The valiant Anzac spirit born in the face of catastrophic strategic errors and insurmountable odds on the Gallipoli shore forms the bedrock of Australia’s national identity.
The courage, resilience and larrikin humour displayed by the Gallipoli soldiers spawned an enduring Anzac legend which has come to define our country as one instilled with the values of mateship and a fair go for all, tenets Australian’s still aspire to, fight for and hold dear.
Join QLD RSL Clubs in Saluting the Anzacs.
Honour the Gallipoli soldiers this national Anzac Day by taking part in commemorative events across Moreton Bay Region’s hinterland.
Local RSLs, League Clubs and War Memorial Associations throughout the area will be coordinating Dawn Services, Gunfire Breakfasts, Anzac Parades, Main Services and more on Wednesday, April 25th so come to the hinterland to pay your respects in remembrance of the fallen and returned Gallipoli soldiers, and in honour of those currently serving:
The RSL QLD Caboolture Sub-Branch will be hosting a Dawn Service followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, preceding the Main Anzac Day March and Service.
Moreton Bay Region families and visitors to the region are invited along to the 4:50 am Dawn Service held by the War Veterans Home RSL Care Fernhill Retirement Community at the Bowls Club’s King Street Memorial Hub. The Salvation Army will be onsite running a FREE tea cart for guests.
The Caboolture RSL Sub-Branch’s Dawn Service is a major drawcard for locals. In previous years this event has attracted a whopping 2,000 to 2,500 people eager to pay their tributes to the Anzac diggers, with the Main Service attended by about 1,500 guests.
Head to the War Veterans Home RSL Care Fernhill Retirement Community on King Street in Caboolture to fall in at attention at 9:00 am for the Anzac Day March beginning at 9:30 am.
Led by the Caboolture RSL Sub-Branch president, this Anzac Parade Brisbane North procession is a family-orientated affair involving Anzac diggers and their relatives, as well as community groups and local schools.
Children are encouraged to march with their war veteran family relatives. Loved ones representing fallen Anzac diggers are also welcome to march in their honour.
The Anzac Parade will head along Caboolture’s King Street, past the memorial where the Anzac salute will take place, coming to an end at the Caboolture RSL Club around 10:15 am.
The Main Service will take place at the Caboolture Memorial Hall in the Town Square on King Street at 10:30 am.
The RSL Club will reopen to the general public at 11:00 am (no pokies until 1:00 pm). The Banksia Room will be putting on ‘Two-Up’ games to finish off the Anzac Day Brisbane North commemorations.
Road closures will be in place from 12:00 am midnight to 12:00 pm noon on the following roads:
The Pine Rivers RSL Sub-Branch, tucked away behind the Norths Leagues & Services Club at 1349 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur is working hand-in-hand with Norths Leagues Club to pull-off a full-on Anzac Day schedule this year.
Wake the family up with a morning coffee between 4:00 am and 5:15 am in Norths Leagues Club’s Barrel N Vine Restaurant, or sit down for a full breakfast for $10.
Ready yourself for a performance of the Last Post and head to the Norths Leagues Club Memorial Gardens for the Dawn Service (including a wreath-laying ceremony) set to commence at 5:30 am, finishing at 6am.
Norths Leagues’ bars will open after the Dawn Service and all Anzac Day attendees (including the general public) will be welcome to make their way to the Norths auditorium for breakfast between 6:00 am and 7:00 am.
A bus will be provided to transport anyone (general public included) needing a lift to Kallangur Fair on Anzac Avenue – the combined district Anzac Day March Brisbane North starting point. Vintage cars will also be at the ready to carry disabled vets to the venue. Catch a lift between 7:00 am and 7:30 am.
Anzac Avenue will be closed down most of the day between Duffield Rd and Old Gympie Rd from 7:30 am to approximately 10:30 am to accommodate the Anzac Parade organised by the Pine Rivers RSL Club. Storey Road, between Old Gympie Road and the Kallangur Plaza car park entry (located towards School Road), will be closed periodically during this time.
The Parade is set to include participating RSL sub-branches marching with banners, schools walking under the community links program and a plethora of other associations. Marchers will head-off at 8:15 am, proceeding west down Anzac Avenue to Norths Leagues Club Memorial Gardens which will mark the conclusion of the parade.
Once all marchers have arrived, the Memorial Service will begin (including a wreath-laying ceremony), lasting until approximately 10:30 am.
Don’t go anywhere afterwards, the Anzac Day tributes will continue with ‘2 Up’ games inside Norths Leagues Club.
Get into the Anzac spirit proper in Norths auditorium by concluding the day with a spot of friendly rivalry playing ‘2 Up’, the traditional Australian gambling game played by Anzac diggers. Spin 2 coins into the air and take your best guess. Play from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Please note: All Norths Leagues Club facilities open from 1pm with live music in the Barrel N Vine.
Not a Club member, or reciprocal member? Non-members can sign-in as a ‘guest’, or have an existing member sign them in. Non-members living within a 15km radius can sign-up to Norths Leagues Club for $5.50.
Venture into quaint Dayboro Town with your family on Wednesday, April 25th to pay your respects to the Anzacs. The Dayboro War Memorial Association have organised a full Anzac Day Brisbane North schedule to bring the whole community together. Visitors to the region are more than welcome to attend, so why not come and discover just how lively this sleepy town can become.
Unlike other Anzac Day events happening around the Moreton Bay Region, the commemorations to be held in Dayboro are ideal for families with younger children as the Dawn Service, March and Main Service will all be staged within easy walking distance.
No need to worry about shuttling to and fro between venues in the car, just park upon arrival and enjoy the day getting around on foot, or by bus.
For those planning on leaving their vehicles at the Showgrounds all day, buses will be available to transport people from the showgrounds to the local Anzac Parade Brisbane North start point at the Dayboro Crown Hotel for those planning on leaving their vehicles at the Showgrounds all day. Buses will also be on standby to shuttle people to the service in the Memorial at the Showgrounds after the Anzac Day March which starts at 9:00 am.
At 5:20 am be ready at the Memorial in Roderick Cruice Park next to the pool on William Street for the Dawn Service. Don’t forget to bring a light to participate!
After the Dawn Service stroll over to Dayboro Crown Hotel (just a 5 minute walk away) to assemble for the Anzac Parade marching-off at 9:00 am heading north up McKenzie St to Dayboro School and over to the Showgrounds. Each year the parade sees the whole town turn out to pay their respects.
Marchers will include local Dayboro War Memorial Association members and RSL members, as well as other groups and associations.
The Main Anzac Service hosted by the Memorial Association will be attended by RSL war veterans, taking place at the Dayboro War Memorial Grounds within Dayboro Showgrounds beginning 10:00 am.
From the school, attendees can walk over by cutting through Tullamore Park, alternatively, buses will be at the ready to transport people to the showgrounds.
The Dayboro Anzac Service will be a much more personal, locally themed affair compared to others around the Moreton Bay Region, honouring Dayboro war veterans and other soldiers hailing from the region.
Local school students from Dayboro State School and Mount Sampson State School will take part in the touching Service reciting the Ode, poems and more. A school band will also perform live music for the enjoyment of guests.
The sequence of events for 2018’s Samford RSL Sub-Branch Anzac Day Service is largely the same as last year’s.
Everyone wishing to take part in the local Anzac Day Brisbane North March will be required to assemble at about 7:15 am near the soccer ground carpark area along Samford’s Avenue of Honour to march-off at 7:45 am to the War Memorial.
Please note: Parking will be available nearby the soccer grounds, attendees will also be able to park across the road at the tennis area.
Samford’s Avenue of Honour is lined with 20 hoop pines planted in tribute to the sacrifices made by 20 local servicemen who fought in WWI, WW2 and the Korean War. It stretches from Burton Lane to the soccer grounds.
At 7:40 am restored military aircraft will roar past overhead in an impressive high flying tribute to the diggers.
When marchers have all arrived at the cenotaph site, the Main Anzac Day Service will begin at about 8:10 am, lasting until 8:50 am.
Experience an incredible sunrise atop Mount Mee on Anzac Day.
At 6:00 am St Paul’s Anglican Church Samford will be hosting a Dawn Service at Jolly’s Lookout overlooking Samford Valley towards Brisbane. The service includes prayers by current and ex-servicemen and women and the traditional bugle call.
The QLD RSL Bray Park-Strathpine Sub-Branch will be putting on a pared-back Anzac Day Brisbane North commemoration this year. Head to the Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club (aka Club Pine Rivers) located on the corner of Sparkes and Francis Road for the Dawn Service which will be followed by a breakfast open to the public.
The Dawn Service will be called to order at 5:30 am at the Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club Memorial Wall. There will be numerous dignitaries and political figures attending the service.
A breakfast open to everyone in attendance will follow the service in the Bowls Club. A small donation of $5 is required to pull up a chair. Your donation will go towards a local charity chosen by the Bowls Club in conjunction with the Bray Park – Strathpine RSL Sub-Branch. Official guests are exempt from the charge.
A bus will be available to transport those wishing to attend the combined district Anzac Parade Brisbane North procession at Kallangur Fair Shopping Centre on Anzac Avenue (run by Pine Rivers RSL Sub-Branch).
The Kallangur Anzac Parade will march-off from Kallangur Fair Shopping Centre at approximately 8:15 am heading west down Anzac Avenue to Norths Leagues Club Memorial Gardens.
Anzac Avenue will be closed down most of the day to accommodate the large Anzac procession.
Those wishing to continue Anzac Day commemorations will be accommodated by the Pine Rivers RSL at Norths Leagues Club. Check Pine Rivers RSL and Norths Leagues schedules detailed above in this article for more information.
Woodford RSL Sub-Branch will host a March, Dawn Service and Main Service.
Be at Woodford Memorial Community Centre at 4:30 am to take part in the town’s Anzac Day March Brisbane North event, marching-off at 4:50 am following Archer St to the Memorial Park where the Dawn Service is to be held from 5:00 am to 5:30 am.
Form-up at the corner of George and Archer Streets to march-off at 10:15 am to the Memorial Park for the Main Service which will begin once all marchers have arrived at the Memorial Park.
The Main Service will last from approximately 10:30 am until 11:00 am.