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. 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.
Other services in the Dandenong Ranges
11am Commemorative Service at the Montrose Memorial, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose.
5.45am Dawn Service at Monbulk RSL. 9.30am Commemorative March, assembling at the top of Main St. 10am Service at Monbulk RSL
Upwey & Belgrave
6am Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in the Upwey/Belgrave RSL Gardens. 9.45am Commemorative March, assembling outside IGA on Main Street at 9.30am. 10am Commemorative Service at the Cenotaph in the Upwey/Belgrave RSL Gardens.
10.30am Commemorative Service at Silvan War Memorial, corner White Street and Silvan-Monbulk Road, Silvan.
8.30am Commemorative Service at the Wandin Cenotaph, corner Hunter and Beenak Roads, Wandin.
5.45am Dawn Service at the Lilydale Cenotaph (please assemble at 5.30am). Followed by refreshments at the Lilydale RSL in Anderson St. 6.30am - 11am The historic Athenaeum Theatre in Castella Street will be open. You are invited to view the WWI display and the war service records of locals in conjunction with the Lilydale and District Historical Society.
5.45am Dawn Service at Mt Evelyn War Memorial Park, corner Wray Cres and Birmingham Rd, followed by a march to the RSL clubrooms.Mooroolbark
12pm Commemorative service in Hookey Park on Charles St, conducted by Lilydale RSL.
5.45am Dawn Service at Healesville RSL. 10.00am Commemorative March, assembling at Church St from 9.30am, followed by a service at the Healesville Memorial Hall.
5.45am Dawn Service at the Yarra Junction Cenotaph, followed by breakfast at Upper Yarra RSL. 10am Commemorative March, assembling at the Commonwealth Bank building in Main St, Yarra Junction.
6am Dawn Service by the commemorative rock in the park opposite the shops on Warburton Highway (please assemble at 5.45am).
10am Commemorative Parade, assembling at Warburton RSL. 10.30am Service at the Cenotaph on Main St.
10.15am Commemorative March, assembling outside the Yarra Glen Police Station at 10am. 10.30am Commemorative Service at the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall.