Commemorate Anzac Day in The Villages
Anzac Day is such an important day of remembrance, commemoration and reflection. It goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
Take a weekend away to escape your busy life and join us in our memorial services in the Villages. There can be no better place to reflect on the past and think about the future than the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. All are welcome to join us.
Dawn Memorial Service: 6.30am - 7.00am
Anzac Avenue of Honour Memorial, Cnr Sherbrooke Rd & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Ferny Creek
Dandenong Ranges RSL will be conducting the Dawn Service to commemorate Anzac Day at the Anzac Avenue of Honour Memorial. It will commence at 6.30am and will be followed by breakfast at the Ferny Creek Scout Hall, Hilton Road Ferny Creek. Parking is also available at Ferny Creek Reserve.
March & Service: 10.30am followed by Service at 10.50am
Sassafras Village Green, Cnr Mountain Hwy & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras
Dandenong Ranges RSL will be conducting the Anzac Day March & Service at 10.30am on Anzac Day. We encourage all to attend either of our Services (Dawn at Ferny Creek Memorial or 10.30am in Sassafras). Refreshments will follow at the RSL, 1773 Mountain Hwy, Sassafras.
Morning Memorial Service: 9.00am
Fiveways Peace Memorial, Cnr Ridge Rd & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama
The Service is being coordinated by the Anglican Parish of Mt Dandenong in conjunction with the Dandenong Ranges RSL Sub-Branch. Destiny Point Cafe will be open for refreshments after the service.