillion, Kings Parade | When: 6:00 pm
What: Citizens’s Commemoration Service | Where: Sofala | When: 2:00 pm
What: ANZAC Day Service | Where: Rockley | When: 8:30 am (a bus will depart form Bathurst RSL club at 7.30am)
What: ANZAC Day Service | Where: Yetholme | When: 8:30 am
What: Soldier’s Saddle Race Meeting | Where: Tyers Park Racecourse | When: Gates open 11am.
The Soldier’s Saddle is an iconic Bathurst event. This year’s Race Day will include a track side VIP Marquee are, two up, fashions on the field and all day entertainment, including a performance form Ryan Sanders, Bathurst’s own The Voice star.
The Western Advocate will run a best dressed competition on the day with voting on our website over the weekend. There are 2 x $50 vouchers from to win. Make sure you are snapped by our photographers to be in the running. For more details click here.
For more information contact the Honourable Secretary Les Anderson on 6333 2999 or 6333 2929.
What: Dawn service | Where: Cenotaph in Victoria Park | When: 5.45 am
What: March | Where: Dubbo RSL Memorial Club to Victoria Park | When: Assemble at 10am for a 10.30 am start
What: ANZAC day service | Where: Cenotaph in Victoria Park | When: 11 am
What: Lunch (service persons only) | Where: Dubbo RSL Memorial Club | When: Midday
What: Two Up | Where: Dubbo RSL Memorial Club Auditorium | When: 2 pm – 6 pm
What: Sunset service | Where: Cenotaph at Victoria Park | When: 6 pm
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What: Dawn March and service | Where: Assembly at Memorial Hall, Anson Street | When: 5 am
What: Pilgrimage to cemetery | Where: Cars leave Memorial Hall and assemble at the corner of Lone Pine | When: 8.15 am
What: Holy Communion | Where: Holy Trinity Church | When: 7.30 am and 9.30 am
What: ANZAC Mass | Where: St Joseph’s Church | When: 8.30 am
What: ANZAC March | Where: Orange CBD | When: Assemble at 10 am, to march at 10.20 am
Moves off via Byng, Sale, Summer Streets & McNamara Lane. Then to Cenotaph in Robertson Park
What: Civic Commemoration | Where: Cenotaph in Robertson Park | When: 11 am
What: ANZAC lunch (Ex-services’ personnel and officials only) | Where: Orange Ex-Service club | When: 12.30pm
What: Retreat | Where: Cenotaph in Robertson Park | When: 5.45 pm
What: Two Up | Where: Orange Ex-Service club | When: 1 pm – 5 pm
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What: Dawn service | Where: Queen Elizabeth Park | When: 6 am
What: ANZAC day breakfast | Where: Workmens Club | When: Following the Dawn service
What: ANZACMarch | Where: Eskbank Street to Queen Elizabeth Park | When: 10:30 am
What: Main service | Where: Queen Elizabeth Park | When: 11 am
What: Music performance | Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church | When: 9am
There will be a recictal of wartimed themed tunes on the war memorial organ.
What: Two up | Where: Courthouse Hotel | When: From 2pm
What: Lithgow and District Family History Cemetery Walk | Where: Lithgow Cemetery |When: 10am, April 28
What: ANZAC March | Where: Wallerawang | When: 8:45
What: Memorial service | Where: Wallerawang War Memorial | When: 9am
What: Dawn service and breakfast | Where: Wolgan Street Cenotaph, then Portland RSL |When: 6 am
What: March and main commemoration | Where: Wolgan Street Cenotaph | When: 11am
What: Dawn service and breakfast | Where: Tarana War Memorial, breakfast at the Tarana Hotal | When: 6 am
What: Service and afternoon tea | Where: Memorial gates at Rydal showground | When: 2: 30 pm
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What: Dawn service | Where: Cenotaph in Brisbane Street | Time: 6 am
Following the service light refreshments will be provided for Ex-Servicemen and women and invited guests, in the RSL sub-Branch rooms.
What: Cemetery service | Where: Australian War Cemetery | Time: 9.30 am
What: Parade and March | Where: Parade begins at the Cenotaph in Brisbane Street
The Wreath Laying Service will commence when the Parade is assembled and when concluded, the march to River Park will take place.
What: River Park Service | Where: River park | When: 11am
Officiating at the Service will be CAPT Louise Beamish, the Cowra RSL Sub-branch chaplain. Guest speakers will be two staff cadets from Alamein Company.
What: Wreath laying service | Where: Railway Memorial corner of Brougham and Campbell Streets by the Cowra National Servicemen Association | When: 12.15 pm
Any further information may be obtained by contacting the Cowra RSL Sub-branch secretary on 6342 3540.
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What: Dawn service | Where: Memorial Hill | When: 5.30am
What: ANZAC Day March | Where: Short Street | When: 8.15 am
What: Civic Ceremony | Where: Cooke Park | When: 9am
What: Dawn Service | Where: Cameron Park | When: 6am
What: ANZAC Day breakfast | Where: Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club | When: After the Dawn service
What: Street Parade | Where: Wellington CBD | When: 10:45
Other events will also be held across the area including Geurie, Mumbil, Goolma, Stuart Town and Yeoval.
What: Dawn service | Where: Robertson Park Cenotaph | When: 6am
What: March and commemoation service | Where: March assembles at Club Mudgee. Service at Robertson Park Cenotaph. | When: 10.15am for 10.30 march and 11am service
What: Reunion Dinner for ex-service and serving personnel | Where: Club Mudgee | When: 12.30pm
What: Dawn march and service | Where: March forms at old Shire Offices, the Dawn Service will be held at the Cenotaph in Anzac Park. | When: 530am for march and 6am for service
What: March and Commemoration service | Where: March assembles at Fire Station, Coomemoration Service at Anzac Park | When: 10.20am for the march and 11 am for the service
What: Dawn Service | Where: Rylstone Memorial Hall | When: 5.30am
What: Commemoration Service | Where: Rylstone Memorial Hall | When: 11am
What: Dawn Service and breakfast | Where: Community Hall followed by breakfast at the Returned Services Community Club When: 6.30am
What: March and Commemoration Service | Where: March forms at the Rotunda, the commemoration is at the community hall. When: 10.30am for the march, 11am for the service
What: March | Where: Forbes Services Memorial Club | When: Assemble at 5.15 am, to march at 5.20am
What: Dawn service | Where: Cenotaph inVictoria Park | When: 5.30 am
What: Mid-morning march and service | Where: From Cross Street to the Cenotaph in Victoria Park | When: Assemble at 10 am, to march at 10.15 am.
What: Two up | Where: Forbes Services Club auditorium | When: 2 pm
What: Lowering of the flat | Where: Cenotaph in Victoria Park | When: 5 pm
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