anzac day  in the west 2017

The sacrifices made by those who fought and served in World War 1 are remembered on ANZAC DAY. Their bravery and service shaped our way of life and demonstrating gratefulness, remembrance and commemoration on this day is the least we can can do to give thanks. 2014-2018 are particularly significant as these years mark the 100 year centenary of the soldiers landing in Gallipoli. Lest We Forget. 


POINT COOK RAAF BASE - Dawn Service - Tuesday April 25 - 5:30am

You can arrive between 5-5.30am and park and get a seat.
At 5.45 all mobile phones are to be switched off and they would like everyone seated or present at that time.
The service starts at Dawn promptly at 6am.
Photos are permitted but no flash photography.
There is a gun fire breakfast afterwards in the O's mess area provided by the Rotary and Salvos. It's a gold coin donation and then visit the RAAF Museum which will be open from 6:30am until 5:00pm.

The base is on Point Cook Road. Just follow the road past the Saltwater turnings and continue going as if heading to Werribee South it is straight ahead.
- Adults need photo ID on them at all times.
-There is no need to sign in.
-First come first served so the earlier the better.
-It is dark then so a torch would be handy and wrap up well it is usually chilly

NEWPORT - Afternoon Service - Tuesday April 25 from 1pm - 2:30pm
The Newport RSL will be holding a March and Commemorative Service to mark Anzac Day. The March will leave the Newport RSL in Market St at 1.00pm, then proceed along Market St, Mason St and Mirls St to the Cenotaph in Mason St.
From 1.30pm there will be a Commemorative Service including the laying of wreaths. The marchers will then return to the RSL via Market St.

As a result of the above the following road closures will be in place around these times.
Market Street, between Derwent Street and Mason Street
Mason Street, between Melbourne Road and Mirls Street
Traffic diversions will be in place.

WILLIAMSTOWN - Tuesday April 25 from 5:45am
5:45am Dawn Service at Cenotaph, Roundabout at intersection, Ferguson Street, Nelson Place and The Strand

6:15am Breakfast Gold Coin donation

ALTONA - Afternoon Commemoration Service SUNDAY April 23 - 2:40pm

Assemble at 2:40pm for guest speakers and service at the Eternal flame on Mason Street
Marching Band, current servings defense force members in attendance as well as refreshments back at the RSL in Sargood St.

ALTONA - ANZAC DAY - Dawn Service -  Tuesday April 25 from 5am–11:00am
5:55:am Dawn Service at the Eternal Flame Civic Pde

Breakfast : 6.40am – Breakfast will be available following the Dawn Service.
(Gold Coin Donation is kindly requested) Breakfast will be held at RSL 31 Sargood Street, Altona.

March : 5.45am Step Off Point is Altona RSL, 31 Sargood Street, Altona, following the March refreshments will be provided at the RSL.

Sunday 23 April, 2.20pm, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee
This traditional ANZAC march will begin at the Wyndham Cultural Centre and finish at the Cenotaph in Station Place. A wreath laying ceremony will then be held, with all members of the public welcome to attend. Following the ceremony the march will continue to the RSL in Kelly Park for light refreshments. Contact the Werribee RSL for further detail on 9741 5525. Please note that road closures will be in place.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Tuesday 25 April, 6.30am, Cenotaph in Station Place, Werribee
Following the service, breakfast will be served at the Kelly Park Community Centre. Contact the Werribee RSL for further detail on 9741 5525. Please note that road closures will be in place.

SUNSHINE - Tuesday 25th April 2015 from 6:45am
99 Dickson Street
Sunshine, Victoria 3020

6:45am:  Dawn Service at Sunshine RSL
7:15am:  Breakfast at RSL.  Cost:gold coin donation

SUNSHINE - Commemortive  Service SUNDAY APRIL 23
step off point - 1.45 pm Old Brimbank Council Offices Alexandra Avenue
followed by Refreshments at the Sunshine RSL

BACCHUS MARSH - Tuesday April 25 from 5:45am
203 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh Victoria 3340

5:45am Dawn Service.

Breakfast : Breakfast will be available following the Dawn Service at 6.15am.
(a Gold Coin Donation is kindly requested) Breakfast will be in the Public Hall.

MELTON - Tuesday April 25, 2015.
Melton War Memorial, High Street, Melton.
Dawn Service : 6.00am

Breakfast : Breakfast will be available following the Dawn Service.(7am)
(a Gold Coin Donation is kindly requested) Breakfast will be at the Melton Country Club.

March : 9.00am Step Off Point is Alexandra Street, Melton, following the March refreshments will be provided at the Melton Country Club.

Commemoration Service : 9:45am – Melton War Memorial.


6am Dawn Service -  It is recommended to assemble on the Shrine Forecourt by 4.30am, no requirement to register attendance.
Pre-amble address will commence at 5.45am prior to the Service at 6am. There is no seating available.
The Dawn Service concludes at approximately 6.30am, attendees are encouraged to enter the Sanctuary to lay poppies following the conclusion of the service.
8.15am Official Wreath Laying Service
Invited guests assemble at 7.45am in the Sanctuary.

9am ANZAC Day March
Thousands of veterans, their descendants and current serving personnel will march down St Kilda Road, starting at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets and concluding at the Shrine of Remembrance. Unit wreaths will be laid at the Shrine progressively during the March which will conclude at approximately 1pm.
Persons interested in marching should contact RSL Victoria Headquarters on 03 9655 5555 or

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